I've been trying as many pumpkin ales as I can get my hands on and Pugsley's series smashed pumpkin is the best I've tasted. It is big and malty with an amazing pumpkin pie flavor at the end. I want to make a 5 gallon partial mash that will come as close to possible. The back of the bottle mentions the malt and hops that are used and I think I can mimic the spice,(tastes like any generic pumpkin pie spice), but I'm not sure about putting the whole recipe together.
I emailed Alan Pugsley and he actually responded! He told me the malt ratio was 35% wheat, 2% Munich and the rest 2 row. I didn't ask him for a whole recipe, he was nice enough to respond at all and I didn't want to be pushy. The bottle mentions hallertau and Willamette hops and I am trying for just enough hops to balance out a 1088 OG - 9%ABV
Can any of you guys offer suggestions on how a 5 gallon partial mash recipe would look? I am going to try and use canned pumpkin and I am guessing around 60oz because that seems to be the common amount in some of the pumpkin recipes I've seen.