Double Barrel Ale is honestly one of my favorite beers out there. It’s got a rich flavor that’s textured with the oak. If you haven’t tried it you need to. A while back we were talking about what beer to make next and we decided to look up to see if anyone had a decent Double Barrel clone recipe out there. What we found was even better. A while back Matt Brynildson was on Jamil’s radio show and laid out the recipe in percentages. A little reverse engineering by the homebrew community and you’ve got yourself a recipe.
Now obviously there is more to Brynildsons magic than just the recipe. It’s partly the oak he uses, the yeast and any number of other elements, but we were thrilled and jumped on the chance to give it a try. The beer came our surprisingly well and even had some of those rich layers the oak imparts. We drank through the five gallons quickly and have been wanting to brew it again ever since. The other morning it came up on the docket so we brewed it up. I’m adding the oak to it this afternoon and then we’ll carbonate. I can’t wait to see if this round is as good as the last!