So just did a test run on my buddy’s really nice, triclamped-out, stainless steel pump-fed 1/2bbl system on Sunday, and its effing awesome. Hopefully our faux pils we made will come out.
I think big systems are great for brewing big beers, so you can have a bunch to put aside and age. One style I have been dying to make is a Weizenbock. I typically do not dig hefe’s at all or dunkelweizens. However, when ‘studying’ for my bjcp, I had a bottle of Aventinus, and it was love at first sip. I want to have this ready for the crisp upstate NY fall.
Anyway to my question: I was thinking of brewing up a lower-gravity roggenbier on my ghetto brew in a bag system, primarily to grow up a big enough slug of WLP300 to ferment a 1/2 bbl of weizenbock.
Is roggenbier like a dialed-down but spicier weizenbock? I will go to my local find-any-beer-in-the-world store and try to sniff out an example, but thought I’d put it out there to the forumers.
Thoughts on the style? If you do like it, do you also like hefe’s?