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Craft/good beer in Honolulu

Post by BobtheBrewer » 4 years ago

I will be in Honolulu on 1st February for a week. Can somebody point me in the direction of a Craft Beer Venue, or somewhere serving other than the usual suspects? We are in our 60's so reasonably quiet would be good. Look forward to your recommendations,

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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

No quiet places in Honolulu Bob. At least not 32 years ago. :argh:
Holy crap it's been that long! The saving grace I found is that there are some good beer stores,at leaast on Maui and Kauai where we started goimg for peace. Actually the cCostcos have some good beer in stock too. I was getting SN pale ale for $25/24 and got hooked on em!
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Post by BobBrews » 4 years ago

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June 13, 2012 - Extra: Kim Lutz of Maui Brewing
James takes a break from vacation to interview Kim Lutz, lead brewer of the Maui Brewing Company brewpub.

http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?p ... radio-2012

Look for this Podcast from Basic Brewing Radio. I can't remember if they mention more breweries?
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Post by thughes » 4 years ago

Never been but I've had their beer (excellent), they are on the Big Island:

http://konabrewingco.com/about/
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Post by BobtheBrewer » 4 years ago

Thanks for your answers. The Kona brewery products seem to be the answer I was looking for.
Lylo, I visited Honolulu in '75 but spent most of my time in the clubs in Pearl Harbour.

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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

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Post by thughes » 4 years ago

BobtheBrewer wrote:Thanks for your answers. The Kona brewery products seem to be the answer I was looking for.
Lylo, I visited Honolulu in '75 but spent most of my time in the clubs in Pearl Harbour.

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Post by BobtheBrewer » 4 years ago

thughes wrote:
BobtheBrewer wrote:Thanks for your answers. The Kona brewery products seem to be the answer I was looking for.
Lylo, I visited Honolulu in '75 but spent most of my time in the clubs in Pearl Harbour.

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You do realise you have to take me with you, right? :whistle:

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A bit difficult when you are coming from the opposite direction!
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Post by BobtheBrewer » 4 years ago

Well, I survived the trip to Honolulu. Whilst there I tried all three offerings from the Kona Brewery - Long Board, Hot Rock and Big Wave. I was particularly impressed by the Big Wave Golden Ale. I know that this is a stab in the dark, but does anyone have or know of a recipe for this great drop of beer?
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Post by joshua » 4 years ago

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Post by BobtheBrewer » 4 years ago

joshua wrote:BTB, this may help.....http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/looking" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ne-240545/

and http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/kona-bi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ut-211583/

Thanks Joshua, that should get me on the right track although we can't get honey malt over here. There is talk of using Melanoidin as a substitute.
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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

Are you there long enough that you're going to brew? :angry: :clap:
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Post by BDP » 2 years ago

Hi,

I recently tasted their Golden Ale, and agree that this is a fantastic summer time refresher. Quite lovely. I think the recipe attempts posted at the links referenced earlier in this thread are somewhat off the mark as it appears that the brewer has subsequently modified the recipe. From the brewer's website:

Bitterness: 21 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%
Original Gravity: 10.3° P
Malts: PALE (PREMIUM 2-ROW), Caramel
Hops: GALAXY, CITRA

Any recent attempts and feedback from fellow members? I have never brewed with citra hops, but I imagine that this is what gives the ale it's wonderful notes of tropical fruit, etc.

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Post by BDP » 2 years ago

Hi,

I'm thinking along these lines for a recipe. Substituting the galaxy with amarillo, since I can't get my hands on the former.


