The matriarch of this family (whom I have decided to name "Gretchen" on this blog and on the SheppyBrew website to protect the innocent) has a gluten sensitivity. This gluten intolerance sort of sucks (really really really sucks) as she likes to drink beer from time to time. After I rudely gave "Gretchen" and her husband beer as a thank-you after they had taken care of our boys over the 2011 GABF weekend, I decided to design and brew a gluten-free beer. I called it "Free the Glutens! APA". You can read about it on this blog on the posts "Free the Glutens!" and "Tasting Free the Glutens".
Apparently "Gretchen" likes the Gluten-free beer. As I still had half the base ingredient (brown rice extract syrup) left, and "Gretchen's" birthday is coming up, I decided to make another batch this weekend.
Free the Glutens! APA) contains a little less of the syrup. I added a bit of honey, but not quite enough to get the OG and ABV up to the same level as batch 1.
|I had some of my Stone Soup IDA while brewing.|
The OG on this batch turned out much closer to the designed value. My potential that I am using in my software has to be high, because the original batch was real high, and this one is still a few points high.
So, the Free the Glutens! APA is in the fermentor. "Gretchen's" birthday is mid-March, so I am cutting this a little close. Since we have her boys that weekend, I may use them to help me bottle up the beer and let her carb them to drink when they are actually ready. We will see.