Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Gluten Free Brewing > roasting vs. toasting grains
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
ChasidicCalvinist
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hookstown, PA
Posts: 346
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default roasting vs. toasting grains

Has anyone seen this? http://grantsglutenfreehomebrew.webs...gthegrains.htm

I call his method toasting just to differentiate from the usual putting it in the oven and slowly increasing the temperature. Anyone else ever tried this and if so, does it work?

The picture of his Brown Ale looks pretty good.

__________________

so whether you eat or drink, whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

http://acts2815.wordpress.com

ChasidicCalvinist is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
jimmystewart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: planet earth
Posts: 85
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'm kind of surprised that it took me so long to stumble across this thread...

This guy seems to have a slightly different approach to gluten free brewing than what's common on here, but that picture of the brown ale is absolutely beautiful.

I might scale this down to one gallon and give it a shot with some fuggle hops and Windsor or S04.

Thanks for posting!

__________________
jimmystewart is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
igliashon
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 924
Liked 60 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

I've toasted grains in a frying pan before. Seemed to work just fine, not sure why it's not practiced more frequently.

His recipe is quite different than anything I've seen here:

Quote:
Ingredients (supplied):

500g of buckwheat kernels
20g of Pride of Ringwood hop pellets
2kg of maltodextrin (from maize)
850g of Treacle
1 packet of English Ale yeast
Converted to lbs, it would be:

1.1 lbs buckwheat
2 lbs treacle
4.5 lbs maltodextrin (!!!)
0.7 oz Pride of Ringwood hop pellets

Holy carp! 4.5 lbs of maltodextrin?? Does that make sense to anyone? Seems to me like this beer would have a very low ABV, since only the 2 lbs of treacle would be contributing fermentables.
__________________
igliashon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
beerhound28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LB, north east
Posts: 149
Default

I toasted some 2 row yesterday..they smell like peanuts..is that normal?

__________________
beerhound28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 05:11 AM   #5
KevinM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 1,171
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Volume mostly. It's easier to do larger quantities of grain in an oven (or similar roaster) than it would be on the stovetop. Plus you get to set a target temperature (kind of). And with a slower toast, it's easier to halt at the desired roast.

Then too, the slower heat transfer may do something, compared to the faster roast of the stovetop process. (If coffee is any judge). Which has also made me wonder what fluid bed roasts would do. (Other than popping sorghum, which was a tasty snack when it finished.)

Don't know beerhound, this is the gluten free area, so I wouldn't know anything about barley.

__________________

Primary: Sake
Secondary: GF Czech Lager
Waiting to be kegged, Italian Primitivo
Kegged&Ready: GF Orange&Coriander, GF Honey Lager, GF chocolate ale, GF English ale, Island mist (zinfandel), Island mist (cbry malbec).
Bottled: Infected Mead, Dry Hard ciders, Accidental Sorghumwine, various unnamed.

KevinM 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
Buckwheat: malting vs roasting jman Gluten Free Brewing 14 02-19-2012 04:00 PM
My first experiment with roasting gluten free grains... jimmystewart Gluten Free Brewing 2 09-08-2011 01:17 AM
Roasting/Toasting and steeping unmalted grain dorklord Gluten Free Brewing 9 03-07-2011 09:28 PM
Grain roasting times Androshen Gluten Free Brewing 19 02-17-2010 08:27 PM
Grain roasting BadGrr Gluten Free Brewing 2 02-02-2010 03:55 PM