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Old 07-23-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default Pumpkin ale advise

I will be brewing a pumkpin ale in mid-august and need some input. Any suggestions on a top-notch kit? I am thinking about the switchblade jack kit from Jasper, but i would like to add an extra pound or 2 of pumpkin. I am open to scratch recipes as well.



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Old 07-23-2013, 03:01 AM   #2
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The best I've made is with pumpkin spice and leave out the pumpkin .



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Old 07-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #3
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This link here is for a very popular recipe on HBT by Reno envy. I brewed it last year and loved it.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/

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Old 07-23-2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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Samhain Pumpkin Ale is the best ever!!!

Use Marris Otter instead of Golden Promise as the base grain

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/samhain-pumpkin-ale-140674/

That's my .02

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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My pumpkin ale has been well-received. It's mostly an extract brew, but uses a mini-mash that you can easily do on a stovetop. You can even use one small can of canned pumpkin instead of doing the long roasting process that is described.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/scary-balz-pumpkin-ale-263657/

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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If you go the recipe database on here there are several good ones that are toward the top that also have a lot of feedback. This is what I did last year and will be doing again this weekend. This was very well received at tailgates at football games last fall.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/thunderstruck-pumpkin-ale-ag-extract-versions-26699/

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Ill be brewing my first pumpkin as well. Using real baked pumpkin with brown sugar and maple syrup along with pumpkin spice in the batch. Fingers crossed

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Ill be brewing my first pumpkin as well. Using real baked pumpkin with brown sugar and maple syrup along with pumpkin spice in the batch. Fingers crossed
Please update with progress.

From everything I've read, the addition of actual pumpkin makes it impossible to clarify..

I've been looking at trying to make something like a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin (I would say Southern Tier Pumking, but I haven't had it... yet)
But I haven't been able to find an agreed upon clone of the WIPA yet..
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Please update with progress.

From everything I've read, the addition of actual pumpkin makes it impossible to clarify..

I've been looking at trying to make something like a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin (I would say Southern Tier Pumking, but I haven't had it... yet)
But I haven't been able to find an agreed upon clone of the WIPA yet..
Ill do one better. Ill videotape it and post it to my YouTube channel. Southern tier is egh ok. Have not tried weyerbacher yet although the place I go to has a couple cases. I do like the DFH punkin, I'm wondering If I should use my vanilla brown recipe as a base or stick with an amber?

Im brewing this in 2 weeks
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Please update with progress.

From everything I've read, the addition of actual pumpkin makes it impossible to clarify..
..
I have heard this as well. im going to use some tabs and cold crash it for 2weeks to better my chances..but in the end I don't mind a coudy beer as long as it tastes good


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