Okay, so I have a bottle chilling in the fridge for tonight for the official first taste. I'll post pics and comment on the flavor profile. In the meantime though, here is the highly altered recipe I went with since I collaborated with a buddy to make a 10gallon batch:
-1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt 40L
-1 lbs DME
-7 lbs LME
-1 oz Norther Brewer Hops
-1 Cinnamon Stick (whole)
-1 tbsp Sweet Orange Peel
-5 Gal 100% Apple Juice
We decide extract would be quicker and simpler since this was essentially a test batch, but on a large scale. We brewed the beer like any normal 5 gal extract beer, split it between two carboys once cooled, and then used the 5 gal's of Apple juice to top off both of our carboys. The OG was 1.055 and the FG I had on bottling day was 1.013.
More to come when I taste it tonight.