Help with Scoobs Pumpkin ale recipe
  • ceanntceannt
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    scoob said:

    I use magnum in a lot of beers for 60 min/FWH addition, nice bittering, not harsh, and easy to pair with most other hops.



    I agree ....a FWH with magnum ... no bittering addition ... and a lot of late addition Sterling ... would be good ... crystal or liberty would work too
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  • C_BC_B
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    i'm talking about the revised recipe, not the one cb posted.



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  • scoobscoob
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    C_B said:

    i'm talking about the revised recipe, not the one cb posted.



    Wow yeah. I missed the boat on that one.

    Ha!
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    scoob said:

    I use magnum in a lot of beers for 60 min/FWH addition, nice bittering, not harsh, and easy to pair with most other hops.



    I agree ....a FWH with magnum ... no bittering addition ... and a lot of late addition Sterling ... would be good ... crystal or liberty would work too

    Mmmm, that sounds like its gonna be good...

    I may brew a few variations... One no pie spice sub butternut squash for pumpkin, add some sage..

    One as envisioned by @jlw

    Perhaps one with pumpkin, juniper berries and lemongrass.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Butternut squash works as well as pumpkin ... handle it the same way .. slice in half ... roast it til it starts to caramelize ....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Always wanted to try acorn squash ... with a touch of coriander ... cardoman and allspice
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Oh.... and lots of late addition Spalt hops
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  • scoobscoob
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    my friend Neil (woodman on here) brewed an acorn squash beer I think, with fresh sage if I recall correctly, it was a pretty good beer....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    scoob said:

    my friend Neil (woodman on here) brewed an acorn squash beer I think, with fresh sage if I recall correctly, it was a pretty good beer....



    and here I thought I was on to something original.....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    acorn squash just seems to have much more flavor than butternut or pumpkin....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I always liked sweet potato pie better than pumpkin..... hhmmmm.... sweet tater beer?
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    acorn squash just seems to have much more flavor than butternut or pumpkin....



    Acorn squash is one of our favorites to bake and serve with dinner
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  • ceanntceannt
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    scoob said:

    ceannt said:

    acorn squash just seems to have much more flavor than butternut or pumpkin....



    Acorn squash is one of our favorites to bake and serve with dinner


    good stuff! I can't eat it without thinking of my mother, it was one of her favorite foods
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    acorn squash just seems to have much more flavor than butternut or pumpkin....


    I prefer acorns to any other type. My wife uses hubbard squash for pumpkin pie. Go figure. but that might be a substitution.
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  • N_ClarkN_Clark
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    I'd like to resurrect this now that the season is upon us. I've always brewed a lighter style ale with pumpkin and spices but since I've really got into the Alaskan Pumpkin Porter and the Pike Harvest Harlot Ale, I want to go with a darker style this time. The Pike lists organic pils, organic pale, special b, Vienna, organic caramel, and crystal for grains but nothing about lovibond so I don't know how they got their dark color. Alaskan is always a bit more secretive - they just say a blend of 6 malts. If I can establish a good malt mix for the base, I'll do my own thing as far as hops, pumpkin and spices. Also, I have always put the pumpkin chunks into the water raw at the beginning when cold and brought the temperature up and boiled until the pumpkin was done, then scooped it out and used that pumpkin water to then start adding malt. I'd like to roast the pumpkin this time, then mash that up a little and throw it in the boil instead, to add a little toastiness, but I'm concerned that the mashed up pumpkin, once in the fermenter, will settle, then clog up my spigot. Maybe I won't mash it up completely but put it in cheesecloth like a giant teabag so I can pull it out after the boil?? Thoughts? I might add a little garam masala spice this time as it's been my favorite for everything for the past year.
  • ThymThym
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    I would not mash it up.

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  • N_ClarkN_Clark
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    I got a giant teabag equivalent at the homebrew store along with 3 lbs light dme and 3 lbs darkand some specialy grain, american ale yeast and hops I cant remember and am ready to go when the current keg is done. Sorry for typos - am on th ipad and have wine and scotch in me.
  • ThymThym
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    make sure you get pumpkin over to the fermenter.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I have long thought that a pumpkin ale brewed with a 60/40 mix of Munich and Vienna malts, with a touch of caramunich, and special B, would be really tasty... I just may try it out someday
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  • ceanntceannt
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    when I need a "giant teabag" for various sundry weird ingredients.... I just use the gallon sized paint filter bags from the home improvement store... (Lowesdown, Home Despot, etc.)
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  • N_ClarkN_Clark
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    I have never noticed paint filter bags - I'll have to go look at Home Depot.
  • ThymThym
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    They make a few sizes gallon ones that fit inside a 1 gallon can and you can double over the top and tie it secure, and 5 gallon bucket sized ones that you use the same way.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    They make a few sizes gallon ones that fit inside a 1 gallon can and you can double over the top and tie it secure, and 5 gallon bucket sized ones that you use the same way.



    i have both. i use the one gallons for hops and cheese, the five for grains.
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