Originally Posted by zman
I want to do this for a friend that cannot have gluten. She is not a big IIPA fan so I am thinking more of an APA. Perhaps a GF version of Yoopers House Pale. I have #7 of Sorghum and #4 of Brown Rice Syrup to play with. What do you suggest for good mix of fermentables. I also have a bag of Maltodextrine. That helps with Head retention correct? If so when do I add it? If I wanted to toast some grains for color what would your suggestion be to get a nice amber color.
Here is the link to the non gf version http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/da-yoopers-house-pale-ale-100304/
Yooper's is pretty similar to the GF Pale
I made awhile ago. Switch out my S-04 for S-05 and add a cascade dry hop. I would also use more Brown Rice Syrup and less Sorghum if I were to do it again, but even as is it turned out really well.
I will let others comment on coloring, as I have not done grain roasting. I would use an amber belgian candi sugar to darken it a bit if desired.