Supplies needed to brew gluten-free beer

Okay, now that we’ve read a little about how to make beer, and we haven’t been totally scared off, let’s talk supplies.

According to my personal Brewmaster (don’t you wish you had your own personal Brewmaster?), you absolutely need a food-grade bucket with a lid, a large pot with a lid, and some bottles. Lots of bottles, because you are making about 5 gallons of beer, bottles hold about 12 ounces, and well, you need a lot. And a bottle capper thingie, if you aren’t using self-capping Grolsch-style bottles. Which by the way hold about 16 ounces, so you need fewer.

Everything else is somewhat extraneous. Like those kitchen gadgets you see in stores. But gadgets are cool. Gadgets are fun! And most importantly, gadgets make your life a lot easier.

Here are the things David uses to make beer:

7-8 gallon plastic bucket (food grade) with lid
Large pot with lid
Large spoon
Hydrometer (recommended)
Thermometer (recommended)
Airlock (recommended)
Nylon hop bag
Large nylon grain bag (optional)
Cleanser (Oxyclean, B-Bright, EasyClean)
Sanitizer (potassium metabisulfite, iodophor…NOT bleach)
30-36 16 oz bottles (or about 50 12 oz bottles)
Racking cane
Siphon hose
Bottle filler (recommended)
Carboy (optional)

The ingredients you will absolutely need:

6 lbs. sorghum extract

Dry brewer’s yeast (not liquid brewer’s yeast, it contains gluten!)

What he added to the current batch brewing away at this moment:

1.5 lbs. roasted malted teff (

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I've been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you're gluten-free, it's even better!
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3 Responses to Supplies needed to brew gluten-free beer

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wish I was drinking homemade beer on your porch rather than not drinking beer in Iowa!

  2. Li loves David says:

    Not drinking beer in Iowa? Why not?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Theoretically working = not drinking beer right then. Pretty sure drinking homemade beer on your porch would be more fun anyway!

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