How do I turn rice into sweet sweet beer?
November 16, 2012 8:32 PM Subscribe
I want to make my own brown rice and sorghum syrups for gluten free home brewing. Why is it so hard to find recipes?
posted by Octoparrot to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I took up home brewing about six months ago and about two months ago decided to start a gluten free diet for health reasons on the advice of my doctor. I made my first gluten free beer using some Briess syrups but now I want to take it to the next level. I'd like to make my own sorghum and rice syrups but Google seems to mock me in my attempts to figure out how to make these syrups. I am bombarded by recipes that use these syrups but almost nothing that states how to make them and where to get the ingredients. Can the hive help?
Specifically, where can one get sorghum in a raw form to make your own syrups? Brown rice is easy enough to find but how does one prepare rice or sorghum into a syrup to use for brewing purposes and make them gluten free. The only recipe I found wanted to use sprouted barley for enzymes which is obviously off the table.