• Brewed: Nov. 25, 2022
  • Packaged: Dec. 8, 2022
  • On Tap: Dec. 24, 2022
  • Recipe: J.C.'s Roggenbier

Not sure what went wrong with the volume and low gravity (given the volume) on this one. I suspect it was grain absorption and I just started with much lower volume than I should have due to a sloppy sparge job.

The total volume of water needed for this was too much for my pot due to the 1.5 hour boil time. I filled my kettle with the total water volume then transferred 2 gallons to a different kettle. After mashing at 54F for about 1 hour I cold sparged with the remaining water. I believe this is where I went wrong and did not let enough of the water drain through and probably did not rinse the sugars as well due to the cold water and I did not pour slowly enough.

After mashing I boiled for 90 minutes, cooled the wort to 63F, and transferred to the fermenter and pitched the yeast at 63f. I then fermented at 62F for one week, then raised the temperature by about 1 degree F/day for the following week.

Style Details

1.046 - 1.056 1.010 - 1.014 10 - 20
14 - 19 srm

Batch Details

Brewed OnPackaged OnOn Tap DateOriginal GravityFinal GravityColor
Nov. 25, 2022 Dec. 8, 2022 Dec. 24, 2022 1.056 1.016
16 srm