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Old 03-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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I've been really curious lately. With only 0.5% - 1% of people out there having Celiac disease, what is everyone else's non-medical reason for not using grains such as barley, wheat, etc?


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Old 03-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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One of my friends brews gluten free beer for his fiancee that has gluten sensitive migraines.



 
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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1. My girlfriend has celiac.
2. I like the challenge.

 
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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My Fiancee has Celiac and and by brewing beer for her it keeps her happy about the hobby and the money I put in to it.

 
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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I think that most people are brewing for someone who either has celiacs or some other medical reason to avoid gluten.

It's like 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon. There's only 1 Kevin Bacon, and you can connect him to basically any actor. Now realize that there are millions of people in the US with celiacs...
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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Gluten intolerance also boosts up the numbers.

Besides, theres only like 20 or so of us who are constantly on here, compare that to any other forum on this website.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:22 AM   #7
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I'm a Silly Yak (Celiac)

It's a crap load cheaper to make it myself and so far it tastes great.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:32 AM   #8
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More people are gluten intolerant than we think, it's just that most people get along fine while gluten gives them a 'leaky gut'. I have tried to cut out a lot of gluten intake.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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im a celiac. i like the challenge. its cheaper, and red bridge tastes like S**T.

former stats (like from the 1950's-80's) on celiac's put the population as 1 in 3000 and stated it as a rare childhood disorder. current stats (as of last 10 years) place it at 1 in 133 people have it, but this is can still be an underestimate with many people being misdiagnosed (IBS, ect) or undiagnosed, and doctors not looking for it. heck a lot of people out there are asymptomatic, as in they are reacting to gluten on a cellular level, but they are not experienceing any side effects, to bad the damage is still being done. the theory for me is that i was asymptomatic for so long and my continued excessive exposure (a loaf of french bread DID NOT keep the DR. away) made me symptomatic.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:24 PM   #10
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I am brewing gf beer for me. I have food alergy on barley,oak,wheat,.......etc.....etc.... and here in Slovakia we dont have drinkable gf beer.
now I am using corn malt/syrup, because it is not possible to buy sorghum syrup.



 
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