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Old 19-07-2017, 08:35 AM   #21
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The gone with the wheat kits are made with only sorghum. I sampled their bitter and to me it tasted sour and un- beer like, but it might just be me...

Maybe I'll get brave and try some Clarex in a partial mash to add to a can or two of certified extract.
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Old 19-07-2017, 01:03 PM   #22
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I did one of these kits for a mate last year ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gone-Wheat-...free+beer+kits

... and it looks like I ran into the same problems that you experienced. i.e.:

o It took ages to get going (I had to add another packet of yeast.)

o It took ages to ferment out to the required FG.

o It took ages to carbonate and clear after bottling. (Over ten weeks if my memory is correct.)

o It tasted fine when it finally cleared.

o After six months the beer taste had faded considerably and it tasted "weak".

I wish you well and advise that you drink it quickly!



Hi Dutto,

Yes, to look at you'd think it hasn't done a thing, but the readings are down after ten days so hops are in. Advice on time it keeps noted!
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Ps thanks for the welcome earlier this week.
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Into pressure barrell yesterday. The added hops certainly balanced the sweetness found on last taster. Hoping it will now meld nicely over the coming weeks.
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Into pressure barrell yesterday. The added hops certainly balanced the sweetness found on last taster. Hoping it will now meld nicely over the coming weeks.
Steve

It will be interesting to hear what you think of it. I added 50g of Fuggles pellets to my second batch last night. Hope to bottle next weekend.
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Had a little "health check" taste last night (no sanitizer or manky tastes in the barrel which is good) Pretty promising. I mainly got this on for my girlfriend who has the gluten issues. Having tried a few bottled offerings from the shops (mixed to say the least) this seems up there. May have to rack off a few bottles worth to see how it goes that way too. Will update again in due course.
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It will be interesting to hear what you think of it. I added 50g of Fuggles pellets to my second batch last night. Hope to bottle next weekend.
Hi OP.
I ended up bottling the lot out of the keg. Opened one last night for OH and was pretty impressed. Would have been pleased if it was a normal ale kit so for a GF kit, more so. Will be brewing it again. How did it turn out with the fuggles?

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I tried one last night. I really enjoyed the extra hop and there was definitely more flavour from brewing it short. I am not sure the brown sugar added anything except a slightly darker colour. All round it was good and I'll be starting another batch this weekend.

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Looks good. Much the same slightly darker than expected colour here using a mish mash of sugar including brown. The Citra/cascade mix add a bit of zing for sure, but even without i think it would still be better than Greene Kings GF IPA. (that said, the GF ipa is nicer than their regular ipa!?) Now I just have to leave it alone for my OH to drink... Have done a Simply Yorkshire bitter with bramling cross shorted to 20L for myself, and its pretty good 4 weeks after setting it going. Well done Simply!

On the general subject of GF beer- The Hepworth brewery here in Sussex do a few bottled ales and a couple of lagers which as a result of their filtering process are "naturally" GF. A colleague at work is a very sensitive celiac, and survives almost solely (beer wise) on their blonde lager.
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Bottled batch number 3 at the weekend. The first batch has matured really nice now and is very smooth; shame there are only four bottles left. I've got another one to make so hopefully I'll be able to build up a bit of a stock.
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