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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By muench1
Just to chime in, there are a few mentions of the...

Just to chime in, there are a few mentions of the Mashmaster Minimill from Australia in this thread. I've seen it mentioned elsewhere at times too. I actually have one, and the thing is a beast. ...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-24-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By muench1
Such beers should be clearly marketed as "gluten...

Such beers should be clearly marketed as "gluten reduced". I've corrected a couple servers on this at restaurants; they roll their eyes at me until I jokingly mention lawsuits.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-06-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By muench1
To echo Igliashon, the color will result from the...

To echo Igliashon, the color will result from the soluble portion of the grist. The hulls aren't going to contribute anything to the water, so they'll have no effect on color.

Out of curiosity,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-04-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By muench1
My approach to kilning is that airflow is key. A...

My approach to kilning is that airflow is key. A good flow of 90-100F air through the grain bed in the kiln seems to work very nicely; I have my airflow set up in a push-pull configuration at both...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-31-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By muench1
Here's what I'll say... Malting has only been...

Here's what I'll say...
Malting has only been an exacting science for a hundred years or so, give or take depending on region. For literally thousands of years, people made beer without worrying...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-17-2013, 07:46 AM
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Posted By muench1
OK, so two things. 1) Let me know if you...

OK, so two things.

1) Let me know if you ever want to team up picking/juicing.

2) Jonathans grow really well here and are great for cider, sauce and pie. I'm working with some Bellflower...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 09-17-2013, 07:30 AM
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Posted By muench1
Well, most everything we do here is some kind of...

Well, most everything we do here is some kind of experiment! Opaque and bread beers are made largely from flour. It certainly is possible. At the very least you could get some of the starch to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 09-17-2013, 07:23 AM
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Posted By muench1
You revived a really old thread... ...

You revived a really old thread...


Contrary to popular opinion (including some professional/expert opinions) rice can be malted, and some varieties and strains of rice work much better than...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 09-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By muench1
I'm late to this party.... but... do you really...

I'm late to this party.... but... do you really want all the pumpkin in your boil kettle? That sounds like a nightmare.

As a rule of thumb I'd say never use goopy ingredients without a secondary...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 08-29-2013, 08:35 PM
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Posted By muench1
Date sugar is used in some candi syrup.

Date sugar is used in some candi syrup.
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Posted By muench1
Me.

Me.
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Posted By muench1
Let's win the lottery!

Let's win the lottery!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-21-2013, 04:21 AM
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Posted By muench1
The short answer is, it depends. GF grains...

The short answer is, it depends.

GF grains tend to be expensive in most stores. Asian markets sometimes carry good alternative grains at reasonable prices. As far as enzymes go, some amylase...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By muench1
Are those grains all steeped or what? If so your...

Are those grains all steeped or what? If so your fermentables are just 1# rice extract, 3# sorghum, 1# d45 and 1# soft candi. I would actually expect all that grain to balance the dryness of all...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-17-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By muench1
It's entirely possible to replicate barley beer...

It's entirely possible to replicate barley beer using GF ingredients. I have a recipe that, when consumed FRESH, tastes just like a brown ale made with barley- if you wait a few weeks it gets...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By muench1
http://www.brouwland.com/setframes/?l=&to=http%3A/...

http://www.brouwland.com/setframes/?l=&to=http%3A//www.brouwland.com/shop/product.asp%3Fcfid%3D4%26id%3D4295%26cat%3D1026%26dt%3D24&shwlnk=0

Looks like it's just a branded liquid alpha amylase?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-27-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By muench1
Adjuncts don't convert grains, grains convert...

Adjuncts don't convert grains, grains convert adjuncts. In typical terminology, grain means malt and adjucts mean unmalted other "stuff". It sounds like you just have the definitions backwards;...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-24-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By muench1
As far as gluten equipment goes, brewing and...

As far as gluten equipment goes, brewing and cooking are really the same. Is it OK for them to use a well-cleaned stockpot or plastic storage container that had gluten in it? Those would be pretty...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By muench1
I get great foamy head from Fawcett oat malt. ...

I get great foamy head from Fawcett oat malt. Nobody knows exactly how much gluten it might be contaminated with, but many are fine with it. You can search for some discussions around here about...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-24-2013, 07:28 AM
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Posted By muench1
My understanding is that there is no appreciable...

My understanding is that there is no appreciable difference. Should (in my mind) be analogous to liquid versus dry malt extracts. Briess makes different syrups with different fermentability levels...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-24-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By muench1
If you're just looking for toasted buckwheat,...

If you're just looking for toasted buckwheat, it's called Kasha and most natural food stores sell it. A lot of people use plain-old brown rice syrup from the natural food store and it sounds like it...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-24-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By muench1
All grains have the necessary [everything] to...

All grains have the necessary [everything] to break down their starches; those starches are food the plant stored for its own use and it's evolved the ability to eat its food. Enzymes are tough...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By muench1
I think beers like that can be pretty good, you...

I think beers like that can be pretty good, you just need some way to add substantial body. If you don't mind haze (and that beer looks dark enough to not really notice anyways), unmalted grains can...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By muench1
igliashon, I get mixed results with honey. In my...

igliashon, I get mixed results with honey. In my experience, the overwhelming majority of the honey flavor and aroma disappear in primary. It makes my fermentation chamber smell fantastic, but most...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-01-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By muench1
Awesome to hear that people are into this. ...

Awesome to hear that people are into this. Slaving away on the equipment setup still, but I can almost make out some light at the end of the tunnel. Almost!
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