Gluten Free Home Brewing Blog

Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Fermentation

By GFHB  -  July 9th, 2017

The final episode in our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Boil

By GFHB  -  July 9th, 2017

The eighth episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Mash

By GFHB  -  July 8th, 2017

The seventh episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Mill

By GFHB  -  June 27th, 2017

The sixth episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Malt

By GFHB  -  June 26th, 2017

The fifth episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Ingredients

By GFHB  -  June 21st, 2017

The fourth episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!





Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Recipe

By GFHB  -  June 20th, 2017

The third episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - The Equipment

By GFHB  -  June 5th, 2017

The second episode of our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!




Gluten Free Home Brewing Tutorial Series - Introduction

By GFHB  -  May 31st, 2017

The first in our series of gluten home beer brewing tutorials is now available on the GFHB YouTube page!





Additional Beer Profile features on Recipes!

By GFHB  -  May 20th, 2017

If you haven't been to our Recipes page you may want to check it out here:

If you have browsed through our Recipes page and were a little disappointed with the lack of information in the Beer Profile, we apologize. Apparently the public / customer view was not displaying the ABV, SRM and IBU. That is some important information that was not able to be viewed. But we FIXED THE GLITCH and any recipe that was submitted with the

How To Calculate The Perfect Strike Water For Your Next Mash

By GFHB  -  May 11th, 2017

So you have tried your hand at an all-grain batch of beer and the math was close but not what you expected. It might be your Strike Water. There are several variables to take into calculation when trying to achieve the target mash temperature, and each as important as the other. The difference between getting to 163.4F and being off a few degrees may affect the efficiency of your mash…and less fermentable sugars for your eager yeast to devour.

Grain Temperature: So, you set your thermostat to


GF Savory Malted Pie Crust & Chicken Porter Pot Pie Recipes

By GFHB  -  April 16th, 2017

GF Savory Malted Pie Crust
Prep time: 20 minutes
Makes 2 - 9” pie crusts or one top and one bottom crust

1 cup brown rice flour
½ cup Malted Sweet Rice Flour
½ cup Amber Malted Rice Flour
½ cup tapioca starch 
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons chilled butter cut into chunks
8-10 Tablespoons GF Amber Ale or GF Pale Ale beer

1. In a large bowl add flours, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, and salt. Mix to blend.
Add chilled butter and cut with pastry blender until mixtu


Gluten-Free Amber Malted Cookies with Peanut Butter

By GFHB  -  April 8th, 2017

The Amber Malted Rice Flour adds a really nice complementary flavor with the peanut butter. Easily modified to be vegan.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Makes about 36 cookies


½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar 
½ cup peanut butter 
½ cup butter or vegan butter
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 egg or flax egg
½ cup Malted Sweet Rice Flour
½ cup Amber Malted Rice Flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
6-8 oz chocolate chips (optional)


Mangrove Jack's Dried Yeast by Craft Beer Style

By GFHB  -  April 7th, 2017

Mangrove Jack’s introduced several new dried yeasts to their Craft Series last year that gives the brewer the ability to brew a complete range of beer styles previously only possible with liquid yeast (liquid yeast is not gluten free). We have put together some information to help you choose the right Mangrove Jack’s Dried Yeast for your next homebrew.

M15 Empire Ale – Suitable for Amber Ale to Porter. Full, rich dark fruit flavors with exceptional depth.

M20 Bavarian Wheat  – Great choice for...

New Product: Liberty Bell Ale Yeast

By GFHB  -  April 6th, 2017

We are excited to try our first batch of beer fermented with Mangrove Jack's M36 Liberty Bell Ale Yeast! This new yeast may be a good alternative to the old standby S-04 and US-05.

A top fermenting ale yeast suitable for a wide variety of hoppy and distinctive style beers. This strain produces light, delicate fruity esters and helps to develop malt character.

Suitable for both English and American Pale Ales, Extra Special Bitters, Golden Ales and more.

Dry yeast is a gluten free product.


Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

By GFHB  -  March 18th, 2017

Adapted from Betty Crocker Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread


1 ¼ C Brown rice flour
¾ C Tapioca starch
½ C Amber Malted Rice Flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp Gluten-free baking powder
¾ tsp Salt
½ tsp Xanthan gum
½ C Raisins (optional)
¼ C Sugar
3 Tbsp Butter, softened
1 Egg or 1 flax egg
¾ - 1 C Buttermilk


Heat oven to 450°F. Grease round pan, pie pan or a cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.

