Grätzer/Grodziskie - Brain Sparging on Brewing


Sour beer, saisons, farmhouse beer, homebrewing, ramblings


This style of beer can either be referred to by its German name (Grätzer) or its Polish name (Grodziskie). It is a style of beer traditionally brewed with 100% oak-smoked wheat malt and highly hopped (for its time) with Saaz hops. It is a magical, magical wheat beer. You may have read about it in the very excellent book, Brewing with Wheat. A small number of craft breweries are reviving the style and many others are showing interest in brewing it now that Weyermann is producing an oak-smoked wheat malt specifically for this style. Below are two posts about my attempt to construct a slightly higher ABV version of the beer.

Pivo Kielich Part I - Some discussion about the style, my recipe and brewing notes.

Pivo Kielich Part II - My tasting notes

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