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Old 06-11-2017, 12:30 PM   #11
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I would use butter nut squash myself.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #12
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I wish i knew that before i bought loads of large pumpkins. I have so many i had to put some on beams. One fell off narrowly missing my head. Looks like i will be using squash and using the others for xmas lanterns.
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You can use the Jack O' Lantern Pumpkins. You just may want to use a bit more as they can be watery. Definitely roast them up first to get the sugars out and reduce the water content.
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I put this recipe into brewers friend and got 23l at 1053, only 2 points from 7kg of fresh pumpkin with a PPG of 1. Surely this cant be right. Presumed the pumpkin is used for its sugar content and not taste. If i input dried pumpkin it almost doubles the ABV. I don't want a strong beer and i don't want to end up with 40l diluted. Any ideas as round 4.5% would be ideal.

1 large pumpkin around 5kg
1 butternut squash 2kg

3.2 kg Maris Otter
1kg Munich
500g Wheat
200g Amber
100g Special W
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Old 18-11-2017, 03:15 PM   #15
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Finally brewed one, used some rice hulls so i did not get a stuck mash but the lauter was very slow. Wort was a lovely pale orange, not sure how much came from the squash though. Here is the recipe;

mashed at 67C, mashout 75c
23l batch
3.6kg Mariss Otter
600g flaked barley
180g amber
90g crystal 60
850g wheat
100g special w
1 butternut squash and medium large pumpkin
roasted 100minutes

18g Magnum @60
15g Hallertaue Mittelfruh @5
cinamom stick @5
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 vanilla pod
1/10th of a nutmeg
CML US pale ale yeast
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PUMPKIN ALE USING WILCO CERVEZA KIT AS A BASE

Day One
Finely sliced 3 x Pumpkins into 8 litres of water.
Added 1 x Tablespoon of Mixed Spice and 8 Cloves and boiled for two hours.
Allowed brew to cool, minced with blender and reboiled.

Day Two
Strained out most “bits” with coarse colander.
Added 1 x Tablespoon of All Spice.
Added can of malt from Wilco Cerveza kit.
Brought back to boil and allowed to cool.

Day Three
Transferred to FV.
Brought volume up to 23 litres with cold water.
Pitched yeast at 20 degrees and fermenting at same temperature.

OG was 1.030 which should give +/-3% ABV after carbonation.

Started 15th November and MAY BE READY FOR NEW YEAR - but will be better for the cold days of late January!
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Does that taste a bit clovey by any chance? I decided not to add any in the end. Had a massive krausen with this beer. Glad i have a large FV or would of been everywhere, still bubbling away. Hope i can drink it before the end of January.
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Does that taste a bit clovey by any chance? I decided not to add any in the end. Had a massive krausen with this beer. Glad i have a large FV or would of been everywhere, still bubbling away. Hope i can drink it before the end of January.
I'm hoping that the "All Spice" flavour carries through to the finished product. Last year it was really faint so I deliberately added double the amount and the extra cloves.

The brew took off like a train but after four days it's started to slow down a bit. I presume that the yeast contained in the Cerveza Kit is a bottom fermenting type because there is little or no krausen to be seen through the FV.

BTW, when I worked in Indonesia I got hooked on the local fags which contained ground up cloves!

Out there, you can spot a smoker a mile away. The fags spit and crackle like burning heather and every smoker has a load of tiny burns down the front of his shirt!
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Ah yes now i remember. I have friend in Japan who smokes them. They stink.
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