I have made pale ales and IPA's using Simcoe hops as the only hop or as partner with Cascade. At first I didn't really care for the first all-Simcoe I brewed, but when I found a lost bottle after a good six months I loved it. It smelled like oranges. The flavor was pretty good too. I used US-05 as the yeast. I asume the oranginess is coming from the Simcoe. I would like to get that aroma and flavor again in a simple brew.
I have been working on a series of Spotted Cow clones. The two I have completed were awesome. I brewed it with Wyeast 2565 (Kolsch). I like to simplify where I can, so I am going to try Safale K-97 in the next clone.
I have been reading about this Cascade/Orange pale ale that uses orange and coriander in it. It sounds amazing, and I will eventually try to brew it.
So, I am trying to make a very simple recipe but also get that orangy/creamy/Kolschy/Belgiany sort of bright pale ale.
Here is the recipe. I am going to brew it three times with the following three Safale yeasts.
2.5 gallon recipe: OG 1.060
5# Pale 2 Row 91%
.50# Crystal 20L 9%
.25 oz Simcoe 60 min
.50 oz Simcoe 15 min
.25 oz Simcoe 5 min
SafAle Kolsch K-97
SafAle Belgian S-33
SafAle Belgian T-58
Does this simple recipe spark any interest from anyone? Are there any problems that you might see? Any other grain or hops that might add to what I'm trying to get? Would the addition of some Cascades help? Is this thread just a big confusion?