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Gluten Free Ale

Can I mash oats, millet and buckwheat to make a gluten-free ale using Briess Sorghum syrup. Do they contain the enzymes needed to convert starches or do I need to add something to the mash? In other words, what has the necessary enzymes, yet is gluten-free?

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You have to research the oats - I guess only certain preparations are gluten free.

Maybe an addition of some enzymes?

http://www.brewerssupplygroup.com/Enzymes.html http://www.midwestsupplies.com/amylase-enzyme.html http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/amylas ... ing-87786/

I would add Clarity Ferm to a regular beer and skip the gluten-free adjuncts entirely - have yet to taste a sorghum-based beer that’s worth the liver cells.

http://morebeer.com/products/clarity-fe ... 5pack.html

Shade, can you link to any studies that show it is actually reducing gluten levels?

I took a tour of white labs and they said that it reduces gluten lower then the level required to be called gluten free but were not allowed to say that it makes a gluten free beer because the beers were made using gluten or something like that. Sorry I was kind of drunk. Its a cool spot to check out if your ever in mira mar area of SD, they brew and have the same worts but fermented with 3 to 5 different yeast so you can taste what each one does.

[quote=“Nighthawk”]Shade, can you link to any studies that show it is actually reducing gluten levels?[/quote]IIRC, it was in Zymurgy or some other publication and they tested the beer to be below the level that celiacs require, but I don’t have a handy reference.

I’d think more hops and/or different yeast combinations might improve them. Since I don’t have problems with gluten, I can’t say I’m motivated to try anything out.

[quote=“s2y”][quote=“Shadetree”]I would add Clarity Ferm to a regular beer and skip the gluten-free adjuncts entirely - have yet to taste a sorghum-based beer that’s worth the liver cells.[/quote]I’d think more hops and/or different yeast combinations might improve them. Since I don’t have problems with gluten, I can’t say I’m motivated to try anything out.[/quote]That’s the (supposed) beauty of Clarity Ferm - you brew a regular recipe and add it to the chilled wort and not only will your beer be clearer but also be gluten-free.

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