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(WGME Portland)   The Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch each year as a fermentation vessel to bring beer to all the good little children of drinking age   (wgme.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Saco River Brewing, P-Funk, Saco River  
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444 clicks; posted to Food » on 02 Dec 2022 at 11:20 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-02 11:40:25 AM  
How heavy is this ale? Everybody's got a little lite under the sun...
 
2022-12-02 1:04:27 PM  
Be curious to find out what the primary attenuator(s) was (were).  Did they do straight servo or a mixed culture (lacto, pedio, Brett + servo)?  What effect, if any, did the mixed culture, if they used on, have on the walls of the "vessel"? How'd they sanitize it?  How'd they transfer it without DO pickup?

So many questions.  Having a hard time imagining it was, um, very good.  Seems gimmicky, but I could be wrong.  I also hate pumpkin beers in general.
 
2022-12-02 1:35:43 PM  
according to the link they are gonna release the P Funk

Parliament - P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (1975)
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2022-12-02 1:36:41 PM  
Reminds me of cooking stuffing in a bird carcass. Seems possibly unsanitary.
 
2022-12-02 3:13:26 PM  
Did a batch of pumpkin spice beer one time, used a couple of little sugar pie pumpkins shredded and added to the wort the last few minutes of the boil, i recall the cooked pumpkin making straining the wort difficult. 7 lbs malt. Spice was celestial seasonings cinnamon spice tea, a whole box of it made into a very strong tea and added at bottling for a strong spice note, regular ale yeast used and fermented in a glass carboy. Created in fall, aged over winter and summer in a cool cellar for the following fall. It was gloriously delicious, wish id done more than 2.5 cases...
 
2022-12-02 3:17:51 PM  

skiinstructor: Did a batch of pumpkin spice beer one time, used a couple of little sugar pie pumpkins shredded and added to the wort the last few minutes of the boil, i recall the cooked pumpkin making straining the wort difficult. 7 lbs malt. Spice was celestial seasonings cinnamon spice tea, a whole box of it made into a very strong tea and added at bottling for a strong spice note, regular ale yeast used and fermented in a glass carboy. Created in fall, aged over winter and summer in a cool cellar for the following fall. It was gloriously delicious, wish id done more than 2.5 cases...


Every year there's new homebrewers on homebrewtalk who plan on making a REAL pumpkin beer. We try to discourage them and point them to recipes with lots of spices.  There are always a few who follow up with: My pumpkin beer sparge is stuck, what should I do?
 
2022-12-02 3:41:45 PM  

natazha: skiinstructor: Did a batch of pumpkin spice beer one time, used a couple of little sugar pie pumpkins shredded and added to the wort the last few minutes of the boil, i recall the cooked pumpkin making straining the wort difficult. 7 lbs malt. Spice was celestial seasonings cinnamon spice tea, a whole box of it made into a very strong tea and added at bottling for a strong spice note, regular ale yeast used and fermented in a glass carboy. Created in fall, aged over winter and summer in a cool cellar for the following fall. It was gloriously delicious, wish id done more than 2.5 cases...

Every year there's new homebrewers on homebrewtalk who plan on making a REAL pumpkin beer. We try to discourage them and point them to recipes with lots of spices.  There are always a few who follow up with: My pumpkin beer sparge is stuck, what should I do?


I did one with my friend. I like to may a rye porter in the fall so I'm used to some sticky sparges. I made sure to use plenty of rice hulls in the mash for the pumpkin beer. I think we just used canned pumpkin.
 
2022-12-02 4:19:55 PM  
Flashhhhlight!
 
2022-12-02 4:32:06 PM  
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If it's anything like this sign me up
 
2022-12-02 5:14:26 PM  

soopey: natazha: skiinstructor: Did a batch of pumpkin spice beer one time, used a couple of little sugar pie pumpkins shredded and added to the wort the last few minutes of the boil, i recall the cooked pumpkin making straining the wort difficult. 7 lbs malt. Spice was celestial seasonings cinnamon spice tea, a whole box of it made into a very strong tea and added at bottling for a strong spice note, regular ale yeast used and fermented in a glass carboy. Created in fall, aged over winter and summer in a cool cellar for the following fall. It was gloriously delicious, wish id done more than 2.5 cases...

Every year there's new homebrewers on homebrewtalk who plan on making a REAL pumpkin beer. We try to discourage them and point them to recipes with lots of spices.  There are always a few who follow up with: My pumpkin beer sparge is stuck, what should I do?

I did one with my friend. I like to may a rye porter in the fall so I'm used to some sticky sparges. I made sure to use plenty of rice hulls in the mash for the pumpkin beer. I think we just used canned pumpkin.


Beta-glucanase is your friend for anything with rye in it.
 
2022-12-02 7:43:08 PM  
I've brewed a couple of batches In pumpkins   before.  It definitely needs the spices, but it can be pretty darned tasty.
 
2022-12-02 10:30:08 PM  
"Going down on a pumpkin" is one of those phrases that never crosses your mind your whole life, until it does.
 
2022-12-03 4:40:34 AM  

natazha: skiinstructor: Did a batch of pumpkin spice beer one time, used a couple of little sugar pie pumpkins shredded and added to the wort the last few minutes of the boil, i recall the cooked pumpkin making straining the wort difficult. 7 lbs malt. Spice was celestial seasonings cinnamon spice tea, a whole box of it made into a very strong tea and added at bottling for a strong spice note, regular ale yeast used and fermented in a glass carboy. Created in fall, aged over winter and summer in a cool cellar for the following fall. It was gloriously delicious, wish id done more than 2.5 cases...

Every year there's new homebrewers on homebrewtalk who plan on making a REAL pumpkin beer. We try to discourage them and point them to recipes with lots of spices.  There are always a few who follow up with: My pumpkin beer sparge is stuck, what should I do?


When i do a batch with malt extract and whatever else gets thrown in the brew, ill use a 5 gallon painters mesh bag in the funnel to the carboy. Be sure to sanitize them, get 3 or 4. It took time and was pretty messy but by moving the mesh bag around in the funnel itll eventually strain out. Good luck!
 
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