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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-22-2010, 08:34 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Thanks man - big help!

Thanks man - big help!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-22-2010, 08:25 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
A mix of chesnuts and sorghum works great. I've...

A mix of chesnuts and sorghum works great. I've found if I make a chestnut beer with corn sugar and a touch of sorghum it really improves the quality.

This was a great post by the way. I happened...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-22-2010, 08:19 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Glad the beer worked out Gonoles! My double IPA...

Glad the beer worked out Gonoles! My double IPA is good, but a little too sweet for my taste. It's also a bit too dry, so I think next time I make an IIPA I'll add back in a bit of sorghum for body....
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-10-2010, 12:07 AM
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Posted By mattinboston
You guys have again been busy! Sorry been...

You guys have again been busy! Sorry been traveling.

SexPanther - definitely cold crash. It has worked wonderfully for me. I don't even have to use my 1-micron filter when I crash to 30-ish F for...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-24-2010, 01:28 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Wow you guys have been busy on here!... Lee,...

Wow you guys have been busy on here!... Lee, you're getting good press from my post. I hope I can still source chestnuts from you and they're not sold out!... Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut!...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-15-2010, 05:24 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Yeah both beers I brewed this weekend were pure...

Yeah both beers I brewed this weekend were pure chestnut brews (well with corn sugar...). Both my IIPA and my Black Lager are fermenting actively now. The Black Lager does look great... we'll see...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2010, 09:00 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Just put my black lager into fermentation. Those...

Just put my black lager into fermentation. Those dark chips make a nice sweet wort! It will come out with a lighter color than it should though, I can tell already.

I could keep it in the right...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2010, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Welcome noontime. I'm probably too new here to...

Welcome noontime. I'm probably too new here to welcome you properly, but I will anyway. I've been GF for a year or so now and have brewed maybe 15 or 20 GF beers now with varying success too.
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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2010, 02:59 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
FYI to you guys... I'm brewing two beers...

FYI to you guys...

I'm brewing two beers today. One with dark roasted chips to make a schwarzbier, and taking another shot at an IIPA to improve on my previous pretty good one.

I'll be...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2010, 02:44 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Thanks Lee - I emailed you. You might want to...

Thanks Lee - I emailed you. You might want to take at least your cell num off of this post. Just a friendly tip! :)
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-08-2010, 08:51 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Thanks Lee - that is helpful! The chips will be...

Thanks Lee - that is helpful! The chips will be lighter than I expected in the end.

As an aside, I'll have to dig into my notes but I once saw a color darkening adjunct that I believe is gluten...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-08-2010, 07:15 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Lee - thanks for all of the info on here about...

Lee - thanks for all of the info on here about your chestnut chips.

Do you have an estimate of degrees lovibond for the color of the levels of roastings you offer?

Specifically I'm trying to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-07-2010, 02:51 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Congrats! Let us know how it goes. I had similar...

Congrats! Let us know how it goes. I had similar impressions of the chestnuts the first time I brewed with them. It just all seems so similar to an all-grain process using traditional grains.
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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-06-2010, 02:49 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Great info Lee! Thanks. I will try the pectinase...

Great info Lee! Thanks. I will try the pectinase next time around. I found with one of my batches that it cleared up beautifully when I took the temp down to 29-32 degrees just above the beer...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-06-2010, 02:44 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
I think it sounds promising!... and I think...

I think it sounds promising!... and I think you're right about the honey becoming pretty much straight fermentable after a 60 min boil. I have read that though I have never brewed with honey so I...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-05-2010, 11:38 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
I guess I should clarify. I was using the light...

I guess I should clarify. I was using the light roasted chips for the first time and attempting to make an "american cream ale" with some german saas and hallertau hops (had on hand so subs) and US05...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-05-2010, 11:14 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Wow - how did you come up with the 20lbs chestnut...

Wow - how did you come up with the 20lbs chestnut chips & 5lbs honey for the 1.06 OG? Are you talking about a 10 gal batch instead of the 5? I'm not being critical, but in a 5-gal batch it looks to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-05-2010, 10:39 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
It will be interesting to see Lee's response to...

It will be interesting to see Lee's response to this. I've thought about using ~10 lbs of chips mashed for a 5gal batch just to see what a pure chestnut brew tastes like without the sugar but haven't...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2010, 02:48 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Good luck - let me know how it goes. I think...

Good luck - let me know how it goes. I think you'll be pleased with the complexity and character... I was.

FWIW I just kegged a chestnut american cream ale that uses Lee's lightly roasted chestnut...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2010, 01:15 AM
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Posted By mattinboston
One more thing... I've been thinking... I've made...

One more thing... I've been thinking... I've made 5 or 6 batches now with the chestnuts and all have had at least a bit of sorghum. However, I'm thinking that I'm not really sure the sorghum is...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2010, 01:00 AM
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Posted By mattinboston
Hey man... glad to have you on board. The only...

Hey man... glad to have you on board. The only thing I ask is for you to post any mods to this recipe to help improve it... other than that, here goes. This is a work in progress. It's a double, or...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-19-2010, 01:55 AM
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Posted By mattinboston
Yeah the chips are pricey unfortunately. I've...

Yeah the chips are pricey unfortunately. I've been trying to find a less expensive source to no avail so far...

I'm using pretty much the same method, but I've been experimenting with the...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 273
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Posted By mattinboston
GF Brewing with Chestnuts

After discovering that I had a pretty severe gluten intolerance six months ago I went into a little mini-depression on the realization this news meant that I could no longer safely consume one of the...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-18-2010, 06:06 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Sorry for the delayed reply - my new son came a...

Sorry for the delayed reply - my new son came a little early so we've been in the hospital since i posted this.

aggieotis - I'm a native Texan and TAMU c/o '98 so I know what you mean about...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-15-2010, 06:57 PM
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Posted By mattinboston
Chestnuts: my GF-brewing God-send...

Hi guys - I'm newly registered, though I've been trolling this forum off and on for a couple years now and appreciate all the help!

Anyway, I found out I was highly gluten-intolerant about 6...
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