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Posted in thread: First Time Gluten Free Brew on 02-05-2010 at 12:10 AM
I should also add quickly that I ended up racking twice to really clarify this beer, and on the
second racking I added a bit of yeast nutrient--I was worried that fermentation had stopped.
I'm not sur...
Posted in thread: First Time Gluten Free Brew on 02-05-2010 at 12:08 AM
Having just done my first GF batch, I would suggest the following for starting out:7 lbs
sorghum syrupHops to tasteNottingham dry ale yeast (or any that indicates gluten free on it)You
can add maple s...
Posted in thread: Maple Free-For-All Ale on 02-04-2010 at 05:42 PM
I've completed given up on the maple flavour. Any that was there was probably boiled off on
brew day. However this beer has turned out really nice. The sorghum aftertaste can be pretty
nasty which had...
Posted in thread: Yeasts for GF Brew Success on 01-18-2010 at 05:55 PM
I concur on the bitterness. A couple weeks after racking the bitter aftertaste was really
off-putting. Now after about five weeks in the carboy it's still there but much better. I
expect a couple mont...
Posted in thread: Yeasts for GF Brew Success on 01-18-2010 at 05:12 PM
I was wondering if I could use a better yeast myself. In my first GF batch I used Sorghum syrup
and a little maple syrup. I used a Nottingham ale dry yeast and while the beer has fully
fermented now i...
Posted in thread: Maple Free-For-All Ale on 01-15-2010 at 07:54 AM
Gravity finally down to 1.012 so should be ready for the bottle any time. The taste has really
mellowed out now with the harsh aftertaste all but gone. Going to put some fresh vanilla bean
in and leav...
Posted in thread: Maple Free-For-All Ale on 01-14-2010 at 02:55 AM
An update on my gluten-free ale....I left it in the primary for 7 days instead of the usual 4.
The gravity was still up at 1.026. I racked a second time, adding some yeast nutrient to try
and kick thi...
Posted in thread: My first wort chiller on 12-29-2009 at 09:59 PM
I wrapped the coil around a paint can to maintain a clean shape. Thanks for sharing pics!
Posted in thread: Maple Free-For-All Ale on 12-16-2009 at 04:50 PM
Great advice jackson_d--thanks. That should be mind blowing when it's ready to drink! :)
Posted in thread: Maple Nut Brown Ale critique? on 12-14-2009 at 05:05 PM
I'm curious to hear how this turned out. I just did a batch with maple syrup and worry I don't
have enough maple flavor. I used 7 lbs malt extract with 1 lb of syrup. I'm going to taste at