Agreed. I am going with just one can this year, and only so I can truthfully answer "Yes" when asked if it is brewed with real pumpkin.I brew a pumpkin ale every year and have learned that adding pumpkin is really to say "yeah, it's made with real pumpkin"...Now I throw in one can of Libby's and call it a day.
Well, ST makes oak-aged pumking, so you could try that first if you wanted to sample. I prefer regular pumking over oa pumking, but then I'm not a fan of many oak-aged beers.I made this last year and it was awesome!! This year I'm thinking of aging on rum or bourbon and oak. The flavors seem like they should compliment it well. Would probably ho very light on the liquor though. Any opinions?
I was about to post the same thing. Our local pub had both Pumking and Oak Aged Pumking on tap last fall, and my wife & I both liked the non-oaked more. I think it was because the flavors were more distinct and pumpkin-pie-like.Well, ST makes oak-aged pumking, so you could try that first if you wanted to sample. I prefer regular pumking over oa pumking, but then I'm not a fan of many oak-aged beers.
Yes. I added it going to secondary and it was very noticeable. I would do that then add a bit more at bottling if you see fit, but dont do more. It is potent.sivdrinks said:Is a tsp of the Graham cracker extract really enough for 5 gallons of brew?
My bottles do not list IBU's, can you post a picture of yours?I just picked up two bottles at Wegmans! So far I haven't found a close recipe that matches up to the specs of the bottle? Does anyone have anything that is close? I see the recipe on page 20 comes out to 33 IBUs, but the bottle state that it's only 15.
If you send me a bottle of the ST pumking, I will sample it along side my clone attempt....If someone send me a bottle of the clone on pg 20 ill sample it next to the st pumking.
ya that was one expense i lucked out on, my gf happened to have a ton of beans laying around so after reading online how to make extract, it said soak 3-4 beans in a cup of booze for 4-6 months. so since i only had 2 weeks, i doubled the beans. so i put 8 beans chopped in quarters and split in a cup of rum. then put about 4-5 ounces of the liquid in the 5 gallon batch. and let 6 of the chopped beans in(so maybe 1.5-2 beans). along with a teaspoon of graham cracker extract and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice. pretty nervous that is too much vanilla, but hopefully the GC extract and pie spice balances it. i was originally going to let it sit for 2-3 weeks, but now i think ill bottle it after a week so it doesnt keep getting strongerHow much vanilla extract are you guys that are cheap like me using? Damn vanilla beans are expensive.
i would be wiling to maybe do a trade: pumking for clone (if you could throw in another brew from a local brewery that would be cool,cause pumking aint cheap) so we can both compare if that would work... I could throw in a few other beers as well - we have several breweries in jax.If you send me a bottle of the ST pumking, I will sample it along side my clone attempt....
It should be out soon here, I will post once I do a heads up. I still have some 09/10/11 in the cellar also. May do a little vertical.
I'm getting a case of Pumking today, and my clone is 3 weeks in bottles but still not quite ready. I'll probably give mine a couple more weeks then do a side by side and report back how it goes.Any one got a clone sample and a 2013 pumking handy to do a taste comparison??
I shouldn't have said "my clone", sorry. I followed the recipe on page 20. The only thing I did different, for some reason, is add just a few extra drops of the graham cracker extract which I can tell was a bit of a mistake from the earlier samples I tried. While still quite good, the graham cracker flavor kind of stuck out over the other spices. However, I had one of mine again last night and the other flavors are starting to come through, so I'm thinking (hoping) the graham cracker is fading and it's gonna be very good with a little more time.Awesome chug!! feel free to shoot me a PM if we can work out a trade so i can try your clone attempt!! I had a few bottles of pumking shipped to me so they will be here on the 28th! please post your recipe so we can see what you did!
The flavor ingredients are dissolved in pure ethanol, just like real vanilla extract. Don't drink it and drive!Man, I'd love a reason to not spend $9 on 13mL of extract...