Originally Posted by qzpm150
3 years old, any update?
I tried the recipe above as my first all-grain batch. I just came across a bottle in the cellar (the very last one, now a year old). I used too much nutmeg, but the flavor was pretty much right on otherwise.
I now use iBrewmaster for my recipes, and here is what I have down for notes etc.:
Type: All Grain
Boil Size: 11.54 gal
Boil Time: 60 minutes
OG: 1.114 (system says 1.095, but doesn't account for pumpkin) Notes say 1.114
18 lbs Malting Company of Ireland Stout Malt (higher enzyme ratio than Pale)
9 lbs Vienna Malt
4.5 lbs Munich Malt
2 lbs Dingeman's Biscuit (Hellllooooo crust!!!!)
1.8 lbs Caramalt
1.5 lbs Victory Malt (rounds out the pie crust)
~9lbs of roasted pumpkin (straight from the garden. Notes say: "Cut into 1-2" cubes. Roasted at 350 degrees for 1 hour with 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice")
2 lbs rice hulls (1lb into each mash tun)
Notes: This was a very large grain bill, and required 2 - 10 gallon mash tuns.
Mash Temp: Water temp of 176, 46 quarts. 158 for 45 minutes
Decoction: Decot 20 quarts of mash, heat to 190 and return to mash.
Mashout after 10 minutes.
2 oz Northern Brewer @ 60 min
1 Tbsp ground clove @ 0 min
1 Tbsp allspice @ 0 min
1 Tbsp cardamom @ 0 min
1 Tbsp Cinammon @ 0 min
1tsp Nutmeg @ 0 min
Yeast: WY 1098 (British Ale Yeast made into 2-2L starters)
Primary Fermentation: 21 days at 68
Secondary: 21 days at 68
Cold Crash x 48 hours at 36 degrees prior to bottling.
After 3 months, this tastes really sweet and smooth. The spices overwhelm the nose a bit, and the biscuit malt is very noticeable. Maybe should have bottled a small test batch with lactose for a whipped cream feel.
4 months, boozy and rich. Bold spice. Nutmeg most prevalent among all others. No noticeable hop smell. Really don't want more than 1 of these at a time.
5 months, this is not a Spring Beer! Still tastes and smells boozy, but finishes smoother than last time (I think). Deep red color with really nice clarity. Biscuit malt is still present, but not as punch you in the face as before. This should be a 1-year age minimum beer. Too big for earlier tastings.
9 months, Punkin' [pi symbol] Ale is ready! It has developed a smooth mouthfeel, replacing the boozy smell with Nutmeg 1st, then cinnamon. It goes down warm and spicy, with a real sweet crust lingering afterwards. Not Graham Crackers, but not just bread.