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Month: October 2018

Jack’s Abby House Lager Gluten Test

This is the first test from Barrett.

I completed by first beer test using GlutenTox Home on a beer I was hoping to enjoy called House Lager from a brewery called Jack’s Abbey here in New England, USA.

Beer: Jack’s Abby House Lager
Style: Pale Lager
Producer:Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Originating country: USA
Brewing location: Framingham, Massachussetts, USA
Format Tested: 16 ox Can purchased in Boston, MA
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Ingredients: –
Miscellaneous: Unfiltered, unpasteurized, ingredients not listed on can

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Test Kit: GlutenTox Home Kit

Barrett tested with a threshold of 20 ppm. The limit of detection depends on the number of drops taken from the extraction solution, please find some more information here.

Test result: A red line appears on the right of the test stick ( T ). The red line indicates the presence of gluten equal to or above 20 ppm. The blue line on the left test area ( C ) is a control line and indicates that the extract/sample is suitable, the test has been performed correctly and all reagents are active. Even though this test is positive please note it is not a medical advice – see my facts page.

Jacks Abby House Lager Gluten Test

Vote on professional gluten tests

I recently had a chat with Karlo, a gluten intolerant visitor of my website from the Netherlands, who came up with the idea of testing beers in professional laboratories with professional methods, like the Competitive or Sandwich ELISA test. Compared to the home test kits we use there could benefits in getting certified results and have comparable results to the tests we made already. There is of course controversy which test method (e.g. Competitive vs. Sandwich vs. Lateral Flow Trough) or antibody (Skerritt vs. R5 vs. G12) is the best. However, the more and the more professional we test the better results we get. And now the downside: the costs are very high: between 100-110 USD (85-95 EUR) per beer per test. Nutrilab in the NL offer such services: https://www.nutrilab.nl/en

Below you find a vote on whether you would be willing to donate money for tests and what would be your limits.

In case of a positive result of the vote we can start some sort of crowdfunding and collect a certain amount of money to be used for the tests. We don’t know yet how to decide on the beer to be tested – most likely per vote again.

Please note, this is a non-profit site and non-profit idea. All the money would be used for tests. Use the comment function for discussions.

How much money would you donate for professional beer tests on gluten?

  • Between 10 and 25 USD (38%, 25 Votes)
  • Less than 10 USD (20%, 13 Votes)
  • Nothing (17%, 11 Votes)
  • More than 50 USD (14%, 9 Votes)
  • Between 25 and 50 USD (11%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

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