Originally Posted by billtzk
I've been looking for a lighter ale with greater BMC-drinker appeal, and this one sounds pretty good. It seems sort of Miller-esqe with the corn. Is it?
I'm thinking of using Paul's Pale Malt instead of Maris Otter. They're both English malts. I believe Paul's is a shade paler on the Lovibond scale and a bit less malty than Maris Otter.
One other thing I'm thinking of changing is the percentage of corn. 10% of your grain bill is corn. I might try bumping it to 20%. I think Miller and Coors are in the 30% range.
It is kind of Miller-esqe. My dad said it was "almost as good as MGD", so take that for what it's worth.
I think you'll be happy with the pale malt instead of the MO. I love MO, but a less malty flavor would be good in this for BMC drinkers. I have no idea how much corn is "too much" in this recipe- so be sure to post back afterwards to let us know.