Any have a recipe for a non-alcohol brew? I looked up one in back issues of BYO that had the beer placed in an oven for a while and then carbonated. Anyone ever try this? I'm looking to make some non-alcohol beer for a friend that can't have alcohol due to a heart condition and he asked if I could make non-alcohol beer that actually tested something like beer.
I don't think the oven thing would really remove all or even most of the alcohol. I read an article recently about boiling off alcohol in food and the results were that it takes like 1.5 hours of simmering to remove 90 percent of the alcohol (numbers are not exact, just from memory)
As I understand it, if you make a 'beer' with continuous aeration as if you were making a big starter you will get mostly just lots of yeast and very little alcohol but I wouldn't swear to it.