Originally Posted by igliashon
I highly recommend the recipe at the bottom of this page: http://beyondbarley.blogspot.com/201...anta-cruz.html
It is the perfect spring beer. The estimated IBUs are waaaaaaay wrong, it is not a bitter beer at all and has been roundly enjoyed by beer-lovers and non-beer-lovers alike. If you're scared of the IBUs, you can tone down the bittering addition, but Millenium is such a smooth and clean hop, it's totally fine. The chamomile flavor is just amazing.
I was just taking a look at your blog--it looks really impressive! I would love to try the imperial stout recipe you posted some time.
I should have said this in my original post, but I'm concerned that it's a bit too experimental for the crowd. My friend specifically said he didn't like strong spice flavors in beers, so I think chamomile might go too far. Does the chamomile and lime really come through?
On the other hand, I'm now wondering if a Belgian-style pale with coriander and orange peel might work. I think that might be a good candidate, since a fair amount of the flavor comes from yeast, rather than malt. What do you think?