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chucke 07-06-2012 09:24 PM

Sweet Potato Beer
 
9# Maris Otter
.75# Honey Malt
.25# Biscuit Malt
.25# Acid Malt (to water condition)
6# Roasted Sweet Potato mash, burnt crunchies and all
.5 oz. Magnum hops
1/2 tsp calcium chloride in mash (to condition water)
Efficiency = 82%
mash @ 154 for 60 mins

The 6 pounds of sweet potatoes were in a large can... the ghost of Thanksgiving Past. I put them into two pans and baked until the top was almost burnt.

Moderate sweet potato flavor comes through. Honey and biscuit malts accentuate sweet potato flavor, as does 1968 yeast fermented at 70. Magnum hops were used for clean bittering. No flavor or aroma hops were added so as not to distract from the sweet potato.

We don't add spices to our sweet potato pies, so none were added to this recipe.

NoRoom4Error 07-06-2012 09:25 PM

That sounds great. Please let us know how it comes out. It would be a perfect fall-type beer.

MeatyPortion 07-06-2012 09:27 PM

I'll have roughly 6 or 8 pounds of sweet potatoes this year. This recipe is a possibility.

chucke 07-06-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoRoom4Error (Post 4230708)
That sounds great. Please let us know how it comes out. It would be a perfect fall-type beer.

It's kegged and I'm drinking it. It came out much better than I expected... albeit it is kinda cloudy.

chucke 08-03-2012 12:25 AM

Update, it's been in the keg for a month. The sweet potato flavor and aroma have both blossomed.

dport 08-07-2012 10:11 PM

I made one for thanksgiving last year and it was a big hit. I can't remember how many lbs. of sweet potatoes I used, but I'll probably use 6 like you did when I make it this year.

dadimal 07-26-2013 08:17 PM

Just came across this recipe, and it sounds like something I would like to try. For the mash, did you make a potato puree and add it to the mash? or use some other method?

chucke 07-26-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dadimal (Post 5377531)
Just came across this recipe, and it sounds like something I would like to try. For the mash, did you make a potato puree and add it to the mash? or use some other method?

The sweet potatoes were pureed and canned. I put them into a casserole dish and baked it... I don't remember how long. I then put it all, scrapping the burnt crunchies, into the mash.


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