Originally Posted by Boerderij_Kabouter
I am brewing whatever I choose this Saturday morning.
You better brew before judging the contest. Afterwards you may be a little
Right now for my recipe I'm thinking something along the lines of
6% ABV so it's easily drinkable but gives a little warmth in the cold months
Probably 25-30 IBU of a neutral hop all at 90 minutes.
Golden Promise base
British crystal 34 or 45 (can't decide yet) probably about a pound
a pound of torrified wheat for a little body/head retention
a couple ounces of victory malt
4 oz. of molasses
Single infusion mash at 150 for 60 minutes.
I'm negotiable on amount of pumpkin too, the commercial brewers in the first post seem to be using way too little, which probably accounts for the lack of pumpkin flavor in most commercial pumpkin ales. I want to go with enough to be really noticable, without sticking the sparge to the point that I have to abandon the beer. Right now I'm thinking 2 or 3 of the big cans of puree.
Haven't decided on spice amounts yet but will be some combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice with some fresh ginger, added with 5 minutes remaining in the boil.