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  1. glutarded-chris

    Latest Favorite and Next Brew Plan

    Hello All, Part of this post is just sharing my latest batch that I think hits the mark for my personal target "regular brew", part of this is to get some feedback on minor ingredient and process tweaks and part is just to put a post on this section of the forum! Not much activity lately...
  2. glutarded-chris

    Return to GF Lager

    The first batch I did was a GF kit lager (sorghum base). I quickly shifted toward ales because I didn't have a convenient way to keep the carboy cool for the lagering phase. I don't remember there being a huge difference between the lager and the subsequent sorghum based ale batches, but those...
  3. glutarded-chris

    Lager fermentation process question

    Hello All! I have been brewing ales for years, mostly pale ales, and have decided that I need to get into lager territory. I did some research on the forum and consulted my handy How To Brew book by Palmer, but still have a couple of fundamental process questions that I am hoping to get...
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    Yeast ideas for favorite Pacific North West pale ale!

    For those of you that have access to Deschutes GF pale ale in Portland or Ghostfish Vanishing point pale ale in Seattle, I am interested in any ideas of what yeast strains they may be using. I think I have my pale ale fairly dialed in but am looking for that next step. Not trying to clone...
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    Open questions

    With GF all grain, we all struggle with low finishing gravity, mouthfeel etc. and try ingredients and process steps to help. Some things still don’t make sense to me and I wanted to get your thoughts. Some styles call for a mash-out step at a specific point in the mash and I think some GF...
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    Help! Do I have to pour this batch out!

    I brewed last weekend. Since I work in another city, I did not check on the fermenter until Friday night. The lid had opened up during fermentation exposing it to the air in my fermentation chamber (a freezer with a controller). I does not look bad but it may have been that way for several...
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    Stuck and claudy GF AG Pale Ale

    My latest batch was a pretty typical batch for me. All grain, gluten free pale ale. This one just wont clear up. I forgot to put in the whirlfloc tab at the end of the boil, but I have done that many times and those batches cleared up just fine. OG was about 1.058 and pitched a packet of...
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    Low oxygen brewing GF grain experience?

    I noticed the following thread: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=580532 They have a link in the beginning that eventually ends up with a PDF article on low oxygen brewing for Bavarian Helles styles. Perhaps an over the top position regarding effects of oxygen exposure, but does...
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    Yeast for GF Pale Ale

    Recently, I did some mash experiments with the same grain bill, and for fun I pitched four different yeasts (all grain pale ale): - Safale US-05 - Nottingham - Windsor - Cooper's I have been using US-05 almost exclusively for years. I have used Nottingham and Windsor before, but not since I...
  10. glutarded-chris

    GF mashing experiment

    I did a mash experiment at the end of June inspired by various discussions on the forum. Sort of hijacked the thread so I am starting a new one. The previous post was post #14 of the following: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=583572 That test indicated to me that it was...
  11. glutarded-chris

    Gluten Free AG Questions

    What advice would you give for target OG and fermentation temps for a Pale Ale with Safale US-05 and millet base malt? I have now made 3 AG gluten free batches and would benefit from input from those that have already been in this territory for a while. My experience with partial mashes...
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    First gluten free all grain attempt

    I finally took the plunge and joined the gluten free all grain club with a batch I put in the fermenter yesterday. I have been experimenting with changes in my process to give a thinner wart at the end of the mash and it worked pretty well. I used a total grain bill of 14 lb. I did a mini one...
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    Buckwheat - head retention w/ crystal vs. pale malt

    I have been using pale buckwheat malt in my partial mash batches for head retention. Does anyone know if buckwheat crystal would be less effective for some reason than the pale malt? Not really sure what about the buckwheat does the job and if roasted versions would be different for some...
  14. glutarded-chris

    Keep It Simple Ale Test (extract)

    EDIT: This turns out to be a lesson in what NOT to do (post #6). original post: ____________________________________________________ I realize that this is more of a process post than GF, but I think us GF brewers may be more driven to something like this. Sometimes you just want to put some...
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    GF Oatmeal Stout (partial mash recipe)

    This is my partial mash version of a GF oatmeal stout that was adapted from Igliashon’s “No Nonsense Stout” originally posted here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/no-...-stout-323755/ Rather than roast the oatmeal, this recipe gets the roasted flavors from roasted grain in the partial...
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    GF Oatmeal Stout (partial mash)

    GF Oatmeal Stout (partial mash) Ok, summer is almost over, so longer brew days in Florida are survivable. Going to wait for a nice “chamber of commerce” mid 70’s day in October or November and begin my partial mash regiment. To date I have never brewed anything darker than...
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    Grouse grain order for central Florida (Orlando)

    I am about to place an order with Grouse for some malted GF grain and wanted to test the waters to see if there are others in the central Florida area that would like to share an order to save on shipping cost. I am in New Smyrna Beach and work in Orlando so GF brewers within reasonable...
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    Test of yeast flavor

    Two weeks ago I ran a test batch to test different yeasts. I have seen many posts with descriptions of what the yeast brings to the table and I decided to see if I could even tell the difference. I ran a 3.5 gallon batch, split it into 3 small fermenting buckets after cooling and pitched three...
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    Sorghum / Maillard vs. Briessweet

    Up until recently the only sorghum extract syrup for brewing that I could find was Briessweet. I tried the Bard's syrup and liked it but could only get that with their kit so I abandoned it as an option. Now I see a lot of places offering Maillard's. Has anyone tried both Briessweet and...
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    Poor efficiency with millet and buckwheat

    I would really appreciate any help from those of you that have some experience with partial mash or all grain with millet and buckwheat. If there is something obvious that I am doing wrong or that I am not doing properly, I would really like to know it. My efficiency seems to be really...
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