Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone (5 gal) Beer Recipe | BIAB American Amber Ale | Brewer's Friend
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Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone (5 gal)

166 calories 14.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
Source: JCInsaniac
Calories: 166 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday December 13th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7.50 lb American - Pale 2-Row7.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 83.3%
1.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 20L1.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 35 20 16.7%
9 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.35 oz Galaxy0.35 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 14.25 Boil 60 min 19.49 25.9%
0.50 oz Citra0.5 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 5 min 4.28 37%
0.50 oz Citra0.5 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 0 min 37%
1.35 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
12 qt Full Volume Mash Steeping 155 °F 152 °F 60 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Water Agt Boil 15 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 84 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       Amount: 11.46 psi       Temp: 38 °F       CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

I started a full volume mash at 159 - too hot, and my kettle held it to 152 in 60 minutes...so I lost about 1.1 degrees per hour, but this was the first brew with a new double wall kettle. I was surprised that I didn't lose 3-5 degrees initially, but that didn't happen.

I used 4 gallons of 8.8 alkaline water and 2.5 gallons of Zero water.

12 hours in, little activity. 6 hours later - I have a decent krausen started - no CO2 production yet, so it is still reproducing. Fermentation temp is set to 63.

I had good fermentation, started 24 hours after pitching. Fermentation was basically complete 5-6 days later. I left it a few more days but did not do a diacetyl rest since this is US-05 and US-05 doesn't usually produce a lot of diacetyl. I cold crashed on Dec 24 to 38. I ended up at 1.006. After 2 days, I am ready to transfer to keg and set pressure to 12 psi.

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Jeff Summerlin 12/16/2019 at 03:47am
Brewed this yesterday. First error was Gambrinus Honey Malt at 5.3 % - Far too much - This was supposed to be a golden, straw colored or SLIGHTLY darker beer. It looks like a brown ale. I also ended up with 5 gallons at 1.052, so this beer might come in between 5 to 6 percent ABV. Should still taste OK. I would consider dropping the Honey Malt altogether on the next brew.

I did not take a preboil gravity.

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