I have a friend who is allergic to beer. No kidding, and I am thinking he is allergic to the wheat in the beer because of how it is processed. What do you think about a non wheat partial mash. Someone tell me how to make wheat free beer!
Mistermo, I am with you on this. Having two people in my family who don't eat wheat, I can understand the struggle of finding information on it. First of all call it Gluten free beet, not wheat free beer. You will get a lot more results when defining it that way.
Most beers are wheat free and doing a partial mash without wheat is just leaving out all the wheat. The Malt extracts may have wheat in them to add cheap sugars; but you should be able to find some with out any wheat.
All beers have barley and if you're looking to remove that; it's a different story. Which, also if you remove, you now longer have a beer. But you can make some tasty beer like brews with a full mash with corn and lets say rye or wheat as the primary grain plus some added dextrose. But this is a very high adjunct drink you would need to add yeast nutrient, The PH would need balancing and add rice hulls or you'll jam up your manifold in the mash-tun. You can use too much flaked corn though at least not more then 30% of the complete mash.
Or you could have to make Chi-Cha a Peruvian drink. You'll have to find some purple corn or "maíz de morado." It's online you may have to order it direct from Peru. If you would like a ChiCha recipe just let me know.
If you're looking to make Gluten free beer on a at home brewing level you may be out of luck. You would have to do full mash and use Millet and Sorghum; I've heard of the use of buckwheat and Quinoa as possible gluten free grain too.