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Old 04-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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I am planning on trying to make a gf beer for my sister in law.

for one of the recipes I got some hulled roasted buckwheat...

did I get the wrong thing...does it have to be malted first?

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I am planning on trying to make a gf beer for my sister in law.

for one of the recipes I got some hulled roasted buckwheat...

did I get the wrong thing...does it have to be malted first?

What did the recipe call for? (Or, what was the full recipe?)

If you are using this is a 'specialty grain', roasted buckwheat may be appropriate, but as a base malt, well, you'd need malt.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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I will be using white sorghum Syrup as well ... I will have to check the recipe but i believe it is a specialty grain

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another question:

I will also be using millet as a specialty grain in the recipe ... i have roasted it do i need to crush it or use as is?

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the grains should be crushed. but dont turn it into flour, and im speaking from experience, youll end up with glue

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the grains should be crushed. but dont turn it into flour, and im speaking from experience, youll end up with glue
any pointers on best way to crush it?
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any pointers on best way to crush it?
It really depends on what you have available to crush it. If nothing else, you can put it in a freezer bag and roll it with a rolling pin.
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It really depends on what you have available to crush it. If nothing else, you can put it in a freezer bag and roll it with a rolling pin.
was thinking along the lines with a meat tenderizer ...lightly of course
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I personally dont think you should crush it unless you have plans to mash it with enzymes.

If you are steeping, dont crush.

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I personally dont think you should crush it unless you have plans to mash it with enzymes.

If you are steeping, dont crush.
okay...thanks for the advice....can't wait to see how these turn out
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