Schleimhammer Roggenbier
Mill Street Brewery

Schleimhammer Roggenbier

Ontario, Canada
5.3% ABV • IBU 12

The first brew was a disaster with the entire mash dumped onto the floor and shovelled into bins for cow feed.  Rye gels and when it gels in your mash it makes the mash really slimey and water tight and you can’t rinse the sugars out…!  There was a lot of bad language used during that first brew, but Mill Street learned a lot and the second brew (which took two days instead of the usual 8 hours) went better and then the ones after that were managable. Mill Street was so mad at the first brew that we called it Schleimhammer in German which means literally “Slime Hammer” because the mash was SO gummed shut that it was the only word they could think of in German to describe the thing!