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KevinJ 06-27-2009 10:37 PM

Pumpkin Soda
 
This stuff was great. I used less water though. I think i used 3 quarts waters instead of 4.

Kevin

INGREDIENTS
* 1½ lbs. Puréed Pumpkin (either home-made or canned, but don't use "Pumpkin Pie Filling")
* Approximately 4 qts. Water
* 2 cups Brown Sugar
* ¼ cup Raisins, chopped
* 9 inches Cinammon Stick, cut into 1-inch pieces
* 4 or 5 Cloves
* 1 oz. Grated Ginger
* 1/8 tsp. Ale Yeast grains
* ¼ cup Lukewarm Water



Simmer two quarts of water, the pumpkin purée, sugar, raisins, cinammon, cloves, and ginger for about half an hour.

Take it off the heat, and let it cool off covered for about thirty minutes. Then strain the mixture into a carboy and add another one or two quarts of water.

Prepare the yeast in the ¼ cup of lukewarm water, then add it to the carboy. Mix thoroughly, then bottle immediately.

Store in a temperature stable place, and check its carbonation after two days. Refrigerate it immediately once it is "fizzy" enough.

bkov 06-29-2009 05:08 AM

so this is for a gallon batch?

KevinJ 06-29-2009 11:51 AM

Approximately. You could adjust to taste or double the recipe as needed. The big can of pumpkin was only a little more than what the recipe calls for so I just added the whole can. I did not want to just throw out the unused portion.

Kevin

LCE 06-29-2009 05:27 PM

Thanks for posting this KevinJ,
It definitely sounds interesting so I guess I'm going to have to make some

Bokonon 06-29-2009 05:54 PM

Curious what the point of using the carboy is. Just a place to let the sediment drop out before bottling?

KevinJ 06-30-2009 01:07 AM

I stole the recipe/directions from online. I did not use a carboy. I used just a bottling bucket. In FL it normally only take about 26 hours to fully carbonate.

Kevin

Bokonon 06-30-2009 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinJ (Post 1406525)
I stole the recipe/directions from online. I did not use a carboy. I used just a bottling bucket. In FL it normally only take about 26 hours to fully carbonate.

Ahhh ok. I've been planning on trying to make some sodas and this sounds pretty good. I think I'd end up either sticking it in a keg or into bottles and force carbonating with a carbonator cap.

xalu 08-03-2009 08:05 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. I went ahead and made it as instructed except instead of carbonating it I bought seltzer at the store (I needed the bottles anyway).

In case anyone is wondering how to do it with seltzer, what I did was after straining the pumkin out of the liquid I put the 2 quarts back into the pot and boiled it down to 1 quart of liquid. That way when I want some I can pour a .25 cup of pumpkin syrup into a .75 cup of seltzer.

Was very delicious by the way. I don't even like pumpkins too much... defiantly going to be making more this autumn

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Boiling 2 quarts
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Boiling down to 1 quart
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1/4 cup of pumkin "syrup" poured into 3/4 cups of seltzer

KevinJ 02-01-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xalu
Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. I went ahead and made it as instructed except instead of carbonating it I bought seltzer at the store (I needed the bottles anyway).

In case anyone is wondering how to do it with seltzer, what I did was after straining the pumkin out of the liquid I put the 2 quarts back into the pot and boiled it down to 1 quart of liquid. That way when I want some I can pour a .25 cup of pumpkin syrup into a .75 cup of seltzer.

Was very delicious by the way. I don't even like pumpkins too much... defiantly going to be making more this autumn

Boiling 2 quarts

Boiling down to 1 quart

1/4 cup of pumkin "syrup" poured into 3/4 cups of seltzer

Interesting. I'm glad you liked it. I may try making it into a wine at a later day.

Kevin

VeeEight292 02-01-2012 10:30 PM

I would be worried of floaters and settlement from the spices.


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