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Old 09-05-2014, 10:56 AM   #11
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Sounds icky, I guess it comes down to this: is the time, malts, money, keg space/bottles and effort worth a beer that tastes like a gourd? hmmmm...

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:39 AM   #12
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Funny seeing this post when for a quarter of the year the shelves are filled with beers that taste like a gourd. ..pumpkin.

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:48 AM   #13
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I don't see a problem trying squash. You may not get much flavor from it but, as people have said, pumpkin is in the same family. I've even seen someone that uses yams instead of pumpkin for their "pumpkin" ale. Not sure how much flavor you'll get but I say go for it.

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Old 09-05-2014, 10:54 PM   #14
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BYO Magazine has an article on this very subject this month - pumpkin...sweet potato...squash...

At least I think it does... Been a long week...


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Old 09-11-2014, 08:20 AM   #15
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Funny seeing this post when for a quarter of the year the shelves are filled with beers that taste like a gourd. ..pumpkin.
That must be a USA thing, I've only ever seen a couple unpopular ones in Europe. Do they really taste that great or do you think it might have a little to do with marketing, Halloween parties and novelty?
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Pumpkin, Butternut and Acorn squash are all basically the same when it comes to cooking. They provide very little sugar or flavor, but do provide mouth feel. You can get the same taste for a pumpkin ale by adding lactose and pumpkin pie spices. Pyramid's pumpkin ale has no pumpkin in it at all and is very popular (although I don't care for it). I know a cook that uses yams in her pumpkin bread and no one would tell her that it wasn't pumpkin. It is all about the texture and mouth feel, the spices are what we are all conditioned to believe is the pumpkin taste.

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That must be a USA thing, I've only ever seen a couple unpopular ones in Europe. Do they really taste that great or do you think it might have a little to do with marketing, Halloween parties and novelty?
Its probably a bit of both. Some people say you don't get much flavor from the gourds, others swear by them. Pumking is delicious, and Good Gourd is like having a nice glass of pumpkin pie for desert, its amazing.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:08 PM   #18
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If you do it, roast in the oven first to really bring out the squash flavor. In the words of Sam Calgione, Off Centered Ales for Off Centered people. Never be afraid to try something, that's why it's called "craft beer".

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