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Old 03-26-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Kona Brewing Koko Brown Ale

Just tried this beer and it's great, anyone have any idea how to clone this?

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 21, Kona Brewing will be bringing Koko Brown Ale to market, the first new beer available on the mainland from the brewer since 2007, and the third in Kona Brewing’s Aloha Series. Koko Brown’s nutty aroma and flavor comes from real toasted coconut brewed into each batch. It was first tapped at Kona’s Kailua-Kona pub in 2009 under the name Coco Loco. Koko Brown Ale will be available in west coast markets February 21 through May 1, 2011.

Tasting notes:

• Dried, toasted coconut is added to the mash, lending a pleasant nutty aroma and flavor.

• Deep amber with rich mahogany hues. Toffee and nutty coconut flavor is complemented by mildly roasty Victory and Munich malts.

• OG: 13.3 P

• ABV: 5.5%

• IBU: 28

• Extras: toasted coconut chips.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #2
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bump...this beer is awesome and would really love to clone this, but have no clue.

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat. I have seen some guys mention coconut in secondary, but not even sure about that and if you buy or roast your own coconut. There has to be some reverse engineer genus out there.

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:42 AM   #4
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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In addition to OG: 13.3 P, ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 28, per above, their website gives some more clues now. Malts are listed as: Two-row, Victory, Carapils, Munich, Chocolate

Hops are Cascade, Willamette, Warrior, Millenium.

I'll play some in BTP and see what I can come up with, but I'm interested in the coconut use--boil, primary, secondary??? Anyone try this yet?

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First pass in BTP gave me this. I'm brewing this weekend. I'll refresh the post when I have some results. BTW, this is my first time cloning from scratch, so if anyone has any tips, I'd love the feedback.

All Grain, 75% efficieincy
Single-temp infusion, 154F, collect 7.0 gal, with one hour full boil
9.25 lb two-row Briess organic
1 lb Victory (R) Malt
1 lb Munich TYPE I Weyermann
.5 lb Carapills (R)/Carafoam(R) Weyermann
1.5 lb American chocolate
.25 oz Warrior (16.0%) 60 min
.25 oz Millenium (15.5%) 45 min
0.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) 10 min
0.5 oz Willamette (5%) 5 min
Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast (I always use a starter of light DME)

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Super excited to hear how this turns out. You going to try the roasted coconut in Primary?

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:26 AM   #8
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I saw this beer on a show a couple of years back, they slow cooked ribs marinated in it, I have been wanting to try it for a while. Interested in hearing how it turns out.

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:58 AM   #9
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/coconut-porter-130227/
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:35 AM   #10
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I like the koko brown way better than Maui's coconut porter.

I too would like to clone the koko brown.
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