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Old 09-06-2008, 05:46 PM   #11
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I made a gallon yesterday according to BK's recipe and am looking forward to tasting it when I'm a bit older. This morning I was at the local farmer's market and picked up a butternut squash...many cooks use squash instead of pumpkin because they think it tastes better. Anyway, I just made a gallon with the squash and will pitch it later today when my starter is jumpin' a little more. You might give this a try for slightly a different taste.

Butternut squash is a winter squash, about 12 or so inches long, butternut in color (surprise!), and shaped somewhat like a smooo (remember Li'l Abner??). Clean and cut the squash lengthwise in half, remove the seeds, and wrap each half in tin foil. Bake in the oven at 400F for 45-75 minutes (depending on size). You'll know it's done when you can easily remove the meat with a spoon. For a little variation in taste, and if you watch things closely enough, you can open the tin foil during the last 15 or so minutes of baking. Let it cool a little, then mash it with a potato masher or use a mixer on it to make a paste. Then just follow BK's recipe. I also put in a couple ounces of golden raisins, steeped in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.

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Old 09-06-2008, 06:03 PM   #12
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hmmmm that sounds kinda goood

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Old 09-06-2008, 08:59 PM   #13
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I've always thought butternut squash had a mild "peppery-ness" to it, is this something you're wanting to carry over into your mead, or do you think it'll be lost in primary? Regards, GF.

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Old 09-07-2008, 03:14 AM   #14
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Interesting question. I don't or haven't picked up on that particular "ness"...it may just be my taste buds, but maybe it's usually covered by the cinnamon (which I've been accused of overusing by SWMBO).

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Old 10-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #15
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anyone else done this?

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Old 10-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #16
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I'll be doing a pumpkin pie mead in the next week or two. I already bought the spices. I just need to get the pumpkin.

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Old 10-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #17
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Please...Post us on your progress...Pictures....Recipe....Notes....All of that.

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I'll be bringing a small bottle of the remarkably similar tasting Sweet Potato Pie mead to the GABF if you'd like to try it.
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hhmm... I fermented 13 LBS of Clover honey for a week... then added in 3 BIG cans of pumpkin, some pie spice, and some cinnamon (some is as detailed as I measure) shake!

i will post a pic maybe! its VERY orange, and smells awsome!
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:21 AM   #20
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Someone mentioned jack o lanterns, I dont believe these are the same pumpkins oyu make pumpkin pie from, I have heard. I completely forgot about this in the chat, mead making for me is a pipe dream right now since I dont have anything other then one glass carboy and I hear that you cant ferment meads in #2 ale pails

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