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Old 04-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Big Wave from Kona Brewing Co. (Hawaii)

Anyone know the malt bill and hops in this beer? I enjoyed one today. Would love to clone it...



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Old 04-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Click Brew Specifications on the lower right of this page:

http://konabrewingco.com/beers/big-wave-golden-ale/


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Old 04-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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Click Brew Specifications on the lower right of this page:

http://konabrewingco.com/beers/big-wave-golden-ale/
Outstanding! ;-)

Thanks!
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They changed their recipe slightly I think in the last year. I had this email from them awhile ago:

All our specific recipes are proprietary, but I can definitely give you some pointers/hints.

Malt is 2-row and Gambrinus Honey Malt. Hops are Warrior & Millenium for bittering (although you can substitute another high alpha hop if you like), Willamette & Hallertau for flavor/aroma.

Our targets:

OG 12.5 P
IBU 18
ABV 5.3%
Color 7.0 L (finished beer)
Ale yeast

Hope this helps and best of luck!

Cheers,

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Kona Brewing Company"

I also really liked this beer, it had great hop aroma, but was an easy drinking beer. Either they do a whirlpool hop addition or they are dry hopping. Both probably can get the same result. Last time I had it I thought I could smell the Citra the most in the hop aroma.
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That's what I got as well. Citra and what I thought was Ahtanum, but their webpage says Galaxy, which it certainly could have been.

Unfortunatly, Galaxy is off the market right now, so I'm going to try a Citra only clone. Came up with this earlier today:

Poor Man's Blonde Ale

Recipe specifics:

Style: Blonde Ale
Batch size: 5.2 gal
Boil volume: 3.5 gal
OG: 1.045
FG: 1.011
Bitterness (IBU): 20.8
Color (SRM): 5.1
ABV: 4.4%

Grain/Sugars:

3.30 lb Extra Light LME, 45.2%
2.00 lb Weyermann Pilsner, 27.4%
1.00 lb Light DME, 13.7%
1.00 lb Crystal 10L, 13.7%

Hops:

0.25 oz Citra (AA 13.4%, Pellet) 40 min, 8.3 IBU
0.25 oz Citra (AA 13.4%, Pellet) 20 min, 5.7 IBU
0.50 oz Citra (AA 13.4%, Pellet) 10 min, 6.8 IBU

Yeast/Misc:

Finings, 1.0 unit(s), Fining Whirlfloc tablet, boil 10 min
London Ale yeast, 1.0 unit(s), Yeast


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Old 04-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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I don't know much about extract, but I think you could simplify it with just some Light DME and Crystal. I would find a way to add a hint of the honey malt from above.

Finally if you are trying to get that big aroma, either change your 10 min addition to a 0-1 minute addition or dry hop for a short time to get the desired aroma.
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I made this recipe - as described in this clone thread
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/kona...-input-211583/

6G end of the boil:

OG 1.043
21 IBU (T)
4.6 SRM
75% efficiency

8.5 lb 2-row
1.0 lb caramel 10
1.0 lb Vienna

Mash 150

Boil 60 min

Warrior (15%) 7g at 60
Citra (13.2%) 28g at 5 min
Citra (13.2%) 28g at 0 min
Citra (13.2%) 28g dry hop 4 days

Ferment with WLP 090 (San Diego Super yeast) (or similar) at 65F x 10 days, then dry hop in primary for 4 days.

Its only been kegged for 5 days (now 26 days out from brew). The beer is still changing as yeast continues to drop - but it is in the ballpark. Perhaps needs a few more IBUs - but the citra aroma is definitely on target for Big Wave.
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Ok! Well I am going to add some Ahtanum for dry hopping to the recipe I posted. No doubts that it will be tasty! Plus, if its a bit off, I'll enjoy tweaking this for the rest of the summer. :-)
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They changed their recipe slightly I think in the last year. I had this email from them awhile ago:

All our specific recipes are proprietary, but I can definitely give you some pointers/hints.

Malt is 2-row and Gambrinus Honey Malt. Hops are Warrior & Millenium for bittering (although you can substitute another high alpha hop if you like), Willamette & Hallertau for flavor/aroma.

Our targets:

OG 12.5 P
IBU 18
ABV 5.3%
Color 7.0 L (finished beer)
Ale yeast

Hope this helps and best of luck!

Cheers,

Rich

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Kona Brewing Company"

I also really liked this beer, it had great hop aroma, but was an easy drinking beer. Either they do a whirlpool hop addition or they are dry hopping. Both probably can get the same result. Last time I had it I thought I could smell the Citra the most in the hop aroma.
??

This sounds like a completely different beer than the one I drank. Is this recipe for another one of their beers?

I checked out the link to their web page provided above and it definitly lists 2-row and crystal for the malts, and Citra and Galaxy for hops...
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Following the threads on this, it looks like the recipe you point to with the Hallertau was the old recipe, and the current brew has citra. But I can say that my attempt with citra smells a lot like Big Wave that is out now.


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