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Old 08-07-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Can you Brew It recipe for Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale

All recipes are (unless otherwise specified): 6 gallons post-boil, 70% efficiency, Morey for color, 15% evaporation, 7.27 gallons preboil, Rager IBU, and most hops are in grams not ounces. Most, if not all recipes are primary only (no secondary).

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OG 1051
IBUs 13
SRM 13.1

3.8kg British Pale Malt 68.2%
900g Marris Otter 16.2%
390g light munich 7%
340g crystal 75 6%
110g crystal 120 2%
30g chocolate malt 0.6%

90 minute boil

3g Magnum 14%AA at 75m
18g EKG 5%AA at 30m
22g EKG at 0m
22g Styrian Goldings or US Fuggles or Willamete or German Tradition) at 0m

WLP002

Mash at 145F for 60m, 155F for 15m, then mash out

RO Water. Add gypsum and CaCl to 100ppm

Cool to 63F and pitch, raise to 66F after 24 hours.

1.4oz american oak cubes (medium or medium plus) after 24 hours of fermentation.

Ferment for 15 days.

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This was deemed not cloned with a caveat. The tasters believed that the DBA commercial example was slightly sour and did not have the oak character that they remember for this beer. None could find anything that they would change about the recipe. Jamil said that he would call it cloned, and save some for further comparison to verify.

Tasty actually used 1.25oz american oak medium toast. He steamed the oak for about 10min, put them in a hop sack with marbles to sink in the conical.


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Old 10-13-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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I brewed this two Sundays ago and used 0.7 oz of oak chips because I accidentally bought those instead of oak cubes. The thought on using less chips is that they generally impart a stronger "oaky" flavor than cubes, so I wanted to err on the side of caution.

Pulled my first hydro sample tonight to check gravity and I can say (a) it is a damn tasty beer, and (b) if I used chips again, I would probably up the amount a bit. The oak flavor is a nice "Hmm, what is that?" flavor addition, but my experience with DBA is that the oak is a little more forward in the nose and taste.

I will say this, though. Firestone Walker is my favorite brewery and I am stoked because this recipe really does make a clone. If the oak was a little bit stronger in my beer, it would be spot on. I am loving life right now.


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Old 10-25-2011, 01:47 AM   #3
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Another quick update now that my batch is fully carbed. I will probably up the Magnum addition by 2-3 grams in the future. The beer is just a tad too sweet (although still amazingly good). I think it needs a little more bittering. Otherwise, perfect.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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Brewing this right now! Ill check back in after a few weeks and let you know how it goes. I did up the Magnum by a quarter oz.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Question about the malts - Why the separate quantities of the "British Pale Malt" and MO? It has been my understanding that MO is a form of British Pale malt. Perhaps I need to listen to the show again - but they often gloss over this sort of detail
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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Have this in the kegorater as we speak. I did the extract version. Very smooth and not over the top with the oak.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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Are we sure there are no dry hops in this clone?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by crazymonkey View Post
Are we sure there are no dry hops in this clone?
The recipe listed was given to the boys at Can You Brew It by the Firestone Walker brewer, whose name I now forget. So we can be fairly certain the recipe listed is accurate (aside from the substitution of using oak chips instead of transferring to barrels.)
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #9
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I brewed this last year and I think this recipe is not quite right. I think it needs more bittering hops. The recipe above clocks in at 13 ibus while the Firestone website says DBA is around 30. Also, I'd shortened the boil to 60 mins and readjust the magnum addition accordingly. When I brewed this, I got a lot of wort caramelization and my version came out much darker and maltier. In itself, that's not a bad thing, but it still it does't taste like DBA. If your brew kettle has a thin bottom like mine, a shorter boil will help this. I have a couple of other things I want to try also to improve it but I'll report back when I have it figured out.
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@beerhappy - I'd agree that my beer from this recipe also turned out too far on the malty/sweet side.


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