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3 years 3 days ago #1 by PepeSylvia
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Sweet... We need to see how the other half turned out :) Ill see if I can get down there to Xfer to keg and carb it up.

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3 years 3 days ago #2 by joe t
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So here's the recipe for 11 gallons:
16# Munton's lager malt
4# vienna malt
.5# rice hulls
20 IBUs magnum hops
1 packet US05
10# baked Cinderella pumpkin in mash
Simply Homebrew well water, 140 ppm tds
1 ounce pumpkin pie spice @ flameout for 15 minutes
OG 1.050
FG 1.010


I fermented half of the batch with US05 in a carboy and just tapped my first glass. It's quite tasty. The pumpkin and spice level is just about right. The IBUs are perfect. The Vienna malt gives some crackery, pie crust quality while still asserting,"I am beer!" If anything, I would add some gypsum to dry out the mouthfeel and bring out the spice. Overall a nice pumpkin beer, if I do say so myself. It will be available for sampling November 1 at Simply Homebrew for the Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day event.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #3 by joe t
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Freakin awesome, Mike! Love the Charlie Brown sound byte in the beginning!

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3 years 3 weeks ago #4 by PepeSylvia
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Here it is...


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3 years 3 weeks ago #5 by PepeSylvia
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I think there will be a lot of head space in that pumpkin :) It is huge. Nice job growing that bad boy. I am going to try and come out for a little while. But can't be there all day.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #6 by joe t
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Tomorrow, September 27 will be the pumpkin brew day at Simply Homebrew! We will be brewing 10 gallons of a pumpkin and spice flavored wort using a roasted pie pumpkin in the mash and fermenting it inside 2 giant pumpkins! One half will be pitched with a saison yeast and one with another yeast to be determined. These beers will be served on Teach a Friend to Homebrew day at Simply Homebrew on Saturday November 1. Come on out and help! It's sure to be a fun and unusual brew day!

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3 years 2 months ago #7 by joe t
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BRILLIANT!

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3 years 2 months ago #8 by PepeSylvia
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Dry rub the inside with spices and roast it with a heat gun :)

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3 years 2 months ago #9 by joe t
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Good info, Mike. So should we somehow roast the inside of the pumpkin? If so how? I wouldn't want to make a fire in it and get smoked pumpkin.

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3 years 2 months ago #10 by PepeSylvia
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #11 by joe t
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I should have 3 big pumpkins of different sizes for fermentors. I'd be all for an all brett beer. I found one forum post that said the skin would hold the beer with the flesh eaten away. We would need to ferment where it wouldn't be moved and keep an eye on it and siphon into something else if it seems like it's getting compromised.
As for the date, the big pumpkins(not mine) are usually on display at the Bloomsburg fair in late September so I think maybe mid to late September. Should have a good idea by the next meeting.
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3 years 2 months ago #12 by PepeSylvia
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Well that consuming the flesh part makes me want to do an all brett pumpkin ale in one of the others.

Will just the skin be enough to contain the liquid? :0

Unfortunately no pilgrim costume here.

Any dates floating around about this yet?

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3 years 2 months ago #13 by joe t
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I think the spiciness of a saison might compliment the pumpkin nicely. Never used the Belle saison. But if the saison guy recommends it, that's good enough for me.
Pumpkin update: 22" in diameter and not showing any signs of quitting.
There's also 2 more pumpkins about the size of beach balls and coming on strong. I've read that when fermenting in a pumpkin the yeast will consume the flesh, leaving just the skin. Creepy.
Not sure where we'd get pilgrim costumes. I suppose you already have one?

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3 years 2 months ago #14 by PepeSylvia
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Maybe the pumpkin will insulate it and lower the temperature :)

I am liking the sound of "Pumpkin Spice Saison"

Not sure how the flavors of a saison will work with pumpkin though... But I am down for anything.

I used mostly Pilsen Malt with some Rye and vienna a few Saisons. Also Hopped with EKG and sorachi for lemon flavor. I would not use Sorachi and maybe get rid of the Rye also. But it is super light in color. Maybe a dark saison.

I would Use either: Belle Saison Dry yeast Or WLP566 I think the Dry might be easier and I am happy with it.

Sounds fun Maybe we can dress up like pilgrams for brewday too :)

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3 years 2 months ago #15 by joe t
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I'm growing some pumpkins, french pie pumpkins for brewing and an Atlantic giant for the fermenter, and I would like to brew a pumpkin beer. Not sure when they will be ready but I would like to make it a club brew day, likely at Simply Homebrew.
Since the fermenter-pumpkin will probably be bubbling away on display at the store, without good temp control, maybe a pumpkin saison would be appropriate? Maybe our saison guy would like to collaborate on the recipe? :)
I'm not sure how big my giant will get, but it's an 18" sphere right now and will easily hold a 5 gallon batch. If it gets really big, it may take more than one mash tun/brewer to fill it.
Maybe someone/everyone would like to paint/draw on it for display so that everyone who comes into the store will see how much fun our club is? :)
With a bunch of pumpkin in the mash there's a fair chance of a stuck sparge. Good opportunity to continue our stuck sparge video series?
Maybe someone can use their homegrown hops to make it that much more of a club brew?
Whatcha think?
Any other ideas?

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