No barley, no wheat, no rye? No problem! Gluten-Free Brewing, the latest release from Brewers Publications, explores the world of gluten-free grains and walks readers through how to make delicious gluten-free beers with a variety of ingredients. Author Robert Keifer addresses the wildly flavorful gluten-free ingredients available today, where to source such ingredients, the malting process, fermentation challenges, and more.
While gluten-free foods and lifestyles have become mainstream in recent years, with an estimated 46% of consumers abstaining from gluten, gluten-free brewing is far from a modern phenomenon. Beer styles such as chicha (Indian corn beer) and the polyonymous African sorghum beer date back to more than 10,000 years ago and are still consumed by their respective native communities. Keifer writes that those ancient grains will usher today’s contemporary craft beer community and industry into the next chapter of brewing.
“I think most people would be surprised to learn that there are more grains that don’t contain gluten than grains that do,” said Keifer. “It’s that wide variety of gluten-free ingredients that are being researched today more than ever, and can be used to brew full-flavor, delicious gluten-free beers. In Gluten-Free Brewing, I’m excited to show readers how fun and rewarding gluten-free brewing is, and to expand readers’ repertoire, palates and understanding of gluten-free ingredients.”
Gluten-Free Brewing is essential reading for anyone looking to eliminate gluten from their diet, experienced commercial and homebrewers seeking to expand their skillsets beyond barley-based beers, breweries hoping to diversify their offerings, and hobbyists who might want to brew gluten-free beers for themselves or someone they know. The book includes more than 30 tested recipes for gluten-free beers.
Keifer discovered his gluten-intolerance at the same time he was exploring craft beer. That experience set him on his journey of learning to brew full-flavor gluten-free beer, designing gluten-free recipes, starting a gluten-free homebrew club, and opening a gluten-free brewery. Gluten-Free Brewing is the first book he has written.
Gluten-Free Brewing is on sale on September 26, 2022, at BrewersPublication.com and available for preorder at book retailers. From September 13-23, Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members receive an exclusive 25% off the retail price of $19.95 and all BrewersPublications.com orders receive free standard U.S. shipping with the purchase of Gluten-Free Brewing.
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Author: Robert Keifer
Size: 7 x 9.875 inches, 208 pp
Cover Price: $19.95
Publication Date: September 26, 2022