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.