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    ABOUT ME

  • Retired from computer antivirus
  • Dave Budd
  • Steely Dan
  • Yojimbo
  • Got into the idea as my wife is coeliac and misses her beer, but the GF kit disappeared just as I bought the gear. So I started on "country" wine instead (berries, fruits, roots), then did some ersatz beer (teabags, prune juice, other weird stuff: Google "Duncan Incapable"). Still doing wines but now also regular "TurboCider", and some promising results from malted millet.
  • Wine, Cider, Perry, ersatz beer, and lots of experiments with millet (at first) and other grains later.
  • Male
  • Married
  • todmorden
  • England

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Beer Ingredient List on 11-16-2011 at 11:45 AM
    I just brewed a GF beer using a special millet from thehomebrewconnection.com rather than
    sorghum and it turned out tasting like real beer for a change. Has anyone else tried it and
    gotten the same re...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from England on 06-03-2011 at 09:31 PM
    They carry Sorghum extract at my LHBS for making GF beer. I wonder if it's available in the UK.
    I'll ask if you interested.Can't find it anywhere, despite massive Google sessions and emails
    to various...

  • Posted in thread: Intro post from UK GF brewer, please critique on 06-02-2011 at 09:09 PM
    Yeh, I guess the pre-sugar OG was low as I didn't malt or mash efficiently.I added sugar to try
    to get to a final ABV of around 4 to 5 %. If I'd taken enough out to fill my hydrometer test
    jar there w...

  • Posted in thread: Intro post from UK GF brewer, please critique on 06-01-2011 at 11:13 PM
    My wife has coeliac disease. The Bosk gluten-free beer kit disappeared from the market just
    after I got interested in making her some but before I bought the gear.So I started doing wine
    instead. I al...

  • Posted in thread: Where to buy Gluten Free Whole Millet (with husk) for malting on 06-01-2011 at 11:04 PM
    I'm not sure the hulls matter. If you can get a small quantity of hulled, try malting it, see
    what happens. Also, by the time it's been soaked and rinsed a few times in the malting, then
    roasted, I'd ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from England on 06-01-2011 at 10:11 PM
    Hi,Pointed here by a homebrewer on an English homebrew forum because of your threads on
    gluten-free stuff.My wife was diagnosed coeliac 5 years ago, and misses her beer. Commercial GF
    is available, of...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Beer Ingredient List on 06-01-2011 at 10:00 PM
    Re the "benefit from boiling" asterisks, the chart doesn't specify those grains were
    malted.I've had promising results from a small feasibility study using malted millet. Using
    just that and some hop ...

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