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damoninja

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Hello

I'm looking being a gluten free beer for Christmas presents for some of my friends who have celiac disease.

I'm brewing all grain but don't know how I would go with all grain gluten free as I don't have a mill and anyone who mills probably won't have a gluten free mill?

A kit is an option if someone can suggest a kit based recipe that's gluten free.

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damoninja

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swiggingpig said:
My wife is gluten intolerant and I've had success with this

White Labs Clarity Ferm http://www.whitelabs.com/other-products/wln4000-clarity-ferm

To be on the safe side I never use any wheat malt in the grain bill, try to keep the ABV around the 4% mark and she's never had any adverse reactions.

Here is an interesting thread on one of the other forums http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/clarity-ferm-gluten-testing-gluten-sensitivity-354908/
That enzyme stuff won't cut it unfortunately, celiac means you can't even have a single trace of gluten. It's so sensitive that you can't even use a toaster that's had regular bread on it, deep fry chips in the same oil that's had batter in it etc.

I'll look into these gf kits though!
 

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I brewed a gluten free beer yesterday as a trial for my malted sorghum.
It is not particularly efficient at around half the extract potential of barley. But it can be done and I'll continue the development of malted sorghum.
In the meantime, try the sorghum extract from briess. A few guys have reasonable success with it.
 

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damoninja,
I did the same thing a month ago for a mate. I'm yet to try it, as I want to give it the longest time in the bottle to smooth out. The recipe I used was 1.5kg Bries sorghum malt (same as the link you posted), 0.5kg honey. I boiled some of the malt with water for a full hour so I could do hop additions- I used all cluster, as my mate used to be a XXXX man, but use whatever you or you mate likes. I filled up to 15L, giving me about 5% in the bottle.

Here's a couple of websites to help you out:
http://grantsglutenfreehomebrew.webs.com/alesipasetc.htm
http://www.glutenfreehomebrewing.org/showrecipe.php?recipeid=32

Cheers,
RB.
 

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Checkout the latest BYO magazine issue, it has a big write up about gluten free beers and how to get them with body and flavour.

If I remember correctly sorghum was used as a base!
 

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Not For Horses said:
I brewed a gluten free beer yesterday as a trial for my malted sorghum.
It is not particularly efficient at around half the extract potential of barley. But it can be done and I'll continue the development of malted sorghum.
In the meantime, try the sorghum extract from briess. A few guys have reasonable success with it.
Heya Mr Horses,
Where did you find your sorghum grain?
My boss is GF, and trying to get some for roasting.
 

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The raw sorghum was just from a health food shop. Pretty expensive though and kinda hard to malt.
I'm pretty sure there are some big sorghum growers in Tas so I'm looking into getting a cheaper supply.
 

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I made a gluten free beer. I used Briess Sorghum syrup I got from Grain and Grape. I went a bit overboard. I used 2 x sorghum syrup, plus 1kg of honey and some malted buckwheat (I malted myself) - only about 200g - and did a mini-mash in a 2L cooler container.

I think the honey was way more fermentable than BeerSmith suggested and I ended up with a final ABV of about 7.1% I think.

I used galaxy hops. The end result is almost passion pop. It's been in the bottle for almost a year and hasn't improved at all. Will be tipping it soon.

If I did it again I would reduce a heap of the fermentables and use different hops. Maybe the honey wasn't a good choice either (I used rainforest honey, going against all the things I'd read about using eucalypt honey).
 

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Arkara Pale Ale Gluten Free Version:

Boil Size: 23L Batch

2 x 1.5kg Briess CBW Sorghum Syrup
Topaz Hops 8g 60 Min Boil (add as a first wort addition, while heating) (Locks the fruity flavour in)
Cascade 15g 10 Min Boil
Nelson Sauvin 20g 10 Min Boil
Yeast Nutrient: DAP 15g boil for 5 minutes
Casacde 15g 0 Minute
Nelson Sauvin 25g 0 Minute

DRY HOP SCHEDULE ON DAY 7 For 5 DAYS:
Dry Hop 10g Cascade
Dry Hop 20g Nelson Sauvin

Use 2.8L of the Sorghum Syrup for the boil and reserve 200g for Bulk Prime.

200g Bulk Prime of syrup equates to a moderate to high carbonation.

Closest thing to Fat Yak Flavour in Gluten free - Tastes like liquid Viagra to Yak lovers.

Got a dozen or so other tasty recipes here if this doesn't sound inviting. Yell if you need them.

Martin
 

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Hgnh, recons all the health food shops don't have it.

Ah well. Might convinse him to do a honey ale- great idea!
 

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Sorghum is piss easy to grow. It looks a bit like corn but the seeds grow at the top instead of in cobs like corn. Easly available at stockfeed places
 

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