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Any homebrewers out there?mickey-mac
Jan 15, 2002 8:42 PM
My wife was recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance. As a result, she has been forced to give up beer, which contains gluten from barley. I'm attempting to brew her gluten-free beer and have a batch sitting in the fermenter right now. I used buckwheat and quinoa in place of barley. Most of the remaining ingredients are the same as regular beer: water, hops, yeast. Based on recommendations, I've found over the internet, I've also used rice syrup solids, a bit of corn sugar, malto-dextrin, and Irish moss.

With all of this by way of background, I steeped the buckwheat and quinoa but have a feeling that the batch is going to be too light. Therefore, I'm thinking about mashing the buckwheat and quinoa for the next batch. Has anyone done all-grain brewing? If so, what type of equipment do you use for mashing and lautering? I don't want to invest a fortune for a mashtun and lautering system, but I do want something that's going to work well without making a huge mess. Can I get one 5-gallon cooler and use a grain bag for the mash and then add a false bottom to the cooler for lautering? I know it's a long-shot, but at least one person on this board seems to be an expert on just about everything. Thanks
contact the homebrew associationColnagoFE
Jan 16, 2002 9:04 AM
They are a nonprofit whose mission is to spread the word of homebrew--located in boulder, co. if anyone knows they would.