Imagine the strange looks you would get if you purchased multiple cans of pumpkin in the middle of the summer. Yeah, those looks were given to me last week and they are becoming an annual event. For the past two summers, I have brewed a batch of Pumpkin Ale in July to ensure it is ready to drink in the fall. When I buy pumpkin in July, I am frequently asked about what I am making with pumpkin. And then I receive another strange look when I respond "beer".
After making my pumpkin brew this year, I decided to attempt to re-use some of the spent grains and left-over pumpkin from the beer brewing process. Some of the grains went into a spent grain bread and the pumpkin found its home in pie.