New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Recipe Critique Please: American Pumpkin Wheat Ale

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lexington
Posts: 444
Liked 35 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default Recipe Critique Please: American Pumpkin Wheat Ale

Well this is my first attempt at creating a recipe for a more involved beer (so far I've just created a few basic lagers/porters). I'm hoping to make this one just in time for October so here it is...
5 gallon Batch..

5# Malted Wheat
3.5# Lager Malt
1.2# Carapils Malt

Protein Rest 122˚/20 minutes
Scarification Rest 152˚/40 minutes

Boil - 60 min
.5 oz Saaz (60 min)
.5 oz Saaz (30 min)

Yeast: Wyeast 1010 - American wheat

1) 2.5# Fresh (neck or rogue) pumpkin cut up into 1 inch cubes and rolled in brown sugar. Bake at 300˚ for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Add to beginning of mash.

2) Spice Tea - 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice and 1tps nutmeg boiled for 10-15 min in a cup of water. Let cool, then added to wort at KO/flame out.

Brewhouse efficiency: 80%
OG: 1.057
TG: 1.014
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 16

Notes: I'm going for the refreshing body of a wheat beer with some of the malt flavors coming through, I don't want too much of an overwhelming pumpkin/spice flavor so that it overpowers the malts.

A few questions:
1) Should I include a mash-out step? I've heard that raw pumpkin can be really quite gummy so maybe loosening up all the sugars could help prevent a stuck sparge?

2) Do you think this is too spicy to meet my expectations for the beer? I really want people to know they are drinking a wheat beer not just a vegetable/spice one.

ALL critques/comments are welcome - I'm really quite new to the whole writing up a recipe business. Thanks!


Last edited by skibb; 09-08-2009 at 03:53 PM.
skibb is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique my Pumpkin Wheat grain bill SenorWanderer Recipes/Ingredients 6 09-05-2011 04:02 PM
Recipe critique please: pumpkin wheat ale skibb Recipes/Ingredients 5 10-10-2010 01:54 PM
American Wheat critique? JPicasso Recipes/Ingredients 11 05-05-2010 01:49 PM
Critique My American Wheat Recipe Please Rhymenoceros Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-20-2009 11:05 PM
American Wheat critique? SkaBoneBenny Recipes/Ingredients 2 03-23-2007 08:58 PM