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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-08-2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By jeffz
roasting/steeping oats, yikes

I had what I thought might be a uniquely bright idea: to try the oat-steeping technique Igliashon used in his No-Nonsense Oatmeal Stout as part of a GF IPA recipe, as a way to improve...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-13-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By jeffz
I've tried a lot of combinations out of a desire...

I've tried a lot of combinations out of a desire to make the most-Paleo-friendly carbonated & hopped beverage that satisfies my cravings for beer. I can give you a summary of what I've tried and the...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-09-2013, 05:08 PM
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Posted By jeffz
I can give you some feedback based on experience....

I can give you some feedback based on experience. My wife falls into the "very gluten-sensitive" camp and, after doing entirely no-grain eating in solidarity with her the last 2 months I find that...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 10-24-2013, 04:20 PM
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Posted By jeffz
I made quite a few good GF brews with the...

I made quite a few good GF brews with the Lundberg's brown rice syrup. If you use a recipe calculator like Brewtoad (was Hopville), I just enter it as if it's the Briess Brown Rice Syrup, which it's...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,803
Posted By jeffz
Not sure if the original poster has ever been...

Not sure if the original poster has ever been back, but thanks! I built a variation on one of these using the same pump a few weeks ago and I love the damn thing. Perfect solution for someone who...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By jeffz
I've primed with honey and/or agave nectar since...

I've primed with honey and/or agave nectar since my very first batch, and have never had issues. The last suggestion by unionrdr is spot on in terms of technique.

My rule of thumb is, for each...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2013, 02:57 PM
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Posted By jeffz
I started with honey and rice syrup combos first...

I started with honey and rice syrup combos first and have only recently done brews with sorghum. My take is that sorghum is fine for a strong, hoppy IPA but has a weirdish flavor that I'm not sure...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jeffz
I know exactly what you're talking about - I...

I know exactly what you're talking about - I brewed all-grain, albeit briefly, before getting into GF brewing. I used to sample my worts and thought they tasted rather strongly like the beer that...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-31-2012, 07:21 PM
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Posted By jeffz
If you want something easy: head and head...

If you want something easy: head and head retention increased dramatically for my brews when I started adding buckwheat honey as an adjunct.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jeffz
I learned everything I know about brewing in...

I learned everything I know about brewing in 2012. In fact, I just wrote a giant post on my blog (http://jeffz.me/blog/?p=82) detailing everything I could remember about my journey.

My best brew...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-15-2012, 06:44 PM
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Posted By jeffz
So to clarify, some folks here are giving you...

So to clarify, some folks here are giving you advice on doing all- or partial-grain brewing, but everything I've contributed has been about doing extract brewing.

If you're brewing from grain,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jeffz
Also note with my recipes that the volume and...

Also note with my recipes that the volume and boil times vary. I started off brewing all 1-gallon batches and still do for experiments I'm unsure about. But since I've brewed a few batches I loved, I...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-13-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By jeffz
My process has been to approach it just like...

My process has been to approach it just like brewing ale from extract. Since you're coming from a mead background, here's my quick rundown of what this means:

Do a boil of water for somewhere...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 12-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By jeffz
I've been having a blast for the last few months...

I've been having a blast for the last few months making ales with brown rice syrup and honey, specifically buckwheat honey and wildflower honey. I have an experimental hoppy stout fermenting now that...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jeffz
Thumbs up buckwheat honey for the win

I'm a few batches into the world of tiny-batch gluten-free brewing and wanted to report in.

I started first with the idea of making hoppy carbonated mead, which actually turned out great, except...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
Having aged ever so slightly, this is now...

Having aged ever so slightly, this is now wonderful. That initial over-the-top weird bitter thing I tasted at bottling has transformed into a mellow honey sweetness with a cirtus hoppy bite.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 304
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Posted By jeffz
I didn't have bombs, but I think a combination of...

I didn't have bombs, but I think a combination of a bit too much honey plus bottling too early led to a slight over-carbonation in my beer. It didn't bother me that much (a giant head that took a few...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-31-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
I bottled this the other day - your predictions...

I bottled this the other day - your predictions were spot-on as I reached a final gravity of about 1.001.

What I tasted was very thin and super bitter - in fact I'm worried now I over-hopped it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 67,230
Posted By jeffz
I wouldn't worry about having to top off - same...

I wouldn't worry about having to top off - same thing happened to me, and yeah I think it was from vaporizing too much water between the mash and boil stages. If you think about it, all the "stuff"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 67,230
Posted By jeffz
You can smell the C-Brite, it has a bit of a...

You can smell the C-Brite, it has a bit of a chlorine kind of smell to it, so I went with "rinse 'til I can't smell that so much anymore." Worked out well for my run.

I used jug water, so i can't...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-15-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
I brewed the first batch yesterday. I wound up...

I brewed the first batch yesterday. I wound up using a mix of wildflower and clover honey to try and dial in a good IPA color since the wildflower honey i found was very dark. Did a 30 minute boil...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
I had to go grab some stuff from my local brew...

I had to go grab some stuff from my local brew store, so i picked up a pound of maltodextrin while I was there.

The only thing that bugs me about using this is that it seems like such a...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
Thanks for the detailed reply! I was...

Thanks for the detailed reply!

I was definitely planning to boil - really I was planning to keep all my methods very ale-like since it's what I know. I've worked this out:
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Forum: Mead Forum 10-12-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffz
hop metheglin aging question

I just recently discovered the idea of hopping mead as an alternative means of creating a gluten-free ale replacement - actually I thought I dreamed up the idea, then learned from numerous threads...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-19-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,271
Posted By jeffz
Don't be sorry! I'm incredibly thankful for the...

Don't be sorry! I'm incredibly thankful for the chance to brew this beer thanks to your recipe. :)

Jeff
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