Why Gluten Free?
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 medical conditions including auto-immune diseases like Celiac Disease. This may describe you or a friend or family member.
Although commercial gluten free and reduced options are increasing in number, they are still few and far between. That’s even more true when it comes to gluten free homebrewing supplies. Only a few homebrew shops carry supplies and those supplies are generally slim.
Enter Gluten Free Home Brewing. GFHB is a shop dedicated to offering gluten free supplies and brewing resources. Cross contamination is an issue for those with more serious allergy-like conditions. GFHB is dedicated gluten free so there is no risk of CC with gluten containing ingredients.
Ingredient offerings include – malted gluten free grains… malted millet (pale, CaraMillet, crystal millet, medium, chocolate, dark roasted), buckwheat malt from Grouse Malting Company and Eckert Malting’s malted rice – crystal, amber, James’ brown, dark, gas hog, biscuit – and more. Along with ready made recipe kits (both extract and all grain) hops, yeast and more.
Gluten Free Home Brewing also offers how-tos, tutorials on GF Brewing along with a recipe sharing platform.
Eckert Malting Naked Rice Malt
From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:
Naturally gluten free product malted in a dedicated gluten free facility. Produces gluten free beer. Use Amylase Enzymes to convert starches into sugars which can then be fermented by brewing yeast.
Premium quality non-GMO California rice germinated then dried with minimal roasting. Replaces pale barley malt for gluten free beer. Enzyme activity is lower than barley. Suggest use of bacterial alpha enzyme for more efficient mash.
This “naked” rice malt is dehulled leaving just the rice grain behind. May be used with other hulled rice malt or the appropriate amount of rice hulls to ensure circulation and filtration. The use of “naked” rice malt reduces the amount of rice hulls in the grain bill and may increase the potential gravity.
Potential Gravity: 1.020-1.022 or 20-22 gravity points per gallon.
Diastatic Power: Maximum Range 20-35 Litner; Average Range 20-25 Litner.
Grain/Hull Ratio: 100% Grain; recommend using with 15% Rice Hulls
Suggested usage up to 100%
Naked rice malt, in both 2 and 5 lb sizes are already on sale. Coupon code homebrewfinds saves you another 10%. Check GF Homebrewing for current availability.