Homebrewing Blog and Resource

The hobby of homebrewing beer

Rauchbier Brew Date

I have a brew date for the Rauchbier – October 10.

As I mentioned before, I am going to make a 3 gallon starter – basically a ferment a small beer first, siphon it off, and then pour the Rauchbier wort on top of the yeast bed in the fermenter.

The other idea I was thinking about is decoction mashing.  Do you think it’s –

A) Worth doing?

B) Can be done effectively via a batch sparging method?

If I have time, I will also get a cheap water filteration system going.  I would like to buy a shower head filter to hook up to my utility sink in my basement and use it to brew.

I like planning stuff or at least thinking about it.  At some point it becomes counterproductive to do too much in one brew session.


Sorachi Ace Hops


Lager Yeast Starters


  1. mmmm… Rauchbier.

    check into carbon RV water filters – they’re super cheap, quick-flow, and you just hook them up in-line with a drinking water hose.

  2. Hey platpotamus,

    That’s a really good idea. I was searching around – just need to see if my local hardware shop has one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén