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Old 11-13-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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I love this stuff. I have been trying every APA I can get my hands on since they are so easy to make even my first one came out good.

I remember the first time I used Chinook too, thinking "This would be a good aroma hop", and then looking up to see 12.6% is pretty much a bittering hop.

And I used Fuggles once before and wondered how they would do as a bittering hop. I know how Fuggles does on a salad with some roquefort and some bacon bits - yummy. But I looked it up and according to the book it is pretty much an aroma hop.

Then I tried my first bottle of Firestone - Walker Pale. Thank goodness some people think outside the book. Now from googling the actual beer it seems to be a love it or hate it kind of brew. Home page is here: http://www.firestonewalker.com/secti...one_beers.html .

I did search, dude tasted and reviewed the Double Barrel Ale. That was the only hit I got.

Centennial hops I have never used.

I am not too terribly worried about the grain bill, but if anyone has any pointers on the hop schedule or ratios of C/C/C late kettle I am all ears.

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I am going for it. If you search on firestone -Walker you are only going to get two hits. I don't see bumping this thread for the smal amount of info I have now. I have been making EdWorts Haus Pale over and over, bumping the hops up a little each time. See page 12 of EdWorts recipe thread for my tensith calculations. Anyway today i did it agasin, PM version again, with Saaz and Hallertau for bittering and Chinook for flavor and aroma, total HBUs is up to 21, pitched at 2100 on 11-21-07. When I pour something that tastes close I will bump the thread.

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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This thread looks pretty dead, but anyways let's see if anyone is out there...

Firestone Pale is a favorite session beer of mine too, comparable to Sierra Nevada, but better in my opinion. There is a big difference between Firestone Pale, which they brew under different labels for different folks (mainly local pizza places), and the full label Double Barrel (which is what I tend to find), possibly the oak chipping.

I've seen a lot of notes about Firestone using a hop schedule of the 3C's (Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade). I believe it's:

0.5oz each of Columbus, Chinook and Cascade at 15min.
0.5oz each of all 3 at flame-out.
0.5oz each of all 3 dry hop.

The only discrepancy I see is the bittering hop, sometimes Williamette, some times Fuggles. I'm no expert, but they seem to be similar. I think it's usually a full 1 oz at 60min.

I'm still working out my grain bill, if you want to call it that, I will be doing a partial mash. Lots of Pale Malt Extract, some Victory (light), and a bit of Munich (as I won't be using any Marris Otter, which I think Firestone uses, and this seems to be similar).

Other than that, will be going with a California Ale yeast and trying to keep it on the low side of the recommended fermentation temp, will probably pitch with a big starter (1/2 gal).

This will be my third batch, any suggestions are highly welcome.

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Take a listen here. Remember Pale 31 is mission st pale with X percentage of DBA mixed in.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/mem...bi07-05-10.mp3

check this out too

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-...2/#post2192146

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Old 06-24-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Great link(s) Humann_brewing, thank you very much. The Link to Mission St well documents the podcast, the podcast is well worth the listen (pretty hilarious, I'll be looking for more of their work).

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