Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Allergic to beer
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2014, 04:01 AM   #1
Duster
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 58
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Allergic to beer

Hi, my friend is allergic to beer, not all beer, but some... He has celiac disease....

He can drink some beer, and them sometimes only so much of a beer before the symptoms take over.

He loves beer though, and I was wanting to make a beer that would be less problematic for him....

He tried a wheat summer ale and yes, that wasnt great for his ailments...

Any ideas of an extract beer what would be less problematic for him ?

And no I dont want to try brewing gluten-free beer... I bought some and yuck its not very good....

Thanks in advance...

__________________
Duster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 04:49 AM   #2
ICWiener
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Cali
Posts: 829
Liked 104 Times on 90 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

All beer is no good for true celiacs. If you want to make some for him, but don't want to use sorghum, millet, or buckwheat...you're going to have a tough time. You can try treating your beers with Clarity Ferm, and depending on his sensitivity, it may work out. Otherwise, start making cider....

__________________
Everyone's always in favor of saving Hitler's brain but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, oooooh, suddenly you've gone too far.
ICWiener is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 04:51 AM   #3
BeerGrylls
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerGrylls's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts
Posts: 881
Liked 185 Times on 131 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

Celiac = gluten intolerance. Typical beer grains have gluten. So either you brew with grains that don't have gluten, or your buddy keeps getting sick.

__________________
BeerGrylls is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 05:18 AM   #4
CanAusBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 148
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

My sister has celiac disease so I am quite familiar. You can rule out barley and wheat and potentially oats as well. Grains that are ok: corn, rice... what other grains are even used in beer besides what I have mentioned?

__________________
CanAusBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #5
ZekeM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 5
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Gotta go gluten free.

__________________
ZekeM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM   #6
Kevin79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 93
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts

Default

My mother has celiacs as well as a good friend of the family. People who have it tend to have different tolerances and some are willing to deal with the consequences every so often. My mom cheats every blue moon... and usually ends up regretting it. My friend, literally can't eat anything with even trace amounts of gluten without it be agonizing sick for him.

I'd get some clarification for your friend on how his tolerances are. Gluten free beers with honey in them tend not to be too bad. Other than that, maybe a light shandy style beer to cut the gluten ingredients.

I have to stick with ciders and gluten free kits as the best option though. Just an FYI, I've heard that certain yeasts are not gluten free either.

__________________
Kevin79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
Duster
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 58
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Great to know, thanks.....

Any off the shelf gluten free beers that actually taste good ?

I guess making beer is out..... thanks in advance...

__________________
Duster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2014, 10:07 PM   #8
blaster_54738
BackDraught Brewing Co
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
blaster_54738's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Eleva, WI
Posts: 415
Liked 42 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 80

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duster View Post
Great to know, thanks.....

Any off the shelf gluten free beers that actually taste good ?

I guess making beer is out..... thanks in advance...
Making beer isn't out. I've made a very good gluten free beer for a buddy using only sorghum extract and cascade hops
__________________
Primary Probie (Light Lager)

Secondary EMTPY

Kegged Berliner Weisse, English Brown Ale, Bourbon Barrel Milk Stout

Bottled Skeeter Pee, Apfelwein

Coming Soon Double Chocolate Stout, Flashover (Red Ale)

BackDraught Home Brewery
Follow on Twitter @backdraughtbrew
Email us at backdraughtbrewing@gmail.com
blaster_54738 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2014, 01:06 AM   #9
Calder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,585
Liked 264 Times on 237 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

If they can tolerate a little gluten, Miller Lite is an option. It has a substantial amount of rice, and most of the proteins are filtered out, leaving very little gluten. It is a beer that you just can't hope to reproduce on a homebrew set-up.

__________________
Calder is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
possible allergic reaction to a beer cluckk General Chit Chat 9 04-23-2013 02:06 PM
Friend says he is allergic to beer. Solutions? kombat General Beer Discussion 19 06-18-2011 04:16 PM
Am I allergic or what? Marginal General Beer Discussion 14 08-19-2010 02:03 AM
Allergic to beer! Benny Blanco Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 01-10-2008 04:01 AM
Allergic to beer? eastwood44mag General Chit Chat 11 09-23-2006 01:34 AM