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Old 10-31-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Juts finished a 5 gallon batch of AHS pumpkin ale. It was such a hit I picked up a similar recipe at my LHBS this time I want to try and bake the pumpkin first I have read it adds allot of character to the beer. My question is how long do you bake it and at what temp?

 
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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since I'm getting zero response I'm going with 350F. In another thread they said cook until soft....


How long? I guess I'm on my own with that...

 
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I baked mine at 350F for about 50 minutes until the top started to brown a bit.

 
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #4
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I baked mine at 350F for about 50 minutes until the top started to brown a bit.
what is the taste difference between baking and not baking..

I did the same this took about 45 mins for me..

 
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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The batches I have done have been partial mash. The first time I just dumped the pumkin right out the can and mashed with grains in a grain bag. The second time I used more pumpkin, baked it and added it to the grains while mashing. After I sparged I disposed of the grains and pumpkin, I did not boil the pumpkin. To be 100% honest I added more pumpkin this time than I had previously so I had a noticible amount of increased pumpkin taste, but I will say I think the pumkin had the same overall flavor just more intense since I used more.

 
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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The batches I have done have been partial mash. The first time I just dumped the pumkin right out the can and mashed with grains in a grain bag. The second time I used more pumpkin, baked it and added it to the grains while mashing. After I sparged I disposed of the grains and pumpkin, I did not boil the pumpkin. To be 100% honest I added more pumpkin this time than I had previously so I had a noticible amount of increased pumpkin taste, but I will say I think the pumkin had the same overall flavor just more intense since I used more.

Me to all partial mash. Although the current recipe has the spices added during dry hopping I wonder how that is going to change the flavor as well

 
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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I just tasted an ale i did with pumpkin.

i didn't bake and used 29 oz out of a can + cinnamon and Brown sugar.
the taste is barely noticable but it is a nice beer.

So +1 on the baking or adding more.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:05 AM   #8
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I just started my first pumpkin brew. Cubed 4 pie pumpkins and threw them in my boil raw (30 mins).

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:47 AM   #9
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i didnt notice a taste difference when I roasted my canned pumpkin the oven. It might be a waste of time.

 
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