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Old 11-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Fresh pumpkin vs canned pumpkin

So I want to use fresh pumpkin. Problem is all the stores are out of them here on Kauai. If I can't find a fresh pumpkin how much canned should I use? The recipe I have calls for 6 lbs of fresh for a 5 gallon batch? Also how much of a difference is there between the two in the end?

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Old 11-03-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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FYI, canned pumpkin is actually Butternut Squash so if you can find some of that you're golden! Fresh is always better than canned.

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Wyazz is right. Fresher ingrediants mean better beer. How are you planning to extract the pumpkin-ness into your beer? The first time I tried to make a Pumpkin Ale was also the first time I tried a partial mash, because the enzymes in the pale malt were used to extract the pumpkin sugars. See the results here

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1 hour boil,
5 gallon batch:

5 lbs pale 6 row
5 pounds wheat
1/2 pound crystal malt
1 oz bittering (Tettnager) in at first boil

Libbys Easy Pumkin Pie Mix (3 cans, 5 lbs. 14 oz) in secondary


This is my basic wheat... This amount of Libby's Easy Pumkin Pie Mix was perfect!
slightest hints, but all the spices from mamma's kitchen seemed to be in that beer. I will be doing another one real quick so as to have another batch for Thanksgiving (we drank the first one up too fast).

Hope this gives you an idea of what quantity you are shooting for.

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I used canned pumpkin also, came out great. If you really want fresh, I will bring you as much as you need, if I can stay with you for a couple of weeks. I was in Kauai for
10 days about 4 years ago. Beautiful place!!!

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Bring me 100lbs of pumpkin and you have a deal.

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100 lbs of pumpkin and a pair of shorts. Sounds good to me. If I remember, continential has a direct flight to Hilo leaving jfk in the morning. Then an island hopper...
It does sound good right now!

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FYI, canned pumpkin is actually Butternut Squash so if you can find some of that you're golden! Fresh is always better than canned.
Can you show some support for this claim? I looked around and couldn't find anything. In fact Libby's says they are 100% pure pumpkin. Seems a difficult claim to make if they are using butternut squash. I also buy a lot of butternut squash in season and it doesn't really taste much like pumpkin when baked or steamed.
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Just a shout out from a fellow Houstonian - I am curious to where you get your ingredients and other items - local or online?

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1 hour boil,
5 gallon batch:

5 lbs pale 6 row
5 pounds wheat
1/2 pound crystal malt
1 oz bittering (Tettnager) in at first boil

Libbys Easy Pumkin Pie Mix (3 cans, 5 lbs. 14 oz) in secondary


This is my basic wheat... This amount of Libby's Easy Pumkin Pie Mix was perfect!
slightest hints, but all the spices from mamma's kitchen seemed to be in that beer. I will be doing another one real quick so as to have another batch for Thanksgiving (we drank the first one up too fast).

Hope this gives you an idea of what quantity you are shooting for.
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B&S on Nasa Rd. 1

http://shop.brewersguild.net/
Have the cheapest prices, you have to catch Megan to make sure that they will have it for you when you need it.

Defalcos

http://www.defalcos.com/
Have a lot more inventory, they give you a discount on supplies if you buy equipment from them. Everything there can be had online or various places (Home Depot, Hardware stores, ect) cheaper.

Brooksfield?

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