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Old 08-13-2012, 01:15 AM   #11
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woodruff and mugwort ?


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Old 08-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #12
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More malt and time


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Old 08-13-2012, 02:12 AM   #13
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This is kind of off the wall, but how about wormwood (the stuff that is used to make absinthe)? From what I can gather after a bit of searching it's perfectly legal in the USA as long as you don't distill it and the concentration of thujone (the supposed psychoactive compound in wormwood) in any food or drink made with it is < 10 mg/L. I also found out that it is slightly bitter, but also floral. Other discussions I have found say it tastes more like licorice. I also found something that said AHS sold a kit that had wormwood in it, but I couldn't find it on their site. They do, however, sell wormwood so if you decide to go that route, then you have a source. I don't know how well it might go with a stout since I've never smelled or tasted wormwood, but I feel like if it does, in fact, taste like licorice then it might be a unique and, more importantly, tasty choice.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:02 AM   #14
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Nuke might be on to something
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #15
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I am seriously considering a pumpkin pie stout, the only hold back is I may just do a pumpkin pie ale so I don't loose the pumpkin color.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:17 PM   #16
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I've heard of Pumpkin Porters and Stouts, but I don't think I would like it personally. I just don't see chocolate/coffee mixing with pumpkin pie. I could see a Holiday porter or stout made with orange, ginger, and cinnamon. In fact, orange stout might be kind of surprising. Chocolate covered oranges are pretty delicious. I might try to use cocoa powder and orange zest in a stout.m
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #17
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I would replace the choco malt and use the pumpkin and spices to add flavor. Yea I would not mix those either. Reeses never came up with a pumpkin cup for good reason.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #18
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I'm going to try a Cinnamon-Vanilla RIS as a holiday beer this year.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #19
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What about a Terry's chocolate orange sort of thing, orange zest and bittersweet chocolate?
Edit: oh, mentioned a few posts up...
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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Well kerrygold has a cheddar with Irish stout in it, maybe you could reverse it by adding some kind of cheese flavoring?


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