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Old 11-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Pumpkin Ale

i'm starting this one tomorrow, took pieces of various pumpkin recipes and here's what i got, looking for feedback:

8 lbs Light DME
1 lb Dark Brown Sugar
1 lb Biscuit
1 lb Caramel 80L
60 oz canned pumpkin (steeped for 30 minutes with grains)
1 oz hallertau (60 minutes)
1 oz willamette (5 minutes)
3/4 tsp McCormicks Pumpkin Spice (5 minutes)
2 packs S-05 dry yeast

add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to priming solution in bottling bucket.
Any thoughts or ideas, reverse teh hop schedule or etc?

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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I'm making a pumpkin ale tomorrow as well. Looking for tips

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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I'm making a pumpkin ale tomorrow as well. Looking for tips
i just took pieces from different recipes i liked and threw this together, the guys at the brew shop said it should turn out alright, i guess we will find out
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I use canned pumpkin in the mash with mine. I add rice hulls so I don't get a stuck run off. I add the spices to the boil.

The night before I spread out the pumpkin on baking sheets and bake it at 350 for 30-45 minutes to caramelize some of the sugars.

My last batch I added 3 large cans of Libby Brand to the mash with a pound of rice hulls (all grain recipe) and had no problems. If doing a five gallon batch you only need one packet of dry yeast, just rehydrate it first.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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I just tapped open the keg of my first ever pumpkin ale and have to say it is pretty drinkable. I really don't care for the over the top pumpkin beers some people like and my girlfriend thought I should try one with pumpkins from our garden so I set out to make a lighter brown ale with a hint of pumpkin spice. Overall I'd have to say I was pretty successful. It smells like pumpkin spice, tastes up front like a brown ale and has a kind of lingering pumpkin spice to it that is by no means overwhelming. If you want I detailed the process from researching the style to recipe formation to brew day on my blog. Link to it below and scroll down.

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I just tapped open the keg of my first ever pumpkin ale and have to say it is pretty drinkable. I really don't care for the over the top pumpkin beers some people like and my girlfriend thought I should try one with pumpkins from our garden so I set out to make a lighter brown ale with a hint of pumpkin spice. Overall I'd have to say I was pretty successful. It smells like pumpkin spice, tastes up front like a brown ale and has a kind of lingering pumpkin spice to it that is by no means overwhelming. If you want I detailed the process from researching the style to recipe formation to brew day on my blog. Link to it below and scroll down.
i agree with you othe over the top pumkins beers, i do like PumKing, also Dogfish Punking is great, however i was not a fan of UFO pumpkin, too much stice in it for me. Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin is fantastic
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started this yesterday, the SG was higher than anticipated. I took the reading at 74 degrees and it was 1.075.

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Yeah I made mine yesterday and the of was a little high as well at 1.068.

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i'm happy it was higher than anticpated, hopefully we will have a high abv 7%-8% is great for me.

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