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Old 01-12-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default Using Einkorn wheat to brew beer

The ancient form of wheat called Einkorn wheat has 14 chromosomes compared to dwarf wheats 28 chromosomes. This older form of wheat has been made into bread and eaten by those suffering from Celiacs disease.
Dr. William Davis who wrote the book Wheat Belly suffers from Gluten intollerance decided to make bread from Einkorn and he had no bad reaction.

Is there a way to malt this wheat at home so someone can brew a batch and test it out?
I found a source for Einkorn wheat berries.

http://www.einkorn.com/where-to-buy-einkorn/

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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Would love to hear anything you find out about this.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #3
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I'm interested too.
Even brewing aside, it sounds interesting.

Plus I've got a niece with wheat issues. It could be good info for my brother and sister in law.

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I would assume you would malt it just like you would any other 'normal' grain or pseudo grain. Check out some of our articles in here on malting. There are quite a few including home made crystal.

Though I have just found this link that says it is not suitable for Coeliacs...

http://www.growseed.org/einkorn.html

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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I'd file this in the same category as "Brewing with Clarity-Ferm"--i.e., it might be okay for some people, and if it is, good for you, but it's not going to be suitable for everyone, and is probably not of interest to those of us trying to find a solution that is workable to all of us with gluten issues.

I might recommend trying a bread with it before trying to brew with it to assess tolerance. Less time and effort involved that way. Or just get a box of the pasta that they sell at Whole Foods.

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Here is a source for malted Einkorn wheat.

http://www.growseed.org/einkorn.html

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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After looking at the link for the malt, I got an idea from the following recipes and wondered if anyone had ever made date beer?
I love dates, and wonder what sort of flavor they would impart. I assume they'd just go in the fermenter, rather than in the mash; since I have little experience other than syrups and sugars in hot water, it seems you couldn't boil them without the pectin haze as with fruit.

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Date sugar is used in some candi syrup.

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We brewed einkorn ale using unpealed and pealed einkorn grain with some enzymes. Because of the fine hops used during the brewing, the taste is as well perfect :-)
More information: http://alkobeerprojekt.hu/cms/english/

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A young scientist from Hungary/Transylvania achieved to malt the einkorn wheat in the micro malting equipment of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The publication is available here:
http://www.researchgate.net/publicat...rganic_einkorn

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