Prolamines and Celiac Disease

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  Before learning more about prolamines, it's important to understand that the term "gluten" has been applied to a range of plant proteins, nut just proteins found in wheat. The widespread use of "gluten-free" to describe food that's safe for those with celiac disease is actually not accurate, but this usage of the term has stuck and will likely continue to be used. Gluten is … Continue reading

Buckriceghum Gluten Free Ale Final

Gluten Free Beer Made From Buckwheat, Rice, and Sorghum Malt Extract

  After many weeks of anticipation, I finally popped the top on the latest of my gluten free beer creations; my Buckriceghum Gluten Free Ale. I added a little video of my first impressions, which can be viewed on YouTube or below. It bottle conditioned for about 3 weeks before I gave in to my impatient urges, but 3 weeks is enough time for most … Continue reading

Gluten Free Beer Brewing Video Update 2

Gluten Free Ale

  This is an update to the Buckriceghum Gluten Free Beer Brewing series. The Buckriceghum ale is a gluten free ale that uses homemade buckwheat malt, standard white rise, and sorghum malt extract as the primary ingredients. This beer was just bottled and an update video is below. There are a few things that need to be mentioned at this point. For one, the beer … Continue reading

BeerSmith 2 Beer Brewing Software

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  Take the guesswork out of home brewing with BeerSmith 2!  BeerSmith 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up to include tabbed browsing, graphical recipe design and a host of new features.  BeerSmith helps you design great beers, match popular beer styles from around the world, manage your recipes, generate step-by-step brewing instructions and perform dozens of brewing calculations with ease.  BeerSmith sets … Continue reading

Gluten Free Beer Brewing Video Update

Joe's Buckriceghum Gluten Free Ale

The Buckriceghum Ale was recently transferred to a secondary fermenter; a 5 gallon glass carboy. When I took the lid off of the primary fermenter and inhaled, I was very happy with the aroma of the beer. The color is similar to a brown ale in the video update below, but after a week or two in the secondary fermenter this gluten free beer will … Continue reading

3 Easy Gluten Free Beer Homebrewing Kits

Gluten Free Ale

  Brewing gluten free beer doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can be just as easy as the usual extract homebrewing method. A few years ago a home brewer wanting to make a gluten free beer would have found few easy extract kits to do so and no all grain beer ingredient kits. This are changing a little, though. All grain gluten free … Continue reading

Gluten Free Beer Brewing Video Series

Gluten Free Beer Brewing

  I just finished a video series; Gluten Free Beer Brewing. I expected the series to be 3 or 4 videos, but I decided to keep each video under 4 minutes in length. This led to 9 short videos. It's a good thing I did keep each video short too because of the hassle of uploading HD video over a standard cable internet connection. While … Continue reading