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.
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.