  • In medium bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and xa


The Southern Oregon Cyclist

By GFHB  -  March 17th, 2017

GFHB is proud to sponsor the newly formed MeetUp group 'The Southern Oregon Cyclist'

If you live in Southern Oregon, and are a cyclist of any skill level or age, please join us for a ride!


Exclusive New Release - American Amber Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit

By GFHB  -  March 9th, 2017

Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol By Volume: 5.42%
Color SRM 11.38
Bitterness IBU 27.78
Yield: 5 gallons

Introducing the long awaited American Amber Ale developed in collaboration with Eckert Malting & Brewing Co from Chico, California. This is a true to style Amber Ale full bodied beer with medium amber color, tones of malt and biscuit, and light hop aroma and flavor. The malt flavor has a lightly sweet caramel quality. Showcasing American style Chinook and


Malt Rice Recipes

By GFHB  -  February 24th, 2017

Eckert Malting & Brewing Co offers an Amber Rice Malt Cereal (Hot Cereal), Malted Sweet Rice Flour, and Amber Rice Malt Flour. There is a good chance you received a sample of the hot cereal in your recent purchase. In January, we posted 'Cooking and Baking with Rice Malt and Beer' on our blog that included a recipe for Gluten Free Muffins and information on cooking with gluten free beer. Below are a few recipes we received earlier today from Eckert Malting & Brewing Co.

Malt Rice Bread


16 Herbs and Spices to add Flavor and Aroma to your Homebrew

By GFHB  -  February 22nd, 2017

Early beers were made from not hops, but roots and herbs. Just because we are not brewing medieval beers anymore doesn’t mean we have to stop brewing with herbs and spices. Many of the attributes of modern hops can also be achieved using the right herbs and spices. And many up and coming craft beers, such as Grapefruit IPA, uses the right hops in combination with herbs and spices to get that great flavor profile. Here is a list of the herbs and spices we carry and how they can be used to enhance...

How to weigh hops (or anything) without a scale!

By GFHB  -  February 20th, 2017

Starting with a one ounce packet of hops, open packet and pour contents onto a work area such as a large plate or cutting board. Divide contents into exactly half. Now you have two half portions of hops, or 0.50 oz. If needed, divide contents again into exactly half. Now you have four quarter portions of hops, or 0.25 oz. Repeat as needed to achieve the desired amounts.

Below is a chart that will help you get to the amount of hops your recipe calls for:

1 = 1.00
1/2 = 0.50
1/4 = 0.25
1/8 = 0.1


Exclusive New Release

By GFHB  -  February 12th, 2017

Introducing two malted rice flours from Eckert Malting & Brewing Co. Certified gluten free from a dedicated gluten free facility. Sourced from local rice near Chico California. Substitute these flours with the rice flour in your favorite recipes. May also be used to substitute other flours.

Malted Sweet Rice Flour only $6.99 for 1 LB bag!

Amber Malted Rice Flour only $6.99 for 1 LB bag!

Check out this previous blog for recipe ideas:

Grapefruit IPA

By GFHB  -  January 28th, 2017

If this beer is anything like the Grapefruit IPA Ghostfish Brewing Co brews and sells...then this recipe will be amazing!

Original article:

Brewing Equipment: see your choice of homebrew guidebooks for a full list of equipment; note that this is a 5-gallon batch, so I recommend a 7- to 10-gallon boil kettle to do a full wort boil, which most likely will require a free-standing propane burner to achieve a rolling boil.  If ...

UPDATED: Partial Mash Brewing Tutorial

By GFHB  -  January 7th, 2017

It is pretty embarrassing when you are reading your own tutorial and find a glaring mistakes. We updated and corrected our Partial Mash Brewing Tutorial:

There was a crucial procedure omitted from step #10. After sparging the malt and collecting the wort, the extract must be combined with the wort. Then you may proceed with the boil instructions.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.

(Step-By-Step instruc...

Cooking and Baking with Rice Malt and Beer

By GFHB  -  January 1st, 2017

Another great product from Eckert Malting & Brewing

One of the great flavors we all enjoy from beer is malt. Now there are even more ways to obtain malt flavor in everyday ways. Eckert Malting & Brewing has come out with an Amber Rice Malt Cereal. This product is a flavorful hot cereal everyone can enjoy. Top this hot cereal with nuts, fruit, honey or your favorite add in for a robust breakfast or snack. But what’s even better, is that Amber Rice Malt Cereal can be used in baking as well to add...

