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Old 12-05-2013, 10:11 PM   #301
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Drinking some Kona tonight. I need to brew this soon, though I haven't any MO.

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Old 12-11-2013, 12:18 AM   #302
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I saw this posted a while back but didnt see an answer. For a 5.5 gallon batch does everything get cut in half, including the hops?

This will only be my 3rd batch and I haven't had to scale any recipes yet!

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #303
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If the original is 11, yes. Halve everything.

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Old 12-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #304
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If the original is 11, yes. Halve everything.
What he said.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #305
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Thanks Biermuncher! And thank you for your contributions to this forum, you've helped many people make really good beer.

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Old 12-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #306
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Hi BM,
After coming across and loving Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale while visiting CA and then finding your recipe, I've brewed a slight variation three times since July 2012.

The modifications were Rahr Pale Ale Malt rather than MO, using good German Munich II (Best or Weyermann) and adding a touch of CaraRed Malt to go along with the Honey malt to darken the beer up a bit. I also used the Kolsch II yeast that was out at the time from Wyeast rather than the regular Kolsch and fermented at 62F. I must say the honey malt is what gives this a sweeter taste.

I was pretty surprised when my APA entry took 1st Place in the 2012 Schooner comp (Racine Wisconsin) out of 26 APAs. It has since become my house Pale Ale.

Now I just got in a fresh load of hops and plan on making a few APA batches to test out some other hop combos using the same base AG malt/yeast recipe and early hop additions but try some other late combos like Amarillo and Mosaic or Citra.

Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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...Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Congratulations on a well brewed beer.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:24 AM   #308
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Hi BierMuncher,

New to AG, excited to try this recipe. My LHBS does not have Kolsch, but has the Wyeast 1010 as a sub. Do you think this would be ok?

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Not to hijack, I am sure BM has mire to say, but if memory serves I used us-05 on this with great results...

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Mine is the darker one, but taste was spot on, slightly sweeter if I recall.

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #310
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Hi BierMuncher,

New to AG, excited to try this recipe. My LHBS does not have Kolsch, but has the Wyeast 1010 as a sub. Do you think this would be ok?

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No. That is an american wheat beer yeast, out of character for this. I would look for wyeast 2565 if you want a kolsch style pale ale.

I have used US05 (dry) a few times for this recipe and I recommend it. It is perfect for pale ales.
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