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Old 10-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default What makes your pumpkin beer special?

I'm curious to see the different and unique methods and ingredients.....

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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find Reno_eNVy's pumpkin ale recipe. Mash with pumpkin in the grist, add pumpkin pie spice to the boil, pretty easy, just strike a bit higher as the pumpkin will bring the initial mash temp down some.

Some people boil the pumpkin, others put it in secondary. You won't really taste it as much as get some squashiness to the mouthfeel.

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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The fact that I made it.

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:32 AM   #4
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I made a dark wheat version and used a saison yeast.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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I like to mash and boil with it,but maybe I really preferr to just mash with it really. Also I havent tried fresh uncanned nor have I tried squash or sweet potato that people swear by either. Iwill try both sometime. I made a wheat brown which didnt turn out like I wished it had but was ok. Didnt care to use the t-58 yeast either,Ill stick with dry o5-04 probably. Honestly my best may have been my first which was sortof a two hearted ale base extract with amber/wheat extract but with a small amount of wheat and 04-06 yeast also.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:23 AM   #6
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I add maple

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:54 AM   #7
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Key is to balance the spices properly. That and do black and tans with nitro stout.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:56 AM   #8
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Key is to balance the spices properly
this. i was given a tasty recipe. drinking it now
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:46 AM   #9
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Every year I brew a pumpkin, every year I don't enjoy it. This year I finally found something to make me like pumpkin beer, I drowned it in enough bourbon infused oak that I couldn't taste the pumpkin.

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:59 AM   #10
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Mine is a Punkelweizen. The name alone is reason for it to be awesome. And it tastes good too!

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