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Old 10-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Critique - Persimmon Pale Ale

Here's my attempt at a bit of a seasonal ale.

Recipe Type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons

6# Light LME
1# Light DME
1# Crystal 60 steeped for 45 minutes

Hop Schedule:
.75 oz Cascade pellets 60 min
.5 oz Ahtanum plug 20 min
.5 oz Ahtanum plug flameout

Ferment with White Labs WLP001 California Ale

After initial fermentation dies down, add 2 lbs persimmon puree and "dryhop" with a bit of cardamom and ginger.

Thoughts?

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Old 10-22-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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Thoughts? Yes. Where do you get 2 lbs. of persimmon puree?

Sounds unique. I am having trouble imagining how cardamom and hops will combine. I would go perhaps delicately with the cardamom first go around, it can be strong. Fresh ginger or dried?

What is the inspiration for this?

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I'm pureeing the persimmon myself. Persimmon is a classic fall/winter fruit. Nice sweetness with a unique flavor. Cardamom and hops does sound strange to me too. I was going to smell test them together before I took the plunge.

I'd like this beer to sort of resemble Magic Hat #9, but maybe with a tad more hops. I know they use extract however, so I probably won't get the amount of fruit flavor they do...

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No, I really meant, where are you getting that much persimmon? I can never find any. It is used in a lot of Korean deserts and I always have to substitute for something else.


Sounds interesting. Hope it is better than #9, I am not a fan.

I think real fruit is better than extract. Might not be as in your face but subtle is not a bad thing.
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I got it at Wegman's. I bet any place like Whole Foods would have it too. Kinda expensive, but the beer recipe was cheap, so it balances out I guess.

Yeah this will definitely be pretty subtle. I'll probably brew it today and add the persimmon a few days from now. I'll report back.

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