Thought it would be a cool thread to post pics of experimental/off-the-path brewdays.
I'll start this up:
Black Pumpkin Saison brewed 10/2011
Baked the pumpkin for 1.5hrs with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger at 350deg. Steeped 1lb Carafa III and .5lb German Vienna for 30min.
1TBS of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, 2TBS of brown sugar added last 5 min of boil. Yeast was collected from a starter, White Labs Farmhouse Blend WLP670 (limited series, baby!)
2oz Styrain Goldings 60 min, 1 oz Czech Saaz 20 min, .5 Czech Saaz 5min and 0min
6lb Gold DME 60min, 3lb Wheat DME 15min, 1lb Belgian Candy Sugar 5min.
Irish Moss 15min, three cinnamon sticks going directly in the primary fermenter!
Picture of the baked pumpkin, 4lb total, placed in muslin bag and placed in wort for the entire 60min boil.
Did NOT put this in primary, as last time i did this i lost 1.5 gallons of beer due to pumpkin trub escaping the bag!