Since I've malted about 2 lbs of sorghum, I thought I'd give this a try in the next few weeks if I have some time.

Now, I've read that it is best to grind the malted grains into a flour to get better utilization and that using rice hulls is a must because most gluten free grains do not have a husk, so I'll most likely do that.

And because the gelatinization temperature of sorghum is between 154-172 F I will need to use a decoction mash with modified temperatures to convert the starches into sugar.

Here's one dated post that mentioned this

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/schm...-method-96925/, I replied here but didn't get anything so I figured I'd post here and see if anyone has some input

I've slightly changed what I have from that post and have another method as well.

Here is the first:

1. Heat 2 gallons of water to 110-F and mix in crushed malt

2. Rest at 104-F for 30 minutes

3. Add .75 gallons of boiling water to reach 131-F, hold for 30 minutes

4. Remove .75 gallons of clear liquid (full of enzymes) from mash and let cool to 80-F

5. Add .5 gallons of boiling water to reach 158-F, hold for 20 minutes

6. Boil for 30 minutes (to gelatinize) then cool to 158-F

7. Once cool, return clear liquid from #4 for target temp of 149-F, hold for 1 hour

8. Add 12 oz. of rice hulls to lauter tun and add mash, mix with rice hulls

9. Sparge with 3.25 gallons of water at 170-F

10. Recycle runnings until wort is clear

11. Collect about 4.75 gallons of wort

12. Boil like normal, top up to 5 gallons

And the second:

1. Heat 3 gallons of water to 110-F and mix in crushed malt

2. Rest at 104-F for 10 minutes

3. Remove 1/3 of the mash and boil for 20 minutes

4. Add back to main mash and rest at 140 for 30 minutes

5. Remove 1/3 of the mash and boil for 20 minutes

6. Add back to main mash and rest at 160 for 30 minutes

7. Remove 1/3 of th emash and boil for 20 minutes

8. Add back to main mash and rest at 168 for 60 minutes

9. Sparge with 3.5 gallons of water at 170-F

11. Same as above

12. Same as above

Any one got any ideas?