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Old 02-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
Jan 2011
Philly, PA
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So I'm diving back into gluten free brewing after picking up a kegerator (my girlfriend in addition to her gluten allergy was diagnosed with a minor yeast allergy). I can cold crash now and get most of the yeast out.

Anyways, I've been by a whole foods investigating gluten free grains and sugars and have seen sorghum syrup. I recall it not being the same as sorghum liquid extract (not having the same barley like proteins). Can anyone tell me the difference between the two and any experience using the Whole Foods syrup?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
Feb 2012
Oakland, CA
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The stuff at whole foods is basically molasses; the sorghum plant produces canes with sweet juice, just like sugar cane, and people have been processing that stuff to make sorghum syrup for centuries. It will have zero grain flavor. I've had a beer made with it before, and it was a tasty beverage but not very beer-like at all. I could see using it in a brown ale or something, though, as an adjunct sugar....

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