Updated: Gluten Free and Gluten Reduced Homebrewing Resources

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A notable percentage of people have some motivation to reduce or completely eliminate gluten intake.  Reasons vary from dietary choice to gluten sensitivity to serious auto-immune diseases like Celiac Disease.  Gluten sensitive people may still want to enjoy a fermented beverage and possibly a homebrewed one.  This post aims to pull together some of the gluten free and gluten reduced homebrewing resources that are available.

If you’re gluten sensitive, but not a homebrewer, consider starting.  Your local choices may be limited or non-existent.  Homebrewing gives you the ability and freedom to make what you want.

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(6) Packs of Safale US-05 – $17.79… $2.97 Each Shipped


(6) 11.5 gram packs of Safale US-05.  Safale US-05 is the Chico Ale Strain similar to Wyeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $17.79.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.


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Ends Today: 15% Off Motorized Mill Kits at William’s Brewing

For a short time, William’s Brewing is discounting motorized those mill kits.  No coupon or promo code is needed.  You’ll see discounted pricing on each product page if this is still going on.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute availability and pricing.

From William’s: “If you are handy with basic woodworking and wiring, it is an easy project to motorize your MaltMuncher Roller Mill. Our Motor Kits fit a wide variety of mills

MaltMuncher Mills and Motors at William’s Brewing

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Ends Soon: ChefAlarm Thermometer/Timer Combo Sale at ThermoWorks + Hands On Review


The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.

As of this posting, ThermoWorks has marked down the ChefAlarm to $49.  That’s a 16% savings.  Pro Series probes are also marked down 20%.  I recommend considering the Pro Series needle probe for homebrew applications.  Check ThermoWorks for up to the minute price and availability.

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Ends Today: 55 lbs Belgian Pilsner Malt – $34.99 + Shipping


Belgian Pilsner Malt from William’s Brewing: “This is a special purchase of Belgian two row pils malt from Castle Malting of Belgium. Great for all Belgian and German pils styles.  Will mash up to 30% adjuncts. Lovibond: 2. This malt will work with either an infusion (one temperature) or decoction (multiple temperature) mash. Available in whole form only.”

For a limited time, William’s Brewing is discounting these 55 lb sacks to just $34.99.  Note that this is an actual cost shipping item.  Shipping may be expensive depending on where you live. No coupon code is required.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability.


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Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container via Amazon

5 Gallon Used Pin Lock Kegs – $35 at Adventures in Homebrewing

Used Pin Lock Style Kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing.  These are Pin Lock Kegspressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.  22-24″ Tall, 9″ Wide.  Heavy Duty Stainless Kegs.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  A set of new o-rings are also included.

AIH has marked these on sale for… $35.  This is a great deal and a contender for one of the best values in homebrew kegs.  Check AIH for up to the minute price and availability.

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg Pin Lock Used (Coke)

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC – $19.69, Best Price

Dual Scale Refractometer.  Reads 1.000 – 1.120 specific gravity and 0-32% Brix.  Features ATC – Automatic Temperature Compensation.  Includes refractometer, pipette, mini calibration screwdriver and protective case.

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

7/20/17 3 PM Central: This highly rated refractometer has dropped to $19.69. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Dual Scale Brix & Beer Sugar Wine SG Wort1.000-1.120 Brix0-32% Refractometer

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