Finally had a chance to do one of Peter Reinhart's recipes, from Whole Grain Breads. Did the multi-grain struan, since that's his signature bread. Here's the result, lightly dusted with black sesame seeds. Tastes as good as it looks!
here's the recipe I followed:
King Arthur Whole Wheat
Saranac Pale Ale
Organic canola oil
King Arthur “New England” starter
more photos, etc., at my blog, http://alan-ohio-bread.blogspot.com