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Old 06-16-2008, 07:45 PM   #11
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From a brewpub that has done this:

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I don't like to speak for *****, but I believe he'd tell you we don't plan to condition our beer in a pumpkin ever again. We may cask-condition some pumkin ale and put it into a pumpkin to serve, but not to condition.

It was just murky & swampy. It sold because of the novelty of it, but it was not a product we'd choose to sell again. It developed a cidery taste and really wasn't pleasant. Since you are talking about a far shorter time in the pumpkin, it might work okay for you, but all in all, I'd not risk ruining a good pumpkin beer. (Or pumpkin, for that matter. Steam the flesh & make a nice pie.) Anyway, I know this only helps as a cautionary tale, but I hope it does, in fact, help.
I looked into it last fall when making mine. I chose not to "pumpkondition", lol.

 
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:51 PM   #12
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Probably 10 gallons.
Maybe i can get my hands on this one...

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Old 06-16-2008, 07:56 PM   #13
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lol... I think your average sized watermelon that you can get from a store holds about a gallon. Perfect for some high octane stuff. It may be interesting to use one of those square watermelons.... it'll be more stable and a little more straight forward to tap.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #14
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So how many PSI can a watermellon hold?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:12 PM   #15
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So how many PSI can a watermellon hold?
fizzy fruit!


Another great thing to go with a watermelon is cut a small hole in the top and pour a handle of vodka in. Wait a few hours for even distribution and serve.

 
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:39 PM   #16
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So how many PSI can a watermellon hold?
If you cut the top off it will hold exactly 0psi
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:50 AM   #17
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http://madfermentationist.blogspot.c...n-kegging.html

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Old 06-17-2008, 04:37 AM   #18
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So how many PSI can a watermellon hold?
If you drain it within a few hours, psi shouldn't matter. It seems to me like this is for parties only.

 
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:51 PM   #19
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Keeping in line with some of the brewers/breweries that have actually fermented in a pumpkin, who is going to step up to the plate and ferment in a watermelon?
talkingmonkey did it. Looks pretty sweet. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...t&limit=recent
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #20
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I have a friend who swears that by leaving a watermelon in a cooler with dry ice, the watermelon will absorb co2 and become slightly carbonated. Said he discovered it by accident.
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