Style: American Blonde Ale
Source Recipe Link:
ABV: 4.2% (assumes any priming sugar used is diluted.)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.041
IBU's (Tinseth): 20.8
Bitterness to Gravity Ratio: 0.51
Colour: 8.1 EBC = 4.1 SRM

Kettle Efficiency (as in EIB and EAW): 75 %
Efficiency into Fermentor (EIF): 67.6 %

Times and Temperatures

Mash: 90 mins at 66.7 C = 152.1 F
Boil: 90 min
Ferment: 14 days at 19 C = 66.2 F

Volumes & Gravities
(Note that VAW below is the Volume at Flame-Out (VFO) less shrinkage.)
The, "Clear Brewing Terminology," thread at http://www.biabrewer.info/

Total Water Needed (TWN): 34.23 L = 9.04 G
Volume into Boil (VIB): 31.54 L = 8.33 G @ 1.031
Volume of Ambient Wort (VAW): 23.11 L = 6.1 G @ 1.041
Volume into Fermentor (VIF): 20.82 L = 5.5 G @ 1.041
Volume into Packaging (VIP): 19.28 L = 5.09 G @ 1.01 assuming apparent attenuation of 75 %

The Grain Bill (Also includes extracts, sugars and adjuncts)

Note: If extracts, sugars or adjuncts are not followed by an exclamation mark, go to www.biabrewer.info (needs link)

85% 2-Row Pale Malt (Prairie Malt) (3.5 EBC = 1.8 SRM) 3627 grams = 8 pounds
10% Crystal 10L Malt (Briess) (25.2 EBC = 12.8 SRM) 426 grams = 0.94 pounds
5% Carapils Malt (Briess) (2 EBC = 1 SRM) 213 grams = 0.47 pounds

The Hop Bill (Based on Tinseth Formula)

8.6 IBU Amarillo Pellets (9%AA) 8 grams = 0.282 ounces at 60 mins
4.3 IBU Amarillo Pellets (9%AA) 8 grams = 0.282 ounces at 15 mins
8 IBU Citra Pellets (12%AA) 28 grams = 0.988 ounces at 5 mins

Mash Steps

Mash Type: Pure BIAB (Full-Volume Mash): Saccharifiaction for 90 mins at 66.7 C = 152.1 F
Mashout for for 1 mins at 77 C = 170.6 F

Miscellaneous Ingredients

0.5 Whirlfloc tab (boil) 10 Mins - finings

Chilling & Hop Management Methods

Hopsock Used: Y (Pulled 0 mins after boil end.)
Whirlpool: 40 mins after boil end.
Chilling Method: immersion (Employed 0 mins after boil end.)

Fermentation & Conditioning

Fermentation: US-05 for 14 days at 19 C = 66.2 F


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Post by BDP » 2 years ago

Drinking this now, and am very pleased with the way it turned out. Well balanced with notes of tropical fruit (passion fruit) and citrus. As an addendum to the recipe posted earlier, I added all remaining hop pellets from the 1oz sachets a few minutes into chilling. Hoping I can reproduce this brew in the future :P . Never tried the same recipe more than once ...

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Post by thughes » 2 years ago

Thanks for the update, this will be one I try as soon as I get my azz back to brewing again.....

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Post by BDP » 2 years ago

Cool :salute: . I reviewed my recipe again, and noted that the grain bill I used was slightly different. So for the record:

87.6% 2-Row Pale Malt (Prairie Malt) (3.5 EBC = 1.8 SRM) 3921 grams = 8.64 pounds
7.9% Crystal 10L Malt (Briess) (25.2 EBC = 12.8 SRM) 352 grams = 0.78 pounds
4.5% Carapils Malt (Briess) (2 EBC = 1 SRM) 201 grams = 0.44 pounds

The Hop Bill (Based on Tinseth Formula)

9.8 IBU Amarillo Pellets (8.2%AA) 10.2 grams = 0.361 ounces at 60 mins
4.9 IBU Amarillo Pellets (8.2%AA) 10.2 grams = 0.361 ounces at 15 mins
7.8 IBU Citra Pellets (13.2%AA) 25.5 grams = 0.898 ounces at 5 mins

(all remaining hops from the 1oz sachets were added a few minutes into chilling)

I carbed to 2.5 CO2 volumes.

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Post by BDP » 2 years ago

Hey Todd, have you brewed this yet? I brewed up another batch on Monday. I replaced all the carapils with the crystal, and am fermenting with Pacman yeast. Am thinking of dry hopping with 1oz citra pellets for the last 3 days of secondary. Do you think a low gravity beer will stand up to this?

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