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Old 04-03-2014, 04:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
Just brewed this for my wife (gluten intolerant) a couple weeks ago. Tried it this past weekend and I couldn't keep enough of them cold. She loved this beer, as did my regular beer drinking friends and it's still quite young. Hoping the supposed apricot flavor/aroma from the hops comes through a little more as it matures. Might even do an apricot addition in a future recipe.

I would probably change the sorghum to GF oats or do a blend. Not sure what the sorghum brought to the table but steeping oats has always given me a decent head and mouthfeel and that was lacking in this beer. I would probably up the coriander and back off the sweet orange as well.

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5 gallon batch
OG: 1.055
FG: 1.010

Steep (30 min at 150F)
1 lb lightly toasted ground Sorghum

Fermentables (added at 45 min.)
White Sorghum Syrup 3.5 lb
Brown Rice Syrup 3.0 lb
Maltodextrin 3 oz (all I had, I'd probably go 5 oz)

Hops
Mandarina Bavaria (DE) 0.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet
Mandarina Bavaria (DE) 0.5 oz 20 min Boil Pellet
Mandarina Bavaria (DE) 0.75 oz 0 min Whirlpool Pellet 7.2%
Mandarina Bavaria (DE) 0.25 oz 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 7.2%

Yeasts
Safbrew T-58 Fermentis T-58

Extras
Bitter Orange Peel 0.5 oz 15.0 min
Sweet Orange Peel 0.2 oz 15.0 min
Irish Moss 1.0 tsp 15.0 min
Coriander Seed 0.5 oz 0.0 min

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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First time I have heard of Mandarina Bavaria (DE) hops. Googled it and I can see why you like them as the tangerine and citrus notes probably pair well with what the sorghum adds. Have you used cascade hops before and do you like the Mandarina Bavaria better?

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:36 AM   #3
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I haven't used cascade yet but I should! I usually just stick with noble hops but these sounded interesting and perfect for this beer.

Hoping to do variations of this with raspberry and pink peppercorn (a wife pleaser), and also try mango jalapeño. Maybe switch it up and try cascade too.

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I just did a GF blue moon clone, which used cascade. It's "not bad." I say this because I also used sweet orange peel, coriander and malto.


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you guys think honey would be a decent sub for the rice syrup? its soo expensive or maybe maple syrup although tha may not be any cheaper

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I always use rice solids if I use rice because I can't get the syrup at my LHBS. See if the dry stuff is less expensive.

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i got the syrup at Hyvee in the health food section. 1lb 5oz for 5 bucks, I bought two and will sub 6 oz of honey that I already have at home. I also am doing oats instead of the sorgum and will probably mash it since I am a full on AG guy. heck I dotn even have a bag big enough to hold the oats if i wanted to steep. Im also going to add some apricot extract and maybe secondary over apricots as well. Ill let you guys know how it turns out if I can remember. Never done a GF. New things are always a litle more exciting.

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Sounds great. The oats are a good idea. I wouldn't steep sorghum again, I think I got a slickness in the mouthfeel from it.

I did this again and used Crystal Millet from Grouse Malting Co here in CO. and that turned out really great.

I'm doing an all grain GF Apricot IPA (want to get close to Dogfish Head Aprihop) this weekend so hopefully that turns out to be even better.

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Im assuming this will clear right? no hot or cold break to speak of..

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Old 06-23-2014, 02:29 AM   #10
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That looks typical for me. It clears pretty well after fermentation. Mine are hazy but a nice "wit" haze.


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