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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,442
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
35, started brewing 3 years ago.

35, started brewing 3 years ago.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
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: 1,771
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: 461
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: General Chit Chat 07-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,232
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Beard. I didn't see this link in the thread.

Beard.
I didn't see this link in the thread.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
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: 10,311
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: 163,118
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: 976
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: 6,418
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: 4,402
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: 310
Views: 98,551
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: 460
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: 3,805
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: 3,805
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: 548
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: 2,237
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: Introductions 01-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 33
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Welcome & Happy Brewing!

Welcome & Happy Brewing!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
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: 1,126
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: 3,539
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: 4,086
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: Introductions 12-14-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Welcome to HBT. I'm about 35 min. west of you...

Welcome to HBT.
I'm about 35 min. west of you in Lakewood.
Forum: Introductions 12-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 39
Posted By LakewoodHomeBrew
Welcome aboard! I'm also in Lakewood - and I...

Welcome aboard!

I'm also in Lakewood - and I got a kettle from spikebrewing. I'm not impressed with the soldering on the NPT ports: rough, not smooth - it may be a b!tch cleaning to avoid grime...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
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...
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