Brew A Great Non-Alcoholic Beer

By GFHB  -  December 6th, 2016
We have had a couple requests for information about converting beer to non-alcoholic beer. Here is a great article for those who are interested:
Essentially you are cooking off the alcohol from the beer, like cooking off the alcohol when using wine while cooking dinner. So you could do this with store bought or home brewed beer.
Hope this helps...cheers!
Alissa & Brian

Steps To Designing A Gluten Free Beer Recipe

By GFHB  -  December 4th, 2016
  1. Beer Style – Designing a beer recipe starts by identifying the style of beer you want to create. The Beer Judge Certificate Program (BJCP) provides style guidelines which include aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, overall impression, comments, ingredients and vital statistics. While the BJCP style guidelines list ingredients, this information includes base ingredients that are generally used in that style of beer. This is not to be confused for a recipe.
  2. Equipment & Constants – When decidi

Gluten Free Brewing Not So Different After All

By GFHB  -  November 8th, 2016

There are many reasons why people are drinking gluten free beer ranging from personal health choices to significant medical conditions such as Celiac disease. Gluten Free Home Brewing was started as a Facebook page in 2010 in an effort to help centralize information about brewing gluten free beer. Part of the issue at that time was there was not the availability of ingredients as there is today. If we wanted malt it meant we had to malt our own grains. There are the same limited extracts today a...

GFHB Explainer Video

By GFHB  -  October 30th, 2016

Gluten Free Home Brewing Explainer Video

This video is not the video tutorials we mentioned a month or so ago in our newsletter. Those are still in the works and will be filmed in the upcoming months.


Amber Malt Rice Cereal

By GFHB  -  October 29th, 2016

Gluten free breakfast and baking options just got a whole lot better with this new Amber Rice Malt Cereal from Eckert Malting & Brewing Co of Chico Cali. This is an amazing twist on a classic hot breakfast cereal. There is no other product like this anywhere! This is truly a one of a kind must have product for any home brewer or gluten free foodie.

Only $ sure to add a bag to your next order!


Mill Gap Settings

By GFHB  -  September 9th, 2016

We recently corresponded with Grouse Malting & Roasting Co and Eckert Malting & Brewing Co about mill gap settings. The following is their recommendations:

To release the starch from within millet and buckwheat malt a mill gap setting of 0.65 – 0.70 mm is recommended. When milling rice malt you want to keep the rice hull intact while still milling the rice seed within the hull. A mill gap setting of 0.90 – 0.95 mm is recommended for rice malt.

EXAMPLES OF MILLED MALT (sorry for the typo on ...

Master Brewer of Ghostfish Brewing Co's thoughts on Eckert Rice Malt

By GFHB  -  September 3rd, 2016

We had a conversation recently with James Eckert of Eckert Malting & Brewing Co. Ghostfish Brewing Co in Seattle Washington has recently began using his malts and this is what Master Brewer Jason Yerger had to say: "Eckert rice malts have become a crucial ingredient in our beers.  They help us create a wide variety of true-to-style beers, while keeping our lautering times short and our prices consumer-friendly".

There are currently only a few craft gluten free microbreweries in the United St...

Mangrove Jack's Hard Cider Recipe Kits

By GFHB  -  July 21st, 2016

We are excited to announce gluten free hard cider recipe kits! After brewing up two kits for ourselves, we were convinced that others would enjoy them too. Varieties include apple, mixed berry, pear, and strawberry pear.

Each of our cider varieties has been formulated with only the freshest and best quality fruit which is then pressed and concentrated using our state of the art evaporators, and then cold filled into a pouch. All this effort we go to ensures we preserve the natural flavor of the f


Amber Rice Malt

By GFHB  -  May 2nd, 2016

Exclusive New Release! We are excited to announce the first gluten free Amber malt. Malted by Eckert Malting & Brewing Co and only available at Gluten Free Home Brewing. Give your Amber Ale a truly authentic amber flavor profile! $7.69 for 2 LBS


Welcome To Our New Website!

By GFHB  -  April 4th, 2016

Gluten Free Home Brewing started in 2010 as a facebook page in an effort to centralize resources and knowledge about brewing gluten free beer. Soon after a database of recipes was added and soon became too much to manage on a facebook page. In addition, visitors of the facebook page frequently had similar questions. It was apparent that a website was needed that could manage a recipe database, tutorials, and other brewing resources was needed. The Gluten Free Home Brewing website was started in ...


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