One of the local guys suggested the exceptionally long steep/soak time of 4hrs to get max flavor and body from the grains because you get no conversion from trying to do a mash from any of the gluten free grains because of the lack of enzymes. I'm just trying to get the body to a level that it has the mouth feel of a good beer instead of water. Also the oats and buckwheat add some flavor characteristics of grains to the beer as close as possible to grain flavors from a mash. The candy syrup adds the color and some fermentables along with the others. To lessen the often noticeable metallic flavor from sorghum syrup I found through much reading that if it is a lesser percentage of the fermentables and it is boiled as little as possible it will help with that off flavor. My daughter likes bitter beers so I get to be heavy handed with the hops that's why I'm looking at more for the next batch, but from her description I determined that something more on the aroma end, late addition is probably going to be best.
Anyone try the white labs gluten ninja? Supposedly allows you to brew any barley beer recipe and with the ninja addition it will bring gluten levels down to under 10 ppm. I have a friend that is gluten intolerant that though he could drink 1 or 2 of these low gluten beers without any trouble so I might make him a batch if "real" beer.