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Offline LittleBigDreams14

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pumpkin beer
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:13:30 PM »
Has anyone used pumpkin puree in your beer before ? If so , what is the proper way of doing so? Do I have to cook it or will it cook while in the boil ? Thanks for ya time fellas
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Offline klickitat jim

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Re: pumpkin beer
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 03:53:12 AM »
I think pumpkin is pretty much starch and fiber. So if you want any conversion you'd have to mash it.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2014, 04:10:07 AM by klickitat jim »

Offline Bevilaquafoto

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Re: pumpkin beer
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 05:31:06 PM »
I just did an imperial pumpkin ale partial mash using canned pumpkin. Following my recipe, I steeped my specialty grains with the pumpkin in a grain bag, then pulled it out for the boil. Sadly, it turned out rather thick. I am not sure if this is from the pumpkin, or not being fully attenuated, which also happened, but you should definitely use the pumpkin in the mash.
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Offline glenmoorebrewing

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Re: pumpkin beer
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 05:50:54 PM »
I don't use any pumpkin in my recipe at all. Just the spices in "pumpkin spice". Libby's is what I used most recently. 10 gram at flame out/ whirlpool. 5 gram in my keg after fermentation. Going to try a vodka and spice mix in a jar then filter spice out of vodka next to eliminate the spice in the keg.
The fresher the spices the better the flavor/ aroma. Grind your own cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Add allspice. Never tried actually pumpkin in a recipe, but with this method it's pretty easy to turn any base beer into a "pumpkin beer".
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