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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I bottle carb and have had luck with adding beans...

I bottle carb and have had luck with adding beans to the bottle. Each bottle gets 1 bean, cracked in half.

I make sure to use the least oily bean I can find: went to a local coffee shop, explained...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I've used this malt for up to 55% of the grain...

I've used this malt for up to 55% of the grain bill. The result was a nice smokey beer that has received many compliments. Next time, I'll use it for 100% of the base malt (the recipe also contains...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I just did a wet hopped House Ale on Sunday,...

I just did a wet hopped House Ale on Sunday, using my first year Cascades. I used the fresh hops for aroma only, in a ratio of 3:1 vs. what I had used in the past. I wanted to use a 5:1 ratio (based...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Maris Otter is wonderful in SMaSH beers. I did a...

Maris Otter is wonderful in SMaSH beers. I did a 4 beer series of MO SMaSH's with a different hop in each. They key to that was to keep the BU:GU the same for each.

Now to your recipe - with...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,799
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I BIAB for small stovetop batches (2.5 gal), but...

I BIAB for small stovetop batches (2.5 gal), but for larger (5 gal) batches, I do a combo outside on the burner. I have a 15 gal kettle and a 7.5 gal kettle. For 5 gal batches, I'll mash in the 15...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,109
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
+5 Jagator Dopplebock +2.5 Rogue Zombie Pale ...

+5 Jagator Dopplebock
+2.5 Rogue Zombie Pale
+5 SMaSH; M.O. cascade
+2.5 Barleywine
+2.5 Ignorant Bastard IPA

New total: 7975.5
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I used WLP005 last year for a 11.5% English...

I used WLP005 last year for a 11.5% English Barleywine. Pitched twice. This year, I'm doing an American Barleywine. I was planning to use WLP001, but now I'm thinking I may start with Wyeast 1728,...
Forum: General Techniques 01-14-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,777
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
The last two IPA's I did were:...

The last two IPA's I did were: Warrior/Simcoe/Amarillo and Warrior/Simcoe/Galaxy. Both excellent.

For a Pale ale, I like Nugget/Columbus
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,061
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
SMaSH - Maris Otter / cascade. Keeping it simple...

SMaSH - Maris Otter / cascade. Keeping it simple to calibrate some new equipment I got over the holidays.
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 08-20-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 91,313
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Kicking an old thread - thanks for the recipe....

Kicking an old thread - thanks for the recipe. Brewed this yesterday and I'm pretty excited about it. Brew day went well and I have 5 gallons 'no-chilling' in the basement. I'll pitch today with a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
1.) +1 same ratio and extra 3/4 gal. 2.)...

1.) +1 same ratio and extra 3/4 gal.
2.) combine after the boil.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
For both batches, the aeration was done using a...

For both batches, the aeration was done using a venturi, and also sloshing. The latest batch had alot of bubbles before pitching.

As far as stepping up, I've stepped up the starter sizes (250mL,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
For what it's worth: I haven't been overly happy...

For what it's worth: I haven't been overly happy with my harvest. I seem to be able to get a colony built up, but it has under-performed on both beers I've used it on. In both cases, the fermentation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
As you mentioned in your original post, mashing...

As you mentioned in your original post, mashing higher would help if you were consistently finishing low. I typically follow a 40C-60C-70C plus mash out and have been pretty good at hitting my target...
Forum: General Techniques 01-26-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I've dry hopped twice, both times using hop...

I've dry hopped twice, both times using hop pellets. The first batch was a barleywine that had been aging in secondary for a couple of months. On this batch, I took the stopper out of the carboy,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I harvested mine from a bottle of Single Malt Ale...

I harvested mine from a bottle of Single Malt Ale
http://www.rogue.com/beers/single-malt-ale.php
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Shake it like it owes you money

Shake it like it owes you money
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,437
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
It's on my to do list. Read this: ...

It's on my to do list. Read this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simple-wort-aerator-192661/

and this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cheap-easy-aeration-gadget-68218/index15.html
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,537
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
All my brews are BIAB, and I agree that a finer...

All my brews are BIAB, and I agree that a finer crush will give you the biggest boost. However, there are many things you can do in your process that will help you as well. Here are some that have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I'll be interested to hear the results. I don't...

I'll be interested to hear the results. I don't have my wee heavy to where I like it yet, and may actually take some hints from yours. Currently, I'm using:

75% Maris Otter
16.5% Crystal 40L...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-07-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I like Wyeast 1728 for my Wee Heavy. Mash @ a...

I like Wyeast 1728 for my Wee Heavy. Mash @ a higher temp to get a higher FG.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Since it's a barleywine, I would bulk age it in...

Since it's a barleywine, I would bulk age it in secondary for a few months before bottling. Just my $0.02.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,655
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I follow this same process. Although, I have not...

I follow this same process. Although, I have not done a comparison brew without fwh, so I cannot comment on the effectiveness.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,626
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
I'm using Nugget for bittering addition,...

I'm using Nugget for bittering addition, Willamette + EKG for flavor add. & flame out
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,626
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Good to know. Looking at the grain bill from the...

Good to know. Looking at the grain bill from the original post, was the only modification to increase the peat malt from 0.375 to 0.75? If so, then peat malt was about 5% of your total grain bill,...
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