A couple years ago I found out I had celiac disease and had to give up brewing and bread making. I considered researching gluten free brewing then but was just too beat down by the news and sold off my kegerator, all grain setup, oxygen, refractometer, coolers, etc. The only thing I kept were my buckets/carboys and some bottles so I could make a cider now and then. Some of you might even use my website http://brewheads.com I quit working on it about that time too.
I've made do with cocktails for a few years and sometimes bought a pack or two of GF beer now and then. Green's has a couple decent ones although they're ridiculously expensive. New grist is ok, although still pricey and a bit bland. Red bridge is actually the best of them to me although it makes me sick sometimes and I suspect contamination issues. I was poking around today and found that now even NB sells sorghum syrup. Maybe its time I give it a whirl again.
So what can you guys tell me? I only made 2 batches of extract beer before I decided I had to go all grain or I'd quit. Can you make decent extract gf beers? Any grains to toast or steep to help? Better yet any recipes? All these gf beers are so bland! I'd kill for a ipa or a stout.
So what should I know? Any advice? Perhaps most importantly, has anyone found that they get a reaction from any brand of sorghum syrup? If its harvested/stored on the same equipment as other grain, it could easily become contaminated. A tested source would be incredible. Thanks all!