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Posted in thread: Probably a Really Dumb Question, but .... on 03-13-2014 at 04:34 PM
I've tried a lot of combinations out of a desire to make the most-Paleo-friendly carbonated &
hopped beverage that satisfies my cravings for beer. I can give you a summary of what I've
tried and the r...
Posted in thread: Brewing with Clarex/Carity Ferm -- is there more I need to know? on 11-09-2013 at 05:08 PM
I can give you some feedback based on experience. My wife falls into the "very
gluten-sensitive" camp and, after doing entirely no-grain eating in solidarity with her the
last 2 months I find that I'm...
Posted in thread: Help me with my first gluten free brew on 10-24-2013 at 04:20 PM
I made quite a few good GF brews with the Lundberg's brown rice syrup. If you use a recipe
calculator like Brewtoad (was Hopville), I just enter it as if it's the Briess Brown Rice
Syrup, which it's a...
Posted in thread: DIY mini beer engine on 10-07-2013 at 11:44 PM
Not sure if the original poster has ever been back, but thanks! I built a variation on one of
these using the same pump a few weeks ago and I love the damn thing. Perfect solution for
someone who does...
Posted in thread: Modifying A Kit on 03-13-2013 at 02:51 PM
I've primed with honey and/or agave nectar since my very first batch, and have never had
issues. The last suggestion by unionrdr is spot on in terms of technique.My rule of thumb is,
for each gallon i...
Posted in thread: Sorghum vs rice syrup on 01-26-2013 at 02:57 PM
I started with honey and rice syrup combos first and have only recently done brews with
sorghum. My take is that sorghum is fine for a strong, hoppy IPA but has a weirdish flavor that
I'm not sure I'd...
Posted in thread: Brewed 1st GF beer today on 01-04-2013 at 01:01 PM
I know exactly what you're talking about - I brewed all-grain, albeit briefly, before getting
into GF brewing. I used to sample my worts and thought they tasted rather strongly like the
beer that woul...
Posted in thread: Head Retention in GF beers on 12-31-2012 at 07:21 PM
If you want something easy: head and head retention increased dramatically for my brews when I
started adding buckwheat honey as an adjunct.
Posted in thread: Best GF brew of 2012? on 12-31-2012 at 07:17 PM
I learned everything I know about brewing in 2012. In fact, I just wrote a giant post on my
blog detailing everything I could remember about my journey.My best brew of 2012 was my GF take
on a Sierra ...
Posted in thread: GF Braggot without sorghum on 12-15-2012 at 06:44 PM
Thanks mpcondo, I'm going to try that one out for sure. I read this about malting:"Grains were
malted by allowing them to soak in water for 3-4 days until sprouts were about 2x longer than
the grain i...