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Old 01-10-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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I've seen recipes for pumpkin ales.. anyone have one for a pumpkin cider?? I was thinking making a basic apple cider.. adding a can of pumpkin and some spices???
I have a large can of pumpkin (29 oz).. just pumpkin.. no added anything.. If this is too much for a 3-5 gallon batch of cider.. I might split it and brew an ale at the same time.

As always any input is greatly appreciated..
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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Sounds tasty, don't see why it wouldn't be good.

I have a recipe for pumpkin wine that calls for 6 pounds of pumpkin meat. Remove seeds and stringy material, then mash or grind into a nylon straining bag. Keep all pulp in the straining bag and squeeze juice out into the primary. That's for a 3 gallon batch.

I've never made it, don't know how it turns out.

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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Started my Drunken Punkin Cider last night.. Recipe as follows...


approx 1 gallon water
1 lb dark brown sugar
3 cinnamon sticks (4-5 inches)
8 cloves
1Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 29 oz can Libby's all natural pumpkin

boiled all this for 10 minutes,
added

15 11.5 containers frozen apple juice concentrate (Langers)

Added to primary fermenter and added cold water to 5 gallon mark -
cooled to 78 degrees and pitched Safale-58

OG 1.068
(tastes great just like it is)

approximately 8 hours later have nice airlock activity

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Old 01-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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I'll be interested in the results. Most pumpkin ales are disappointing.

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Old 01-14-2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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Yeah, keep us updated. This sounds tasty.

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Old 01-25-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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debkid,
Any update on the pumpkin cider?
I made a pumpkin ale this past fall and I couldn't taste the pumpkin until after xmas. It was a cinnamon/clove ale for quite a while. I used pumpkin from my garden so that might have something to do with it as well.

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Old 01-25-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Any update on the pumpkin cider?
I've debated trying something like this but was afraid that the pumpkin tase would not be sensed due to the apples.

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Old 01-25-2006, 07:40 PM   #8
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awesome... double posts... whos the cool guy? THIS GUY!

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Old 01-29-2006, 02:33 AM   #9
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Got back from vacation on 1/22 - racked cider to secondary.. it smelled AWFUL!!.. but I got brave held my nose and tasted.. It taste wasn't too bad... Rereacked today and the smell is MUCH BETTER.. The pumpkin smell is coming through more.. I'm not sure if I should have added more spices or not.. I'm not sure if they weaken or intensify when the cider ages a bit. right now the taste is a bit harsh and boozy. I may try to sweeten it back a bit when I get ready to bottle..

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Hey Good luck with the Pumpkin, I'm about to bottle a Mango and Apple cider in the next couple of days

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