Kanaka Kau Blonde Recipe

by | Dec 17, 2019 | Craft Beer Wichita

This Kanaka Kau Blonde Recipe was adapted from recipe used at Augustino Brewing to 5gal recipe. Be aware your homebrew system may vary and you may need to adjust this recipe to adapt.

Kanaka Kau Blonde Recipe – Homebrew Scaling


Hops Bill:
0.29oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh (4.7%AA) – 60min
0.43oz German Tradition (5.0%AA) – 60min (FWH)
0.50oz Galena (11.7%AA) – 60min
0.72oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh (3.7%A) -15min
1.15oz Saaz (3.7%AA) – 5min

1lb 13.2oz Aromatic Malt
8lb 5.2oz Pale (2-row) Malt

Yellow Balance Profile (Bru’n Water)

WLP-001 – California Ale Yeast

Brew Steps:
– Mash In 28.69qt water @ 157.2F – Step Temperature 152.0F for 60min
– Fly Sparge w/ 15.07gal @ 168F
– Est pre boil gravity: 1.039
– 60 Min Boil
– Est post boil gravity: 1.055
– Ferment @ 68F for 10-14 days
– Crash to @ 35F for 3 days
– Filter (if available), Carbonate, & Package

Story behind the Kanaka Kau Blonde recipe

We created this recipe in 2019 when we were rotating through possible restaurants to take over the kitchen restaurant seating part of the building. One of the restaurants we had serving food for a time was Noble House. Since we were looking for a new lighter beer at the time, we tried some blonde and other light beers and created a sweet and light beer that we though of when we though of Hawaii and summertime. This is now one of our top beers on tap at the taproom.

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