Gluten Free Beer Recipe Kits
Gluten Free Beer Kits in Canada
Gluten-free beer kits are for those that must or want to eliminate gluten from their diets. If you are one of them, you are not alone; almost 2.5 million Canadians are looking for gluten-free products. Having to eliminate gluten from your diet does not mean that you must stop enjoying your brewing hobby (and drinking) homemade beer; it just means finding an alternative.
Gluten is a protein composite found in some brewing grains. First - why do we use grains in making beer? We use grains in beer for sweetness, flavour and, to some extent, colour too. For years barley has been the go-to grain for malting, with some brewers also using wheat and rye. Now that so many are taking on the craft of homebrewing and are trying new and different methods, we are seeing different grains entering the malting field.
Many gluten-free beer kits use sorghum. What is sorghum? It is a tall cereal grain with a wheat flavour and texture. BriesSweet™ is a white sorghum syrup (used in many gluten-free beer kits)that is 100% concentrated wort, made from the unmalted grain - not the cane.