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Latest note

I have set myself a new mini-project (though I suspect it will develop into a fairly major project), to unravel the mystery of whether gluten-free brewing is viable in Japan.

The lack of maltsters and suppliers of gf grains, exogenous enzymes and yeast nutrients makes it sound like an impossible dream but I’ll pull some threads and see what I can do.

Moving to Japan Checklist - abbreviated post move

Be in JapanBecome a brewer

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Studying: B91CE Cereals, Malting and Mashing as part of the Brewing and Distilling PGDip programme @ Heriot Watt University.

Fermenter 1: Packed up and ready to be unpacked

Fermenter 2: Packed up and ready to be unpacked

Planning: The layout of the brew kitchen as well as our own brewery.

Reading: Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski.