Thanks for the thoughts.
I am familiar with Ken Lenard's website and recipes. He has helped a lot of homebrewers (myself included) with lager brewing.
In the post I am thinking of, the author had been to Germany, and was on a collaborative quest to recreate the flavors he experienced while in Germany (I want to say Helles, in particular). There were hundreds of posts in the thread, as I recall, and it could have been posted as much as 8-10 years ago. He was able to keep the thread going in the right direction though not without some effort.
I found some old NB forum posts thru the internet archive (remember BeerFan's "SNPA cloning made very simple", for instance?) but can't seem to find this one yet.