Sorry to hear the Strawberries burned you...
This is a follow up with my results of two variations of the 15-Min Ale concept. Both batches are now in kegs now and go down smoothly.
The Simcoe/Centennial/Glacier version came out quite good with the citrus flavor and aroma you would expect. The WLP051 did a great job. Chill haze remains, but is only a slight annoyance and doesn't bother me too much.
The Chinook/Centennial/Glacier version was made with caramunich substitued for crystal and WLP041. Wow, did that yeast take a long time to finish...3 weeks in all before gravity bottomed out. This beer came out ok, but I over did the maltiness (for my taste) by using the caramunich and a malty-finishing yeast. However, the hoppiness is pretty good with the piney-citrusy flavor and aroma you would expect. Chill haze here too. I'm thinking the short boil doesn't provide enough time for the reactions that normally limit haze. But again, no big deal and a fair trade for a shortened brew day...when needed.
Both beers are pretty good on their own and I will make them again with slight tweaks. So after having critiqued both brews, I "accidentialy on porupose" filled up a pitcher with a 50/50 mix of the two figuring...what the hell! It was great! The flavors and aromas intensified and the body was rich evening out the malt-flavor balance. Combining the two added a level of complexity that the two simple brews ddin't have on their own. Three beers for the price of two...cool!