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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-02-2012, 02:49 PM
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Posted By MariposaSouth
I believe so - for malted quinoa that's been...

I believe so - for malted quinoa that's been properly dried (not too hot!). I keep enzymes on hand though, so if the mash is taking too long I add enzymes late in the mash (I've done that with...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-01-2012, 05:05 PM
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Posted By MariposaSouth
Safa - thanks for asking... The results were...

Safa - thanks for asking...
The results were terrible. I ended up pouring the batch down the drain. What's worse is I have no idea why. The taste was very plastic like, what I've read...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-04-2012, 02:24 PM
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Posted By MariposaSouth
This is based on my experience and estimates...

This is based on my experience and estimates only, I haven't seen it in print anywhere...
When I malted quinoa and stopped the sprouting right after I had rootlets on the majority of the grains, I...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-30-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By MariposaSouth
Finished brewing this batch yesterday. I didnít...

Finished brewing this batch yesterday. I didnít quite get full conversion, but pretty dang close Ė just a shadow of color change around the iodine drop when I did the starch test. Kind of like when...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-26-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By MariposaSouth
Its too bad with the tests we can't differentiate...

Its too bad with the tests we can't differentiate between starches. Out of everything I've tried mashing so far, sweet potato starch has the highest gel temps (172F - 176F). I think you may get...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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Posted By MariposaSouth
Oh yeah, I saw that thread...

Oh yeah, I saw that thread (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/brewing-up-science-experiment-330272/) yesterday morning, wanted to reply but didn't have time. I'm heading back now to do so...
Maybe...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By MariposaSouth
Oh, no, that's an unwelcome surprise... Have you...

Oh, no, that's an unwelcome surprise... Have you gotten full conversion adding the enzyme formula?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-25-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MariposaSouth
I apologize I never followed through with this...

I apologize I never followed through with this thread - I was fairly disappointed in this beer...
It doesn't taste much like a brown - the chocolate faded and the sorghum took over. I'd say in the...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-25-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By MariposaSouth
Summer Wit-type ale, Part II

Part II of my summer wit post. This is the re-worked recipe from part one, which I will attempt to brew very soon.

Iím excited about this one because I attempted to malt 2.5# of grain (quinoa,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-25-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By MariposaSouth
Summer Wit-type ale, Part I

This is a wit style beer I made my wife last summer (before I ever heard of this forum). It turned out nice, and she absolutely loved it. Itís very low on bitterness (true to style), but higher...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By MariposaSouth
Back to the zest/head retention parts of this...

Back to the zest/head retention parts of this post... My experience with citrus zest - orange or lemon - is that it's an absolute head destroyer. There it a lot of oil in citrus peels. I wash mine...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-07-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By MariposaSouth
Smile Hey noontime, thanks for the nice comment (#10)...

Hey noontime, thanks for the nice comment (#10) :mug:
For the why question, the "amylase formula" I buy at my LHBS is quite mysterious... I can't find anything official about the technical makeup of...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-07-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By MariposaSouth
Looks good! "I want to use less sorghum and more...

Looks good! "I want to use less sorghum and more brown rice syrup to hopefully downplay the sorghum flavor"... great idea, next time I do a brown I should do that too. I agree with igliashon about...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-05-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By MariposaSouth
Thanks! Gypsum is calcium sulfite, used to...

Thanks! Gypsum is calcium sulfite, used to harden your water and often appears in british-style ales. It also lowers mash pH, so I always use either that or Mash 5.4, but not both.
I haven't seen...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-05-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By MariposaSouth
GF Cocoa-Brown Ale

Here's my most recent GF Brew, just bottled last night.
But first, a question: I've noticed most posters in this forum post recipes in threads within the forum, instead of the recipes database......
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-05-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By MariposaSouth
I know I'm late on this one but... As far as...

I know I'm late on this one but...
As far as hop substitutions I've had success with dandelion greens as a bittering agent - they give you nice, soft, balancing bittering... We've used them both...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-05-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By MariposaSouth
Final Update

I bottled this last night: FG was down to 1.010 (.0003 below estimated) and there was no starch in the beer. Those things are good, but based on increased understanding of some key brewing...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-03-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By MariposaSouth
Yeah, I think that should work. The 1 QT part is...

Yeah, I think that should work. The 1 QT part is pretty arbitrary, really all you need is the minimum amount to dissolve the solids and not burn it in the boiling process. Plus, the less water you...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-02-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By MariposaSouth
I've "fixed" non-GF brews that came in...

I've "fixed" non-GF brews that came in unexpectedly low (gravity) by adding LME w/in the next couple of days after brewing... I just boil it in a QT of water for about 15 min, cool it, and add it to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By MariposaSouth
Hmmm.... Not sure. You might be spot on w/ your...

Hmmm.... Not sure. You might be spot on w/ your 1/2 lb, or maybe judge by how much room you'll have in the grain bag. Also check here:...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By MariposaSouth
You're one creative brewer! I like the recipe and...

You're one creative brewer! I like the recipe and the mash plan is great. The only part that I would worry about is the grain bag - will it be able to effectively filter a very thick mash like...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-24-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By MariposaSouth
Have you used dandelion roots before? When I saw...

Have you used dandelion roots before? When I saw your recipe I recalled something I had found while trying to imitate NB's Dandelion Ale: this guy didn't care for the flavor of Dandelion roots...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-24-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By MariposaSouth
Post Update...

I ended up leaving the potatoes in the fermenter for only 24 hours. I saw green on the potatoes and thought it was fungus or mold forming and freaked. Turns out, they had sank to the bottom, got...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-23-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By MariposaSouth
Thanks for the replies y'all

I'd like to underscore the reason for this experiment was to break down starches already present in the beer, not to get any further starches or sugars or even flavors; specifically for the enzymes...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By MariposaSouth
I've now used amaranth twice. 1/2 lb in two...

I've now used amaranth twice. 1/2 lb in two 5-gal batches. The first batch had no head retention at all, and I was going to totally ditch amaranth because it was so dang small... But I had 1/2#...
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