After listening to CYBI - Double Barrel Ale show, I got the bug to do that one. But I got interupted with my own Union Jack IPA clone!
So, the Union Jack IPA clone came out very nice. Slightly darker, 8 SRM, vs FW version at 7 SRM. Maybe because mine is unfiltered? Mouthfeel and foam about the same, although FW vesion has better lacing. As for IBU's, both mid 70's, I tasted more Centennial and Chinook in FW version, mine had more floral and pineapple.
8% Marris Otter
4% Cara 40
14IBU during Mash hopping (about = 10min addition)
22IBU Magnum, Simcoe FWH
17IBU Cascade, Centennial at 15min
26IBU Cascade, Centennial, Chinook at 0min (Whirlpool = 10 min)
Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe DRY hop
1.8oz per gallon total
Used dry Nottingham (small batch)
And so I finally got around to doing the DBA today. I finally cracked open my 4 month old 22oz bomber and tasted before I started... Glad I did, it had been awhile since I had it. I recorded it at 13 SRM, not the 16 SRM as per the FW website. Also, I sensed a bit of fruity/funky. What's up with that? Is it from the oak, or the yeast? I have not sensed this before, so maybe my bomber is just a bit old? So, I adjusted for color and dove in. Hit 73% efficiency and all went well. Pitched S-04 around 4:30pm so we'll see. Got the toasted oak chips soaked in bourbon waiting for day 2...
Next, I'll have to try the Double Double Barrel Ale!
Anyone checked this out yet? Pub only... so maybe a trip to the brewery!