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Firestone Wookey Jack
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:49:56 PM »
Anyone know if the Wookey Jack clone recipe on the AHA website is close to accurate? From what I've seen on the FW site, it seems plausible...

    13.5 lb (6.12 kg) pale two-row malt
    1.66 lb (0.75 kg) Briess rye malt
    0.5 lb (227 g) Weyermann 175° L Cara-Rye malt
    0.5 lb (227 g) Weyermann 525° L Carafa III malt
    0.5 lb (227 g) Briess 550° L Midnight Wheat malt
    0.5 oz (14 g) Magnum hops, 13% a.a. (90 min)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops, 12.4% a.a. (20 min)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Amarillo Gold hops, 8.5% a.a. (20 min)
    1.75 oz (50 g) Amarillo Gold hops, 8.5% a.a. (whirlpool 5 min)
    1.75 oz (50 g) Citra hops, 12.4% a.a. (whirlpool 5 min)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Amarillo Gold hops (dry hop days 1-3)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops (dry hops days 1-3)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Amarillo Gold hops (dry hop days 4-7)
    1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops (dy hop days 4-7)
    White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale yeast (2,500 mL starter)

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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 11:26:40 PM »
I thought they used 002 as their house. 007 is one of my top 3 yeasts. I think it would work great. I've never used 002.


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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 11:27:47 PM »
I have a recipe for this, I'll look and see if it matches this one.


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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 12:07:54 AM »




This is Matt Brynildson's BYO clone recipe from December 2015. I'd put my $ on it.
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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 01:15:31 AM »
Not familiar with this beer but the name intrigues me. I'll deconstruct... Black IPA, aka Cascadian Dark Ale, aka Sasquatch Beer, aka insinuating that perhaps Chewbacca is a Big Foot

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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 01:22:02 AM »
Not familiar with this beer but the name intrigues me. I'll deconstruct... Black IPA, aka Cascadian Dark Ale, aka Sasquatch Beer, aka insinuating that perhaps Chewbacca is a Big Foot



Nice, way to reason through it. Yeah, it's just a great beer, like pretty much everything Firestone Walker.
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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 02:21:52 AM »
Well it explains why Solo wears a 70s vest and turtleneck. Han and Chewy obviously met in Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 02:34:00 AM »
Well it explains why Solo wears a 70s vest and turtleneck. Han and Chewy obviously met in Eugene, Oregon



Clearly.    ;D
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Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 02:44:52 AM »
Jim could be on to something.


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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 02:28:11 PM »
Stevie, where did you see that Wookey? FW also says to use a dash of Wookey dust so maybe he could help me find some or has some himself.
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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 02:50:06 PM »
I have made a recipe almost identical to the one in the OP and it was stellar. Differences were that I used 1272 and all flavor hops were in the whirlpool.

How close to the original I do not know. I have never been able to procure a fresh bottle here in the midwest. Apparently FW realized this problem and are discontinuing the beer, at least for broad distribution.

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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 03:46:38 PM »
I have made a recipe almost identical to the one in the OP and it was stellar. Differences were that I used 1272 and all flavor hops were in the whirlpool.

How close to the original I do not know. I have never been able to procure a fresh bottle here in the midwest. Apparently FW realized this problem and are discontinuing the beer, at least for broad distribution.

Interesting. I assumed their distribution would have improved drastically after partnering with Duvel or whatever they did.

I am thinking about doing a Black IPA and Wookey is the standard for me. I don't necessarily want to clone it but to do something in the same vein.
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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 04:39:23 PM »
I have made a recipe almost identical to the one in the OP and it was stellar. Differences were that I used 1272 and all flavor hops were in the whirlpool.

How close to the original I do not know. I have never been able to procure a fresh bottle here in the midwest. Apparently FW realized this problem and are discontinuing the beer, at least for broad distribution.

Interesting. I assumed their distribution would have improved drastically after partnering with Duvel or whatever they did.

I am thinking about doing a Black IPA and Wookey is the standard for me. I don't necessarily want to clone it but to do something in the same vein.
I dont think the problem was getting the beer to market so much as it wasn't moving off the shelves quick enough. I cant get their beer near me but everytime I go to Chicago I check several bottle shops. Beers like Wookie Jack and Double Jack are consistently 6, 9, and sometimes even 12 months old sitting warm on a shelf while there are several options that are far fresher (ususally local) and stored cold.

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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 04:45:31 PM »
I have made a recipe almost identical to the one in the OP and it was stellar. Differences were that I used 1272 and all flavor hops were in the whirlpool.

How close to the original I do not know. I have never been able to procure a fresh bottle here in the midwest. Apparently FW realized this problem and are discontinuing the beer, at least for broad distribution.

Interesting. I assumed their distribution would have improved drastically after partnering with Duvel or whatever they did.

I am thinking about doing a Black IPA and Wookey is the standard for me. I don't necessarily want to clone it but to do something in the same vein.
I dont think the problem was getting the beer to market so much as it wasn't moving off the shelves quick enough. I cant get their beer near me but everytime I go to Chicago I check several bottle shops. Beers like Wookie Jack and Double Jack are consistently 6, 9, and sometimes even 12 months old sitting warm on a shelf while there are several options that are far fresher (ususally local) and stored cold.

That makes sense. The beer is not pasteurized and they don't recommend anything stored above 44F and older than 120 days.
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Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
There are a system of caves in Somerset between Glastonbury and Bristol, known as Wookey Hole.  Given that one of the founders was from Devon (immediately south of Somerset), perhaps that's where they got he name from.
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