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Old 01-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Munton and Fison Ale Yeast
Yeast Starter: n/a
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.010
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 70
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days @ 70
Tasting Notes: very smooth low malt, low hop, very pumpkin

My first brew ever, I also got the inspiration to name the brew after my future first son Charles


6lbs of Gold LME

Steeping Grains:
8 oz. carapils
8 oz. caramel 10L

60 minute spices:
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tbs Mccormick pumpkin pie spice (last 15 min)

Bake:
30oz of Libby's unspiced pumpkin filling (roasted at 350F 1 hour)
1 lb clover honey
2tbs Mccormick pumpkin pie spice

Hops:
1 oz. Mt. Hood (60 min)
1 oz. Cascade (15 min)

Boil the grains for 30 minutes, then ditch them. At this point the baked mix of the pumpkin, honey, and spices should be ready to pull out of the oven. Pull the wort off the burner and mix in the LME, brown sugar, and pumpkin bake. I mixed as well as possible so when this was at full boil there were no pumpkin clumps. Throw in the Mt. Hood at the start of the boil.......and wait.......I threw in 1/2 a tbs of pumpkin pie mix at 30 min of boil. Then in the last 15 min toss in the Cascade and the remaining 1/2 tbs of pumpkin mix, 2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of nutmeg.

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I definitely recommend going to a secondary carboy after the initial primary to clear up this beer. Anytime there is this much pumpkin in the batch there will be plenty of stuff floating around. My only regret is that on first taste, when I was switching over to the secondary, I didn’t get ENOUGH pumpkin taste next batch I will be using 60oz of pumpkin filling and bumping up my spices.

But at this time I am still waiting for a "finished" product so after a couple weeks in the bottle I will get back with some pics and a better critique

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Time for an update. Its been a week and 3 days since bottling. Now I could be biased since I made this brew but it is probably on my top 5 of tastiest pumpkin beers ever! The pumpkin flavors immediately hit you then a nice spice after taste not too strong. Just a delicious beer.

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That looks awesome. I'm planning a pumpkin ale to have ready for the fall. I will definitely keep this recipe in mind.

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Only one person out of everyone I let try this beer loved it. The reason said person didnt like it was the honey addition wish he could still smell. But a lot of people loved that. I believe the reason you could even taste the honey was because I added it to the bake and not directly into the wirt. So it worked it way into the final flavor. But it made my beer unique and delicious.

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Thanks for this recipe!! Getting ready to make our first Pumpkin Ale soon so that it is ready for fall.

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People will like this beer. It seems like it can please a broad audience.

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