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Offline j.kayne

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Amaranth Beer
« on: December 12, 2010, 07:31:07 PM »
Dear Brewers!

Does anyone have experience brewing with amaranth?  I just figured out how to sprout amaranth and came up with my own recipe, but I wanted to share and see what everybody else creates.

J. Kayne Keele
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The info is in the link…

http://www.ehow.com/how_7586438_brew-beer-amaranth.html
http://twitter.com/#!/Jasonkeele

Offline denny

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Re: Amaranth Beer
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 08:50:56 PM »
Dear Brewers!

Does anyone have experience brewing with amaranth?  I just figured out how to sprout amaranth and came up with my own recipe, but I wanted to share and see what everybody else creates.

J. Kayne Keele
jasonkeele@yahoo.com

The info is in the link…

http://www.ehow.com/how_7586438_brew-beer-amaranth.html
http://twitter.com/#!/Jasonkeele


I've had beers made with amaranth, but I've never used it.  Any idea what the gelatinization temp is?
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Offline brewmasternpb

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Re: Amaranth Beer
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 05:07:18 AM »
So, I'll be the dumb one... What's Amaranth?
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Re: Amaranth Beer
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 05:42:27 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth_grain

I've never used it and don't know that I've had a beer made with it.
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Re: Amaranth Beer
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 06:13:07 AM »
Sounds like a grain that can be used to make a healthy gluten free beer. I have a friend with a gluten intolerent father who has started brewing . I'll talk with her about Amaranth and maybe help come up with a recipe her dad can drink.  Found this link

http://www.ehow.com/how_7586438_brew-beer-amaranth.html

   Makes a green beer. Might be fun experiment.

Offline j.kayne

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Re: Amaranth Beer
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 07:18:31 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth_grain

I've never used it and don't know that I've had a beer made with it.

Amaranth is a plant that grows like a friggin weed.  It grows almost every where, Native Americans, Africans, and Aztecs have used it for God knows how long.  It's little seeds pop like pop corn, and thats how it is usually eaten.  In South America they make a beer like beverage out of it. 

I think it has good uses as an adjunct.  So unless I was making a beer for someone with Celiacs Disease, I'd only use it for a 1/3 or less of the grain bill.  It lightens the beer like corn would, only I like the flavor it imparts.

Here is some basic information I put on Ehow.com.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7586438_brew-beer-amaranth.html

J.Kayne