Beau's Lug Tread

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Beau's Lug Tread

Post #1 by fleabert » 3 years ago

Has anyone ever brewed a clone of Beau's Lug Tread lagered ale (kolsch)? I found https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/lug-tread-clone on Brewtoad, just hoping to get some feedback from anyone who has brewed something similar to this beer.

Thanks!
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #2 by Reignman » 3 years ago

I have brewed it often. I used a simple recipe.

92% Pils
8% Toasted Wheat Flakes
Wyeast 2565 Kolsch
Hallertauer to 23 BU

I used the hops from Beaus website once and didn't like it, so I went back to my usual German Hallertauer or Tettnager, what's in stock at the time. It took 2-3 weeks for the sulphur to go away from the yeast. I'm not sure why I got sulphur though, I fermented at 62 F.
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Post #3 by fleabert » 3 years ago

Awesome, thanks. How does it compare to the real thing?

For the toasted wheat, are you using something like this - http://torontobrewing.ca/index.php/brewing-ingredients/grains/toasted-wheat-1-lb.html ?
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Post #4 by Reignman » 3 years ago

I guess it was kind of close, but you could tell the difference quite easily. I still make it all year though. Yes, that is the same toasted wheat flakes I used. I never got a toasted flavour or anything toast like at all. I didn't want to raise my amount, but I did read somewhere that using 10% minimum toasted wheat flakes may get you there. I just left it at 8%.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #5 by Reignman » 2 years ago

I took out the toasted wheat flakes and added Munich malt 6 L. I found it tasted better.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #6 by Genghis » 2 years ago

I haven't tried it myself, but the version I have (published in the 2014 craft brewery series calendar) is:

4.2 kg Weyermann Organic Pilsner
0.3 kg Weyermann Organic Wheat
0.3 kg Weyermann Organic Carafoam

Mash at 67C for 50 minutes, vorlauf 1-2 litres for 10 minutes.

Sparge at 77C.

Boil for 90 minutes, aiming for a post boil gravity of 1.048.

8.3g Perle @ 90
5.3g Perle @ 40
20g Hersbrucker @ 10

WLP 029

Lager for 3-4 weeks after primary. Carbonate to 2.5 volumes.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #7 by Reignman » 2 years ago

I tried WLP029 but didn't like it. I bought some Tettnanger hops in bulk so it will be awhile before I use these up. I have 6 bags of Pilsner malt from the bulk buy down in my basement so it will be awhile before I use them up also. Are you going to use the organic malt? If so, let us know how it tastes.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #8 by Genghis » 2 years ago

It'll be a long time before I attempt it. I'm not set up for lagering.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #9 by Lead Loader » 2 years ago

Reignman wrote:I have brewed it often. I used a simple recipe.

92% Pils
8% Toasted Wheat Flakes
Wyeast 2565 Kolsch
Hallertauer to 23 BU

I used the hops from Beaus website once and didn't like it, so I went back to my usual German Hallertauer or Tettnager, what's in stock at the time. It took 2-3 weeks for the sulphur to go away from the yeast. I'm not sure why I got sulphur though, I fermented at 62 F.



Sulphur id from the pilsner malt, it needs extra boiling time, min 90 minutes or more to drive it off.
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Re: Beau's Lug Tread

Post #10 by Reignman » 2 years ago

I do boil for 90 min. I slowly raised the temp to 68 F near the end of fermentation and I didn't get any sulphur in the beer. Took 3 weeks in the primary to finish though.

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