I've waited long enough...its been almost 2 weeks since I bottled this and decided to try one tonight....absolutely devine.
BUT...Even more exciting is that I actually brewed 2 batches of this during the same brew day. The second batch, which I also tried tonight, contained a bit of coriander and sweet orange peel. My taste buds went completely crazy when I tried this one. So, here's what I did:
1) Follow BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde recipe exactly, but add the following step:
2) Add 0.30 oz crushed coriander seed and 1.5 oz of orange zest, for the last 5 minutes of the boil.
3) I used US-05 dry yeast on this batch and sprinkled it directly into the fermenter bucket without rehydrating.
For the coriander....I bought a small package of whole coriander seed from a local organic foods store, measured out 0.30 oz, and crushed it on a cutting board with a rolling pin.
For the orange peel...I purchased 4 naval oranges from the grocery store, cleaned them well, and used a cheese grater to zest them. I only skimmed the surface as to avoid getting any of the bitter pith.
The end result was only a hint of the corander and orange, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I did not want an overpowering flavor from either. This is probably the best beer I have ever brewed. Well balanced, very drinkable.