I attempted to make a Hoegaarden clone for the first time today. I'm using a Morgans wheat beer extract can for the wheat beer base. Added to this, was 8L of boiling water, to which I added my orange peel and corriander seeds, and 0.75oz approx. of Saaz hops. My goal was to boil this for 15 mins to get out the orange peel, coriander, and hops aroma, and mix it in with the wheat beer extract. In all honesty, this 8L boil with the ingredients, did not smell all that nice to me. It sort of had a tea-like smell, that seemed ok eventualy, but initialy, it smelled like some whacked-out crap pasta sauce or something.
Just wondering , for anyone whos done a Hoegaarden clone before from extract, did you ever encounter this? Am I getting excited for no reason?
Any pointers would be awesome, thanks in advance!