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Old 09-29-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Irish Stout for Pumpkin Stout?

I got an irish stout kit and I was planning on using it as a base to make a pumpkin beer. I was wondering if it would be too hoppy for the spices to shine through. The home brew shop is pretty close, should I get a chocolate stout kit instead?
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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What's the IBU and OG? Not sure about a choc pumpkin stout.

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Old 09-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #3
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I'm not sure of the specs. It's this onehttp://http://homebrewery.com/images/Irish-Stout.jpg
I was thinking about the chocolate stout in an effort to replicate this http://www.midnightsunbrewing.com/beer_TREAT.php

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That actually looks good. You should try it.
I was planning on a pumpkin pale ale but maybe I'll try that chocolate one.

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I plan on trying this tomorrow. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:42 AM   #6
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That actually looks good. You should try it.
I was planning on a pumpkin pale ale but maybe I'll try that chocolate one.
yuri's thunderstruck pumpkin ale is a good recipe. since i do all-grain, i used 10 lbs 2-row instead of the dme, and nottingham yeast instead of the english ale yeast, using normal mash and hop schedules. came out good
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