Can you just use pumpkin pie spice to make a pumpkin ale? If so how much. Base recipe is slightly hopped blonde ale. Thanks for any help.
I would use real pumpkin or you will end up with a spiced blonde and no pumpkin flavor.
Ditto on using some pumpkin.
I made a partial mash pumpkin ale recently and the pumpkin does add flavor.
I used a teaspoon of spice at flameout and another 3/4 teaspooon in the fermentor after a week.
Just stole a sample from my pumpkin ale last night & was delicious. Huge pumpkin pie & graham crust flavor. I steeped 4# of pumpkin puree in a 10 gallon batch for the last 5 minutes of the boil. Used a BIAB sack to do this. Cheap & easy.
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