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Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 11-02-2012 at 02:49 PM
I believe so - for malted quinoa that's been properly dried (not too hot!). I keep enzymes on
hand though, so if the mash is taking too long I add enzymes late in the mash (I've done that
with non-GF ...
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 11-01-2012 at 05:05 PM
Safa - thanks for asking...The results were terrible. I ended up pouring the batch down the
drain. What's worse is I have no idea why. The taste was very plastic like, what I've read
Posted in thread: extract potential on GF grains? on 06-04-2012 at 02:24 PM
This is based on my experience and estimates only, I haven't seen it in print anywhere...When I
malted quinoa and stopped the sprouting right after I had rootlets on the majority of the
grains, I got ...
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 05-30-2012 at 06:19 AM
Finished brewing this batch yesterday. I didnít quite get full conversion, but pretty dang
close Ė just a shadow of color change around the iodine drop when I did the starch test. Kind
of like when in...
Posted in thread: Brewing Up a Science Experiment on 05-26-2012 at 03:36 PM
Its too bad with the tests we can't differentiate between starches. Out of everything I've
tried mashing so far, sweet potato starch has the highest gel temps (172F - 176F). I think you
may get full c...
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 05-26-2012 at 03:02 PM
Oh yeah, I saw that thread yesterday morning, wanted to reply but didn't have time. I'm heading
back now to do so...Maybe for part of this recipe I should mash 1/4# of the quinoa by itself,
see if it ...
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 05-25-2012 at 02:54 PM
Oh, no, that's an unwelcome surprise... Have you gotten full conversion adding the enzyme
Posted in thread: GF Cocoa-Brown Ale on 05-25-2012 at 04:18 AM
I apologize I never followed through with this thread - I was fairly disappointed in this
beer...It doesn't taste much like a brown - the chocolate faded and the sorghum took over. I'd
say in the futu...
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part II on 05-25-2012 at 04:08 AM
Part II of my summer wit post. This is the re-worked recipe from part one, which I will attempt
to brew very soon.Iím excited about this one because I attempted to malt 2.5# of grain (quinoa,
Posted in thread: Summer Wit-type ale, Part I on 05-25-2012 at 02:12 AM
This is a wit style beer I made my wife last summer (before I ever heard of this forum). It
turned out nice, and she absolutely loved it. Itís very low on bitterness (true to style), but
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