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Old 04-09-2011, 05:22 PM   #21
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Mountain Man Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountains, Brewer; Steve Zabel
2nd place 2010 Santa Cruz Co. Fair specialty beer

Gluten-free Buckwheat Beer

Ingredients for 5 Gallons

3 Lb. Malted buckwheat (instructions for malting below)
1 ¾ cup corn sugar
1 oz. New Zealand Saaz organic pellet hops
2 oz. New Zealand Hallertauer Hersbrucker whole hops
½ oz. German pearle pellet hops
6 lb. Rice syrup
½ teaspoon Irish Moss
1 pkg. Saf T-58 dry Ale yeast
5 oz Corn Sugar for bottling sugar



Instructions for Malting Buckwheat;

Since as gluten-free homebrewers we can’t just go our home-brew supply store and buy malted buckwheat, we must malt it ourselves in order to brew with it. This is a pretty simple process. Take your raw buckwheat (uncooked and untoasted) Rinse and let sit 30-48 hrs. Completely submerged in water, drain and rinse every 8 hrs. or so. (The buckwheat will expand as it soaks up some of the water and produces a sticky oily substance, which should be rinsed off.) Now put the buckwheat in large cookie sheets approx. ¼ to ½ Inch. layer and let sit in a cool dark place. After one day you should see rootlets forming. Let the buckwheat sit for about two days or until the rootlets are about twice as long as the grain body. Bake at 200-250 degrees for approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hours until buckwheat becomes hard and crunchy (and tastes like Grape-nuts). (Optional; At this point you can increase the temperature and dark roast your buckwheat for a darker brew.)

Use a rolling pin, glass jar, or grain crusher to crush the buckwheat, Your buckwheat is now ready to brew with as you would normally brew your grains.






Instructions for Brewing;

1. Put your malted buckwheat in a grain bag.
2. Bring 1½ to 2 Gallons of water to 160-165 degrees turn off heat, add the grain bag, and allow the grain bag to soak for 40-60 mins. At 150 degrees.
3. Remove the grain bag. Bring to a boil and stir in the rice syrup and 1 cup of corn sugar.
4. Add water to the grain water to make up to 5 ¼ gallons. Bring to a rolling boil add saaz hops, and boil for 30 mins.
5. Add the hallertaur hops Boil for 45 mins.
6. Add German Pearl hops and Irish Moss. Boil 30mins.
7. Cool your wort to 65-70 degrees and transfer to your sanitized primary fermenting vessel.
8. Add the SafT-58 dry ale yeast, and ferment in a cool dark place for 4-6 days.
9. At this point if the fermentation has subsided and you a have a secondary fermenter, you can transfer the brew to your secondary fermenter.
10. Ferment an additional 7-14 days, or until fermentation is done.
11. Clean and sanitize enough bottles and caps for your brew.
12. Boil ¾ cup corn sugar for bottling sugar in two cups of water for 15 mins.
13. Cool the sugar to 70 degree and pour into a sanitized carboy or bottling bucket. Transfer your into the same container mixing slowly.
14. Fill bottles and cap immediately to prevent contamination.
15. Store at room temperature for 2 days, then in a cool dark place for 1 to 3 weeks.



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Old 04-29-2011, 07:43 AM   #22
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Looking for Gluten free kits

if i can buy kits does anybody know what to buy
This is an awesome recipe we want to share w/ the world. It is super easy to make and comes out quite good for GF beer.
Gluten Free McGee beer recipe

It uses sorghum syrup, a beet-based syrup, rice extract and flaked rice, and some other good stuff including a gluten free yeast (many growing mediums have gluten from malt so not all yeast is strictly GF).

Oh and you can buy the kit there or just print out the recipe and go to your LHBS and see if they have the ingredients.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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Default Gluten free home brew kits, no sorgum

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Looking for Gluten free kits

a friend of mine cant drink normal beers and would like to make a beer for him thats gluten free

can you buy kits or do i have to brew this beer from scratch

if i can buy kits does anybody know what to buy
Check out Breworganic.com Seven Bridges just released Mountain Man gluten free home brew kits.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #24
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Midwest is offering a clone kit for bards tale ale as well... The kit says it features toasted sorghum grain... The commercial version isnt a bad pale ale...

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #25
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Sparky, Google 'Gone with the wheat' and it should bring up 'The home brew shop'. There is 4 Wheat free kits you can order from. They ship to NI, and I think Southern Ireland too. It's about £25 for the kit plus postage. Just ordered my first yesterday. Let me know if you have any troubles with it...

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Check out Breworganic.com Seven Bridges just released Mountain Man gluten free home brew kits.
Just ordered a kit...look forward to my first GF Brew.
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You are not roasting grain. you are malting seeds at low time and temp.

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Has anyone tried the AHS Gluten Free Pale Ale kit? Been thinking of trying to make a GF beer and for $26 it seemed like a good deal.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:37 PM   #29
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Has anyone tried the AHS Gluten Free Pale Ale kit? Been thinking of trying to make a GF beer and for $26 it seemed like a good deal.
$26 is less than any 5 gallon batch I have ever made.

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I brewed this kit last Friday as my 1st GF kit. I'll probably check the gravity and assuming its done then I'll transfer to a 2ndary. I have to admit it tasted awful but I am confident it will be better after its done fermenting and aging. It's a low gravity, low alcohol beer so nothing too exciting, sorghum and hops. I've heard it's a good kit. I've ordered many non GF items from AHB, good company.

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