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Offline euge

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Re: Pumpkin ale with no pumpkin
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 06:24:55 PM »
A pumpkin ale with no actual pumpkin inside: a paradox? False advertising? The terrorists win? Discuss.

...What I want is something pie-like with cinnamon and clove, which is really what you're getting when you buy a 'pumpkin ale.'

For a holiday spicy brew I'd prefer an apple-pie beer over "pumpkin". I'm not gonna be much help since I view pumpkin beer as an abomination. :P
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Re: Pumpkin ale with no pumpkin
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2011, 11:05:39 PM »
they are delicious and also cure sea sickness... in theory. My last stint in a J30 proved uneventful, anyway.

Nothing will cure the squirleyness (sp?) of a J30.......

I tried everything..... in the end there is only one solution, for me. Hurl the first day, eat some Knackebröt and get over it. Be good for the rest of the trip.

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Re: Pumpkin ale with no pumpkin
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2011, 09:28:47 AM »
they are delicious and also cure sea sickness... in theory. My last stint in a J30 proved uneventful, anyway.

Nothing will cure the squirleyness (sp?) of a J30.......

I tried everything..... in the end there is only one solution, for me. Hurl the first day, eat some Knackebröt and get over it. Be good for the rest of the trip.

6000 miles in a Catalina 42 in 4 years most of it off shore, half of it solo.......2005-2009.

I am not worthy.

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Re: Pumpkin ale with no pumpkin
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 01:50:48 PM »
Sure.....in the Pub.
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Offline ryang

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Re: Pumpkin ale with no pumpkin
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2011, 05:13:33 PM »
Pumpkin beer must have pumpkin.

My last pumpkin ale (a saison) had 9lbs 5oz of pumpkin.  6.5lbs of which was pie pumpkins... skinned, cubed, baked, mashed by hand from the garden.  The other was canned, non-spiced.  All got a heavy dose of oven-time at 350 -- until browned and smelling terrific.

All pumpkin went into the boil with 10min remaining. 
Spices were added at flameout: allspice, coriander, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, nutmeg.

My best iteration yet.  Will brew this again this fall.  Works fantastically well with saison yeast.

Strain the pumpkin out so it doesn't go in the fermenter.