How can you say it can't be cloned? So what if they put something in it. Someone could figure it out. They've already been trying with garham extract and vanilla butter nut ... It's not impossibleWell, I guess that's up for debate but I just don't understand why everyone wants to clone something that they can't possibly clone.
It's not impossible but once you start branching out beyond traditional brewing methods and flavorings it gets exponentially more difficult.How can you say it can't be cloned? So what if they put something in it. Someone could figure it out. They've already been trying with garham extract and vanilla butter nut ... It's not impossible
Recipe? What parts were better than commercial version? Sorry if I missed it earlier in the thread.I brewed this last year w / a buddy. We did about 12 gal and it was as good, if not better, than the commercial version (MHO).
I bought this years release in anticipation of brewing it again. However, Southern Tier has gone WAY over the top w/ cinnamon this year. It's almost undrinkable! You'll definitely need your Chapstick!
Must say I cannot recommend this beer to anyone!
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Ok, so I just cracked open my first one. It's still pretty young, but overall it's very similar to Pumking. Sure, not an exact clone, but close enough for me. Really all I was going for was a delicious pumpkin spice beer, and this recipe doesn't disappoint. Really happy with this batch.Had one of these:
Now this is happening:
I only have a boil kettle, so I'm going to have to do this BIAB. I have 2 big muslin bags though, in case I need them. Still contemplating doing everything in the mash, or splitting up the pumpkin from the grains and doing 2 mashes, keeping the results of the first one in a fermentation bucket until the 2nd is done, then combining them.
Either way, I think I'm going to rig up some kind of pulley system underneath our outdoor stairs to let the bags drain. My last big grain bill was about 16lbs of grain, and holding that thing up full of water was a bear. Include the pumpkin to plug it up and keep it from draining well and I might fall into the kettle with the grains when my arms give out.
Pretty stoked for this.
Hey! I know this is an old thread, but it's that time again ... I wanted to throw my 2 cents in, in case no one else has said it yet:
I think they use peanut butter.
I say this because I tried a chocolate peanut butter porter by DuClaw called 'Sweet Baby Jesus', and it immediately reminded me of the strange flavor I could never put my finger on in Pumking. I may be wrong, but I'd definitely try it if I were to make a clone.
I am sipping on a Pumking right now, and if I think about 'that flavor' as being peanut butter I think it just makes more and more sense.
Best of luck!
I am thinking a more significant amount. The only reason I say this is because 'Sweet Baby Jesus' was specifically a Chocolate Peanut-Butter Porter, and their purpose would have been to highlight peanut butter as one of the main components. Plus, the amount of 'that taste' in it was very similar, in my mind, to Pumking. Granted, amounts may have to change per recipe.Are you talking about a tiny amount to round the flavor or more significant?
Dang. That's a really good point. I supposed they'd have to mention that on the bottle too. If I ever attempt to clone this I might still give it a shot, though, as I at least want to disprove myself by tasting it.I don't think they use peanut butter as I am highly allergic and I can drink pumpking no problem