Thursday, August 9, 2012
I decided to add a bit more ground cinnamon and to give it some more time to sit. Hopefully, it will clear up some because it is still more cloudy than I want.
I'm planning to make some gruit here soon. Gruit is, basically, a very old style beer/ale that uses herbs other than hops to get the aroma, flavor, and bitterness that the different kinds of hops normally add. I've done a bit of research about the herbs that were commonly used in the past, and I have some growing right now. I need to pick some other ones up, but it sounds like it will be tasty.
I'm also planning to make a gluten free brew. Not sure about the ingredients quite yet, but that is partially what this previous experiment was all about....using corn. I will need to make a recipe that eliminates the malted wheat completely. Corn and rice are two of my reasonable options. I know that corn is often used in mash and rice has been used for thousands of years to make alcohol...so it is possible
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