I am trying to come up with an extract recipe that will produce something similar to one of my favorite beers, Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale (http://hookerbeer.com/beers/#blonde-ale
). As you can see, their website gives you the ingredients but not the recipe.
Now that you've all had a moment to come up with your own "blond hooker" jokes, here is what I've got so far:
1 lb. Caramel/Crystal 10L
8 oz. Flaked Wheat
4 oz. Carapils
4 lb. Extra Light DME
1 lb. Wheat DME
.5 oz. Saaz leaf hops @ 60 min.
.5 oz. Saaz leaf hops @ 20 min.
.5 oz. Cascade leaf hops @ 20 min.
.5 oz. Cascade leaf hops @ 5 min.
Safale US 05 dry ale yeast.
I put all this into BeerSmith, and it's giving me an OG estimate of 1.046 (vs. Thomas Hooker's 1.048) and 10.8 IBU (vs. Hooker's 11).
I've never attempted to assemble my own "clone" recipe from scratch before, so thoughts and suggestions from those who've been down this road would be greatly appreciated.