Blonde Ale Kona Big Wave Golden Ale clone

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I'm going to try it, I need a session beer in my pipeline ASAP, but will have to substitute Warrior for the Galaxy and will shoot for 149F mash to lighten up the body. I'd really like to reduce the crystal malt, but everyone seems to like it as it is so I'm just going to go with it as the OP suggests.
 

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Great Ill be brewing this saturday. What temp did you ferment at? I was thinking cooling to 80 and pitch and then just let it ride.
 

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Great Ill be brewing this saturday. What temp did you ferment at? I was thinking cooling to 80 and pitch and then just let it ride.
Chilled to 90F pitched one pack of hornidal from omega yeast.
Let it ride in an uncontrolled environment. Tops 100F.
 

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Just kegged it. Was done fermenting in just over 48hrs. Tasted good out of the fermenter. Going to let it cold crash and force carbonate. Ill try it next week when im back from vacation.
 

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Tapped it yesterday. Its a very light beer and smooth with no off flavors from the Kveik. Easy to drink at just over 4%. It will be a poolside hot day beer.
 

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I'm going to try brewing this with LalBrew Voss Kveik fermenting at 95 F.

Code:
Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.60 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal  
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.041 SG
Estimated Color: 4.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 88.8 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt              Name                                             Type          #          %/IBU         Volume      
7 lbs 8.0 oz     Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)                   Grain         1          90.9 %        0.59 gal    
12.0 oz          Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)           Grain         2          9.1 %         0.06 gal    
0.30 oz          Galaxy [13.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min                 Hop           3          13.3 IBUs     -            
0.25 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min                  Hop           4          5.3 IBUs      -            
1.00 Items       Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins)                Fining        5          -             -            
0.25 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - Boil 5.0 min                   Hop           6          2.1 IBUs      -            
1.0 pkg          Voss Kveik Ale Yeast (Lallemand #- ) [50.28 ml]  Yeast         7          -             -            
0.70 oz          Galaxy [13.30 %] - 3.0 Days Before Bottling for  Hop           8          0.0 IBUs      -            
0.50 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - 3.0 Days Before Bottling for 5 Hop           9          0.0 IBUs      -
 

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I'm going to try brewing this with LalBrew Voss Kveik fermenting at 95 F.

Code:
Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.60 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal 
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.041 SG
Estimated Color: 4.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 88.8 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt              Name                                             Type          #          %/IBU         Volume     
7 lbs 8.0 oz     Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)                   Grain         1          90.9 %        0.59 gal   
12.0 oz          Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)           Grain         2          9.1 %         0.06 gal   
0.30 oz          Galaxy [13.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min                 Hop           3          13.3 IBUs     -           
0.25 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min                  Hop           4          5.3 IBUs      -           
1.00 Items       Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins)                Fining        5          -             -           
0.25 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - Boil 5.0 min                   Hop           6          2.1 IBUs      -           
1.0 pkg          Voss Kveik Ale Yeast (Lallemand #- ) [50.28 ml]  Yeast         7          -             -           
0.70 oz          Galaxy [13.30 %] - 3.0 Days Before Bottling for  Hop           8          0.0 IBUs      -           
0.50 oz          Citra [12.80 %] - 3.0 Days Before Bottling for 5 Hop           9          0.0 IBUs      -
Awesome! Be sure and let us all know how it turns out.
 

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Awesome! Be sure and let us all know how it turns out.
I had to borrow my wife's heating pad to get my chamber up to 95 F. I actually set my Inkbird to 98 F but it appears that is just beyond the reach of the two heating elements I have in there as it settles in around 96-97 F.

I gotta be honest .... pitching at 95 F felt really weird!
 

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I had to borrow my wife's heating pad to get my chamber up to 95 F. I actually set my Inkbird to 98 F but it appears that is just beyond the reach of the two heating elements I have in there as it settles in around 96-97 F.

I gotta be honest .... pitching at 95 F felt really weird!
I made a Pseudo lager with Lutra pitched in the mid 70s, and within a few hours, the airlock was sounding like a machine gun. I've never seen a fermentation kick off that quick before.
 

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I actually set my Inkbird to 98 F but it appears that is just beyond the reach of the two heating elements I have in there as it settles in around 96-97 F.
So much for that ... came downstairs to the thermometer reading 102 with a temp gun finding a few 103s! Airlock activity is still going strong but less than last night.

Times like this make me wish I had a Tilt.
 

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Three days in and it is down to within a point of its FG (1.008 vs 1.007) so I dry hopped and turned off the heater to bring it to room temp (~70 F). I'm going to let it sit until Sunday and then cold crash and then keg this time next week.
 

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Kegged and carbed! I have to pickup some actual Big Wave to compare but first taste has me thinking it is going to be really close or better than the original.
 
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