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Old 07-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Sweet Potato Beer

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: 1968 London ESB
Yeast Starter: Yes.
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.01
IBU: 21.9
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 8.6
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 69
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): N/A
Tasting Notes: Moderate sweet potato flavor comes through.

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.

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Old 07-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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That sounds great. Please let us know how it comes out. It would be a perfect fall-type beer.

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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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