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03-02-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing,guitar,home recording,painting,avoiding work
  • Bob Lesher
  • It's all over the map...
  • Seinfeld, King of Queens, Iron Chef, Amazing Race, Modern Marvels
  • I don't have the attention span for books.
  • AHA
  • I have been brewing since Christmas 2008 and loving every batch. I have already gone from straight kits to my own recipes and I can't wait to make the move to all grain. I work off of a two-fermenter Cooper's system and use a propane burner for my boils. I love the creative aspects of brewing and I am always on the lookout for my next experiment.
  • Hopdinger IPA, Honey's Home Apricot Wheat, Who's In The Garden Grand Cru (Belgian Witbier), Ned Kelly Pale Ale, Vanilla mocha porter
  • Male
  • Married
  • Cleveland
  • OH

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique on 08-25-2009 at 05:40 PM
    Well, I got to brewin' yesterday and let me tell you, this one was an adventure. Aside from the
    100-degree temps outside, it was a temperamental boil from the beginning. This thing wanted to
    boil over...

  • Posted in thread: First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique on 08-14-2009 at 11:59 PM
    Great advice. I just brewed the Dead Guy Ale clone kit and used my upstairs bathtub along with
    some milk jugs of ice to keep the fermentation temps around 60F. I wrapped the top of the
    fermenter in we...

  • Posted in thread: First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique on 08-13-2009 at 04:36 PM
    Well, I am a bit disappointed. I guess I expected a little more participation from the group. I
    guess yet another recipe for review isn't really too popular. Anyway, after some additional
    research I h...

  • Posted in thread: First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique on 08-06-2009 at 05:08 PM
    Hey all, it's been awhile since I've been active on here (still looking for a job) so I thought
    I would kick things back off with my latest recipe. When my wife and I were out a few weeks ago
    I had my...

  • Posted in thread: Robust Porter for Comments on 06-04-2009 at 07:36 PM
    Damn this is a good one. I just cracked open the first bottle after a week of conditioning and
    I am blown away. Subtle vanilla aftertaste with huge coffee and chocolate notes. The lactose
    has done a g...

  • Posted in thread: Robust Porter for Comments on 05-04-2009 at 05:38 PM
    I have made some changes to the original recipe based on some of the comments.Vanilla Mocha
    Cream PorterPartial mash, 5-gal final volume 3.5-gal boil.2lb American 2-row0.5lb Flaked
    Wheat0.5lb Flaked B...

  • Posted in thread: Thought I Would Share My Latest Recipe on 05-01-2009 at 06:12 PM
    I gotta tell ya. For such a simple little recipe I think that it is one of the best I have made
    to-date. I think if I make something like it again I will use another ounce or so of Cascade
    for bitteri...

  • Posted in thread: Honey's Home Apricot Hefeweizen on 05-01-2009 at 06:10 PM
    I entered this recipe into the Sam Adams Longshot competition. I think it's a decent beer, but
    I am sure that I am just what the title says, a longshot. I don't think they announce winners
    until somet...

  • Posted in thread: Robust Porter for Comments on 05-01-2009 at 05:57 PM
    It's not exactly a 1:1 ratio either......I'd add 3lbs of grains for 2lbs of DME. I punched it
    into beersmith and 3lbs of 2-row adds .016 points to the gravity, while 2lbs of light DME adds
    .017 points...

  • Posted in thread: Robust Porter for Comments on 05-01-2009 at 03:40 PM
    Man I love this board. Such fast responses. So of I am reading this correctly, if I replace two
    lbs of the DME with a 2-row malt (1:1 weight wise) and keep the rest of the bill the same I
    should see a...

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