Allergic to beer! - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Allergic to beer!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
Benny Blanco
 
Benny Blanco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Rochester, NY
Posts: 327


Well, not me (thank god).

A good friend of mine gave me a call and he sounded like someone died. I was expecting to hear some horrible news when he said that he just found out he's allergic to malt. The guy was devastated. He is a craft beer lover and was looking to get into brewing in the new year until he got the news.

So, he wanted to know what beers have little malt or if there are any alternatives. I wasn't sure about it seeing as how malt pretty much makes it beer.

Any suggestions as to what he can drink? At the very least a good beer low in malt?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
Tommish
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Tulsa, OK
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Ouch!

Wonder how a benedryl + carb cap would work for each bottle.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by zacster
Just remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be really good beer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aust1227
I am glad you think my keg is cute.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
Professor Frink
 
Professor Frink's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,085
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts


Is it siliac's (sp) disease? There are more people brewing sorghum beers out there for that reason.
__________________
Primary: Cherrywood Smoked Porter
60 Minute IPA
Secondary:
On tap:Amber Ale
Milk Stout

Lagering:


http://www.lazydogbrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:45 AM   #4
sirsloop
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
South River, NJ
Posts: 2,587
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts


Apfelwein Ftw!!
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:48 AM   #5
Tommish
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Tulsa, OK
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by sirsloop
Apfelwein Ftw!!
Or mead for that matter... Good call, sirsloop!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by zacster
Just remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be really good beer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aust1227
I am glad you think my keg is cute.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:52 AM   #6
jfliv
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Posts: 39

Does he know what about malt he is allergic to? is it maltose?

Can he eat breakfast cereals?
__________________
Fermenting: Karen's Favorite Ale v 1.1 (scary brew day)
Fermenting: Oatmeal Stout (Beta) sorry for the goofy it versioning
Drinking: NOTHING! UGH!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 04:14 AM   #7
Fingers
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Fingers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,216
Liked 45 Times on 36 Posts


How old was he? Hopefully he lived a full and fruitful life. Was he married? Any kids?

That's so sad. Maybe he can try ciders, or sake, or *sob!*...... Sorry. I'm all verklempt. Please talk amongst yourselves.... The topic: Should he take up interior design to fill the void?
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 04:23 AM   #8
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Omaha, NE
Posts: 3,983
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fingers
How old was he? Hopefully he lived a full and fruitful life. Was he married? Any kids?

That's so sad. Maybe he can try ciders, or sake, or *sob!*...... Sorry. I'm all verklempt. Please talk amongst yourselves.... The topic: Should he take up interior design to fill the void?
Okay Fingers, that was funny! (A little mean you naughty boy, but funny!)
__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 02:40 PM   #9
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


He needs to nail down exactly what he is allergic to, beer is complex. I've heard of people being allergic to maltose, hops & gluten. With most allergies, going to a low-[whatever] isn't going to help. If the problem is maltose, then ciders & meads are his main alternatives.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #10
Skins_Brew
 
Skins_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Silver Spring, MD.
Posts: 1,203
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


What about rice beer? I have heard of it before and even tried it. It was not horrible or anything. Or would rice fall into that maltose catagory?
__________________
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.!

I Support My LHBS!! (Maryland HB)

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allergic to Hops Flyin' Lion Recipes/Ingredients 41 06-21-2009 03:55 AM
Is it possible? Allergic to Apfelwein??? JoMarky Cider Forum 4 09-17-2008 08:16 AM
ever had an allergic reaction. PUD General Beer Discussion 14 03-07-2008 04:35 AM
Allergic to malt Ó Flannagáin General Beer Discussion 13 12-15-2007 03:27 PM
Allergic to beer? eastwood44mag General Chit Chat 11 09-23-2006 01:34 AM


Forum Jump