Halloween Brews?

Forum for all brewing related questions and information

Moderators: triple-oh_six, yeastmeister

Halloween Brews?

Postby yeastmeister » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:45 am

Ok, I'll start this off. What's everyones traditional halloween brew? Mine is a pumpkin ale that I make to be consumed every halloween.

Anyone else?

Image
Last edited by yeastmeister on Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
yeastmeister
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:41 am
Location: Lafayette, LA

Postby redtail28 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:30 am

I havent brewed anything special for halloween.
I have my Moose Drool clone for this year. I'll
bring a keg of it to the meeting, after we taste it we need to come up
with a name. I'm think "Tidal Surge"
" Jeder muÃ? an etwas glauben, und ich glaube, ich trinke noch einen."
User avatar
redtail28
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Lafayette La

Postby Mob_Barley » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:29 pm

I made a Weizenbock this year. Like Jamil says, it's like adult candy. I may make this my Halloween tradition, maybe Christmas too.
"Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of good beer."
User avatar
Mob_Barley
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:05 pm
Location: Baldwin, Louisiana

Postby aleguy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:54 pm

While I didn't make anything especially for Samhain, I did make an experimental brew that would probably best be described as an American golden pale strong ale. The first version is a little too grapefruity from the Amarillo hops. Once i get my hops sorted out I'll start refining my technique and malt bill.
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby aleguy » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:18 am

Well my second attempt at my strange brew still finished too high (1.022) I don't know what is going on. I mashed at 148 degrees and put in a lb of sucrose to lighten the body, but the fermentation finished fast again and the F.G. is too high, I was thinking it would finish at 1.012 or so.
Anyway, I'm putting that project on the back burner for now and brewing a pumpkin ale. I guess it's something that every homebrewer seems to try at least once, sooner or later. Somehow, one of us is eventually going to learn how to make the pumpkin flavor come through.
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby redtail28 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:16 pm

Maybe your yeast is on break give some time.

Shipyard is from my limited memory a good pumkin beer.
" Jeder muÃ? an etwas glauben, und ich glaube, ich trinke noch einen."
User avatar
redtail28
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Lafayette La

Postby aleguy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:17 am

Too late. it's kegged up already.Besides I don't think I want it any stronger.
I had three glasses last night and i was more drunk than I care to be.
My pumpkin ale is brewed, but it seemed like all the pumpkin got strained out with the hops. I'm thinking I'll mash some more pumpkin by itself (with added enzymes) and just add it to the secondary. Fermentation id very vigorous, the airlock gets blown dry in about five minutes. I guess the pumpkin added something the yeast really like. I've never had all the water blown out of the airlock before.
I'm afraid this pumpkin ale may end up being really strong, though I have no way of knowing how strong because I forgot to take an O.G. reading. I was shooting for about 8%, but I guess maybe the pumpkin contributed a lot of sugar.
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby zeeboz » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:47 pm

Nice pumpkins Yeastmeister. What happened to that guy in the front? Did he drink too much of your pumkin ale? :D :oops:

(Just teasing - your beer is great)

Since I won't be home for holloween I just brewed an Oatmeal Stout.
It's "chillin out" on secondary now.
zeeboz
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:39 pm
Location: Abbeville, LA


Return to DeadYeast Main Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron