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dave tevis
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Username: Azshtr

Post Number: 22
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This might be considered a double post... or I highjacked another post and this is the correct one. Either way sorry for the etiquette (sic).

I brewed a "pumpkin ale" but only used the spices this year. Basically an ale with spices added in. I was intending to add Pumpkin exctract oils but couldn't find any. While it is good its not what I had in mind. Sure enough... as soon as I get the beer kegged I find the exctract oil. What are your opinions of adding a few drops to the keg to bump the pumpkin flavor?
 

Doug J
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Post Number: 22
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oil + Beer = bad
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 1096
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try adding to a glass of beer to try it out instead of possibly ruining a whole keg.

What the formula should read is Oil + Beer = No Head. Although are you sure the extract is oil based?
 

Doug Pescatore
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Post Number: 940
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beer + Hop Oil = Good

Go figure?
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 1098
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think that hop oil is chemically an oil like say corn, canola, or other cooking oils that do affect head retention. It is extracted from hops and is more viscous than water.

I think that sometimes things are called oils if they are somewhat of that viscosity. That's why I'm wondering if the pumpkin extract is actually an oil or oil based.
 

Bob L.
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Post Number: 69
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 09:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pumpkin oil is actualy pumpkin seed oil, sometimes cut with another oil (sunflower) to cut costs. I have not used it but I understand when used in cooking, salad dressings, etc. it has more of a nutty flavor than a pumpkin flavor. As an oil it will probably hurt head retention. I would taste it before I used it.
 

dave tevis
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Post Number: 23
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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure of the makeup of the oil. I'll have some soon and will try it in a glass. The exctract I've smelled was definatly pumpkin in frangrance, not nutty. It will be an interesting experiment.
Thanks for the help.
 

dave tevis
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Post Number: 24
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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 12:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ReReading Bob L.'s post... I'm using a pumpkin exctract not an oil as in cooking type oil. They call it an oil however, as they do all the flavoring exctracts, but it comes in a tiny bottle and is used for flavor.
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 1099
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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I'm using a pumpkin exctract not an oil as in cooking type oil. They call it an oil however, as they do all the flavoring exctracts, but it comes in a tiny bottle and is used for flavor."

That's exactly what I suspected! It should be OK. I'd still test the dosage on a small amount of beer first and scale up if you like the effect.
 

Dan Mossman
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Post Number: 112
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 02:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mmmm. Let us know how that turns out. Although Pumpkin has a VERY subtle flavor, I'd bet that what comes through in the extract should be good (of course, unless it's not, then. . . more okay beer to hold us over until the really good one comes through! )

---Brew it up!-Dan
 

dave tevis
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got the pumpkin exctract the other day. This may be good for cooking but not to add directly to the finished beer. I may just go back to using pumpkin.