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Old 09-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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Jul 2012
Keyport, NJ
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We are looking into sourcing some whole grain malted sorghum for gluten free brewing. Our research shows it's an item that should be in high demand. But I would like to get some opinions here and see how many members would be interested in such a product.

If it's something you would like to buy, just leave a comment and let us know.

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Old 09-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #2
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No thanks. I had the misfortune to try the 23rd or so attempt of Deschutes' gluten free ale. Holy crap that stuff has a horrible aftertaste. If I ever have to give up gluten, I'm going to try a quinoa beer. If that doesn't work...I don't know...

It's a shame too, my uncle grows a lot of sorghum.

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Old 09-14-2012, 03:43 AM   #3
Mar 2012
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Why would that be a high demand item considering how relatively low the incidence of celiac is? Less than 1% of the population of which a very small portion would be brewers - not to be a dick or anything about it, genuinely curious about the research. Is it based on a legitimate demand for people suffering from gastric malabsorption, or is it some kind of trendy "gluten free" thing from people who don't really understand the condition or what gluten is?

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Old 09-14-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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Gluten-free is the latest fad diet. My mother-in-law was on that kick for a while.

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