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  • I am a celiac/ gluten-intolerant brewer who has been experimenting with gluten-free beer for the pas


  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free recipe suggestions on 10-22-2008 at 12:32 AM
    I'm starting to sound like a broken record.. If you roast your grains into chocolate malt
    territory then you should be fine, otherwise you're just gonna extract a bunch of starch/ haze
    into your wort ...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten-free Witbier buckwheat questions on 10-18-2008 at 12:54 AM
    if you just toss flour into the boil you're going to end up with a bunch of unconverted starch
    in your beer, aren't you? If all you want is flavour and aren't concerned by a starchy beer,
    then I would...

  • Posted in thread: Malting sorghum and other GF grains on 09-08-2008 at 06:04 PM
    Go for it! Assuming you're willing to put in a *lot* of extra work... I've malted millet,
    buckwheat and quinoa and while not all that difficult to do, it is pretty time consuming.Your
    base malts will ...

  • Posted in thread: If you could work in the beer industry on 07-07-2008 at 12:07 AM
    When I took a course at Brewlab in the UK a few years ago I got to work at their micro brewery
    (Darwin Brewery) for a couple of days.. I basically did everything the head brewer did over the
    course of...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Brewing Observations on 06-20-2008 at 12:42 AM
    That sounds strange to me. My impression is that the EU is pretty strict on labeling something
    as "Gluten Free"Yeah, you're right - the EU standard is 20ppm, which is a pretty damn small
    amount of glu...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Brewing Observations on 05-29-2008 at 08:07 PM
    All dry yeasts *should* be fine - Fermentis and Lallemand/Danstar are anyway (as far as I
    know.) Wyeast put out a couple of seasonal GF strains a while ago but I don't know whether
    they're still avail...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Brewing Observations on 05-28-2008 at 08:58 PM
    Doing gluten-free beers this way will get you drinkable brews but not great ones. You really
    need to make your own GF base + specialty malts to get that "real" (malty) beer flavour,
    although it still ...

  • Posted in thread: PH Meter on 12-18-2007 at 04:53 AM
    I've thought about a pH meter as my next "upgrade," and wondered whether this is worth a
    damn...I have one of those (Hannah Checker1) and it's "OK".. It gets the job done but the
    probes need to be rep...

  • Posted in thread: cheap pressure cookers on 12-10-2007 at 04:08 PM
    Thanks for the replies all.. I'll keep an eye out for deals on better quality units.

  • Posted in thread: cheap pressure cookers on 12-09-2007 at 05:05 PM
    Hi - Does anyone know whether a cheap pressure cooker (ie. $20-40) is suitable for yeast
    culturing? Any cheap ones I've seen don't have pressure guages and don't seem to indicate what
    pressure they ge...

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