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frogfree 09-06-2009 05:14 AM

Amylase enzyme and unmalted buckwheat
 
I'm looking into gluten free ingredients and got this crazy idea to skip the buckwheat malting process and instead use amylase enzyme to convert the starch. Does anyone know if the amylase enzyme sold in HB stores are gluten-free?

Thanks
FF

david_42 09-06-2009 03:53 PM

You would have to track down the specific manufacturer, but amylase enzyme in general is manufactured using bacteria and it's unlikely they use gluten in the process.

kontreren 09-07-2009 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frogfree (Post 1529888)
I'm looking into gluten free ingredients and got this crazy idea to skip the buckwheat malting process and instead use amylase enzyme to convert the starch. Does anyone know if the amylase enzyme sold in HB stores are gluten-free?

Thanks
FF

Did you try this and did it work? I tried to convert some corn with amylase and it did not work. Don't know if the amylase was old (does it get old) or if I didn't add enough (if you add too much is this bad for you) or what but I had no success with that.

Llama 09-23-2009 11:58 PM

Just spit in the starch a bunch... amylase is found in your mouth :)

JoMarky 09-24-2009 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Llama (Post 1566581)
Just spit in the starch a bunch... amylase is found in your mouth :)

Isn't dogfish head coming out with a beer where they all spit in the mash? Its supposed to emulate a classic method of brewing or something.

Edit: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits...ves/chicha.htm

Found it ^

justflow1983 09-30-2009 04:10 PM

Apparently it was harder than they expected...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/di...=chicha&st=cse

dontman 09-30-2009 04:22 PM

Call me a prude but I have a problem with consuming the bodily secretions of a another dude regardless of their source.

No chicha for me thank you.

Lcasanova 09-30-2009 06:22 PM

+1 on that I would never ever think of doing something like that for people to consume

JoMarky 09-30-2009 08:11 PM

But I assume you'll drink milk from a cows utter, or perhaps rotted milk made into fungus infested blue cheese? And milk isn't even brought up to a boil like wort is, and some blues are made from milk that isnt even pasteurized, just straight from that hairy teet.

flyangler18 09-30-2009 08:42 PM

What an intriguing brew! I'd love to try it.


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