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Offline poobah58

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Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« on: September 18, 2013, 07:21:11 PM »
I'm thinking Amber Malty. Your thoughts....
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 04:34:44 AM »
Sounds good.  FWIW I brewed the pumpkin beer from the recent Zymurgy. I use RO water and built it to 95 ppm chloride and 35 ppm sulfate.

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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 04:47:30 AM »
I'm thinking Amber Malty. Your thoughts....
+1.  Sounds reasonable.
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 09:09:13 AM »
Doesn't it really depend on the base beer style?
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 09:50:30 AM »
Doesn't it really depend on the base beer style?

I think it's safe to assume it's for a malt-forward, amber-colored ale. So I assume the question relates to whether this water profile is still appropriate when adding pumpkin and/or spice. For instance, would the higher sulfate content of a hoppy profile be appropriate to ephasize the spice addition, as it does for hops? I say go with malty.

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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 11:42:48 AM »
Doesn't it really depend on the base beer style?

I think it's safe to assume it's for a malt-forward, amber-colored ale...

All I can think of is "Pumpkin IPA" after reading this...
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 11:47:39 AM »
Pumpkin IPA? Let us know how that turns out.  :o

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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 12:40:10 PM »
Doesn't it really depend on the base beer style?
I assumed it to be a Bru'nWater question Kyle, so since most pumpkin ales are amber, malt (and spice) forward beers, with restrained hoppiness, that the Amber Malty profile in Bru'nWater would be appropriate.
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 12:47:38 PM »
I'm thinking Amber Malty. Your thoughts....

I'm doing an Oktoberfest style ale base for mine.
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 04:33:33 PM »
I'm thinking Amber Malty. Your thoughts....

I'm doing an Oktoberfest style ale base for mine.
Which is sort of amber malty.
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 05:03:38 PM »
It certainly is  :).
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2013, 06:41:42 AM »
Amber malty it is:

Ca         59
Mg         6
Na         14
SO4         50
Cl         45
HCO3      76
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Re: Water profile for Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 02:55:13 PM »
I would agree with malty amber for the water profile - and I wrote the article  ;D
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