Just finished brewing a nice Harvest Pumpkin ale in time for Oktoberfest. The one thing I noticed is I may have had a little too much pumpkin in the recipe and it may have overpowered the pumpkin spices.
6lbs. Muntons Ex-Light Dry Malt Extract
1 oz. Willamette hops (60 min.)
1 oz. Hallertauer hops (15 min.)
Pumpkin spices (all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg) (15 min.)
3 cans of Whole Foods Organic Pumpkin (each can is 14 oz.) (15 min.)
(recipe called for 2 1/2 lbs. of pumpkin)
White Labs WPL002 English Ale Yeast
Pumpkin also sits in primary for 5 days
OG states it should be 1.047 however I hit 1.060
FG states it should be 1.012.
ABV shows 4.5%
Question - if my FG also hits 1.012, will that mean my ABV is actually higher? What would cause this? I know that the temps here in Phoenix are quite high (today around 110F at brew time).
Thoughts on the recipe? It's an extract kit and the sample I took had an overwhelming pumpkin flavor but I don't know if that will mellow once the beer ferments.