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Old 01-22-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Kona, Fire Rock Pale Ale (AG Clone)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Kolsch
Yeast Starter: Slurry
Batch Size (Gallons): 11.25
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 35.2
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 6.7
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 at 68 degrees
Additional Fermentation: Cold conditioned for 10 days
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Straigh to keg

I’m not one to pat myself on the back but this is one spot-on clone of Kona’s Fire Rock Pale Ale.

As APA’s go, it’s still malty enough to really stand out as a very flavorful beer without overdoing the bitterness. I substituted Centennial for the Galena and dry hopped this batch with 1/2 Oz of Centennial for 7 days. That really gave it a nice “Whoosh” I was looking for.

This is maltier and more robust in flavor than SNPA in my opinion. If you love the hop flavor / aroma without the high bitterness, this is perfect.

Anyway, whether you like or don’t like Kona Pale Ale, this clone will get you dangerously close.


Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 14.40 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
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Estimated IBU: 35.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount
18.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (60 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (40 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (30 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min)
0.50 oz Mt Hood [3.70%] (5 min)

1 Pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast-Ale

Dry hop with ½ Oz of Centennial per 5-gallons for 5-7 days.

Mashed at 154.

Primary for two weeks then straight to keg.
Cold conditioned keg (in garage) for 10 days, then to gas
Crystal clear right out of the tap.

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Extract With Steeping Grains

11.5# Extra Light DME
2.5# Amber Liquid Extract
1.75# Caramel/Crystal #20 for steeping

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (60 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (40 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (30 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min)
0.50 oz Mt Hood [3.70%] (5 min)

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I had a Kona while in Oahu a couple years back. Very tasty beverage. i am going to have to try this one Biermuncher.

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I’m not one to pat myself on the back but this is one spot-on clone of Kona’s Fire Rock Pale Ale.

As APA’s go, it’s still malty enough to really stand out as a very flavorful beer without overdoing the bitterness. I substituted Centennial for the Galena and dry hopped this batch with 1/2 Oz of Centennial for 7 days. That really gave it a nice “Whoosh” I was looking for.

This is maltier and more robust in flavor than SNPA in my opinion. If you love the hop flavor / aroma without the high bitterness, this is perfect.

Anyway, where you like or don’t like Kona Pale Ale, this clone will get you dangerously close.


Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 14.40 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Attachment 4170
Estimated IBU: 35.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount
18.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (60 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (40 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (30 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min)
0.50 oz Mt Hood [3.70%] (5 min)

1 Pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast-Ale

Dry hop with ½ Oz of Centennial per 5-gallons for 5-7 days.

Mashed at 154.

Primary for two weeks then straight to keg.
Cold conditioned keg (in garage) for 10 days, then to gas
Crystal clear right out of the tap.

Attachment 4171
Why the Kolsch yeast? how would it work with a s-04 or us56 ...is it for the extra maltiness?
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Why the Kolsch yeast? how would it work with a s-04 or us56 ...is it for the extra maltiness?
I happenned to have a yeast slurry from a local micro and that's what I had on hand. Generally, I'd like an -04 yeast...something that attenuates less and leaves a maltier profile. Especially since I tend to back off on the grain bill.
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If it's any indication, all 10-gallons of this beer are now gone.

Brewed on December 27th.
Kegged on January 11th.
Tapped on January 20th.
Floated on February 13th.

Talk about drinkability.

Thankfully I bottled off a 12-pack.

This beer had the smoothest, chewiest taste and a rocky head that wouldn't go away.

I know what I'm doing next weekend.

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Wow that looks so tasty Biermuncher I'm going to brew a 5.5 gallon batch of this up this weekend. Even using kolsch yeast just like you did... Can't wait to give this one a try!

One question? Do you use pellet hops? Cause when I put this into beersmith with whole hops I come up with 26.2 IBU.

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Wow that looks so tasty Biermuncher I'm going to brew a 5.5 gallon batch of this up this weekend. Even using kolsch yeast just like you did... Can't wait to give this one a try!

One question? Do you use pellet hops? Cause when I put this into beersmith with whole hops I come up with 26.2 IBU.
Hmm I think it is because in beersmith I have cascades at 5.5 alpha and you have them at 7.80. I really don't know the true alpha of my cascades. I forgot to look at the package when I got them from hopsdirect...
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BierMuncher, thanks for this recipe. I have been looking all over for a good clone of this! I brewed it up yesterday. I even tried to use the Kolsch yeast but the homebrewing store was out so I settled for WY1056. Brew session went great and I can't wait to crack one of these in a few weeks. Firerock is one of my favourite beers and I am hoping that every sip brings me back to my vacation in Hawaii. Enjoying a great beer in an old plastic cup while soaking in a lava rock hot tub thinking about the golf round that was! Again, thanks for posting your recipe!

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BierMuncher, thanks for this recipe. I have been looking all over for a good clone of this! I brewed it up yesterday. I even tried to use the Kolsch yeast but the homebrewing store was out so I settled for WY1056. Brew session went great and I can't wait to crack one of these in a few weeks. Firerock is one of my favourite beers and I am hoping that every sip brings me back to my vacation in Hawaii. Enjoying a great beer in an old plastic cup while soaking in a lava rock hot tub thinking about the golf round that was! Again, thanks for posting your recipe!
It's a house favorite around here now.

I hope it turns out well.
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It is already on my grain bill for my next HBS visit. Damn you BierMuncher , now I am wishing I didn't have my first lager planned this weekend, so I could fill my fermenter next weekend with Fire Rock. Oh well, I don't know why some recipes just consume me and others I walk away from eventually before trying. This one is a definite though for the same reason as before mentioned. I loved my trip to Hawaii. I've been following this since you posted and drooling with the pics. Now I have this and EdWort's haus to brew. Great thing is I will be drinking them before these silly lagers I have planned are ready. Again, thanks for the recipe.

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