Recipe: Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone

Big Wave is a lighter-bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor—smooth, easy drinking, and refreshing. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer, and our special blend of hops provides a bright, quenching finish that makes it a struggle to not grab another one.

Clone recipe courtesy of the members over at the Forums.

Source: Forums

Beer Specifications

Beer Name:Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone
Beer Style:Ale
Recipe Type:All Grain
Pre-Boil Volume:6.5 gallons / 24.61 litres
Batch Size:5.5 gallons / 20.82 litres
Estimated SRM:
Estimated IBU:23
Estimated OG:1.043
Estimated FG:1.011
Estimated ABV:4.1%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

7.5Pale Ale Malt
1Caramel/Crystal 20 Malt


0.2560 minGalaxy
0.2515 minCitra
0.55 minCitra
2.25Dry Dop (5 Days)Citra


1SafAle US-05

Fermentation Schedule

21 daysPrimary
14 daysBottle Conditioning


Mash Temperature:150°F / 65.6°C
Mash Time:60 min
Boil Duration:60 min

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