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Old 12-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Is it like DDT or GM fruits and animals?

If so I'm in.



 
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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It is found in wheat and is naturally occurring. Like pectin. Nothing unnatural about it. Some people are allergic to it in the same way some are allergic to nuts.



 
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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Not sure what Gluton is. Glutton has to do with the intake of mass quantities of food.

Gluten, as we currently know it, stems from a natural protein (prolamins so far as we know) and found in wheat, barley and rye, the core ingredients in traditional beer. Google gluten allergies and learn more about it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:44 AM   #4
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It is what makes your bread and pasta products stretchy and chewy.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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Oh mighty and all knowing Wikipedia, please come to our aid!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten


Serious note, my wife has Celiac's disease which is a autoimmune disorder and flare ups are triggered by the smallest amounts of gluten protein. The flare ups are no joke.. Which is why I brew gluten free beers, so we can enjoy the normal life.



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