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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-08-2013, 03:08 AM
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Posted By dorklord
Add more (aka any) lactose? I'm not sure off...

Add more (aka any) lactose?

I'm not sure off the top of my head but I think a pound is the norm for a five gallon batch?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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Posted By dorklord
Fermentation activity, or airlock activity?

Fermentation activity, or airlock activity?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-22-2013, 01:52 AM
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Posted By dorklord
I have noticed that most of my GF brews seem to...

I have noticed that most of my GF brews seem to take longer than a non-GF version would take.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-14-2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By dorklord
In your case, you can use something like hopville...

In your case, you can use something like hopville or beersmith or whatever to figure out what the gravity would be from the Sorghum and BRS alone (I'm assuming you are using Sorghum Extract...)
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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-14-2013, 02:04 PM
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Posted By dorklord
I think the main issue with grains would be the...

I think the main issue with grains would be the possibility of other grains being mixed in...for example if they use the same equipment to harvest/process wheat first...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By dorklord
Should be. I use one pack of dry yeast in all my...

Should be. I use one pack of dry yeast in all my brews.

Most of the pitching calculators seem to think that 1 of the 11.5 gram packets of dry yeast (which is what I think all the fermentis yeast...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2013, 02:54 AM
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Posted By dorklord
Turkey burners are the way to go...the burner...

Turkey burners are the way to go...the burner from a gas grill won't be shaped properly...
The side burner from those grills that have such a thing (for heating up a pot) is a better choice, but...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-03-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By dorklord
Sounds like a decent recipe to me. It does seem a...

Sounds like a decent recipe to me. It does seem a little unusual that they are doing the hops at 30 minutes, are the instructions for a total 30 minute boil time?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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Posted By dorklord
Sounds good, and it has me really looking forward...

Sounds good, and it has me really looking forward to my first batch of 'real' lager. Also, you should probably put a link to the recipe or thread about making this (if its on here?).
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 165
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Posted By dorklord
I think I remember reading somewhere that D2 is...

I think I remember reading somewhere that D2 is made using a slightly different process than the other syrups, so it is supposed to have a lot of deep, rich flavor without being 'burnt'.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By dorklord
Every one of my gluten free beers has been a...

Every one of my gluten free beers has been a success, though some have been better than others.

I think some people just expect gluten-free beer to taste identical to barley based beer (and try to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-15-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By dorklord
Not sure what hopville's 'sorghum syrup' is, but...

Not sure what hopville's 'sorghum syrup' is, but I do know that sorghum syrup and the stuff you get from briess are completely different things. The syrup is basically molasses (it is made from...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By dorklord
I agree with the above. Although there's some...

I agree with the above. Although there's some discussion about clarity ferm, I personally don't trust it, and it is too easy to make real hard cider to bother with. Although there is a place for...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-14-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By dorklord
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-14-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By dorklord
I set my mini fridge at 40 F for my keg...it...

I set my mini fridge at 40 F for my keg...it depends on personal preference, beer style, etc...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-07-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By dorklord
Just in the interest of completeness, is this...

Just in the interest of completeness, is this white quinoa that you used? Do you have another post or something describing your sprouting/malting process?

I did try to malt a small amount of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By dorklord
There's no point using star-san and then baking...

There's no point using star-san and then baking in the oven.

That's like rotating your tires right before you drive to the shop to have a new set of tires installed.

If you are going to bake...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-06-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By dorklord
Personally, I've found that freshness is probably...

Personally, I've found that freshness is probably one of the biggest factors in the quality of gluten free beers. There isn't much in the way of GF beer available locally, so at times when I've found...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By dorklord
Well, a couple of things I can think of right off...

Well, a couple of things I can think of right off the bat:

1) The air inside that car, boy is going to be a pretty effective insulator, and with no air movement inside to force mixing, I would...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-01-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By dorklord
I think I'd go for 8 oz.

I think I'd go for 8 oz.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-29-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By dorklord
Optimator was what I was thinking about (though I...

Optimator was what I was thinking about (though I didn't want something that strong).

This basement floor cooling setup probably isn't optimal, and if I didn't have another beer on tap in my...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-29-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By dorklord
First GF true Lager...

I brewed my first actual lager yesterday. It is happily fermenting away in my basement right now. I found my basement temperature to be consistently around 55 F, so I've got the carboy sitting in a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-29-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By dorklord
Sounds pretty good to me... Although I...

Sounds pretty good to me...

Although I forgot to mention this earlier, a pound of maltodextrin? I usually use 4 oz, I think one time I may have used 8 oz. Not sure what exactly a pound would do,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-27-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By dorklord
I made a stout with oatmeal a while ago. ...

I made a stout with oatmeal a while ago.

First of all, 7 lbs of fermentables is a lot...I would probably cut one pound of of the brown rice syrup, but if you are going for a pretty strong stout,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By dorklord
Converting my mini fridge input

Long story short, I've modded my mini fridge to fit kegs in. Right now, I can fit two kegs in, but the CO2 tank is giving me trouble, There's a shelf in the back of the fridge formed by the hump for...
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