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Old 09-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: 1056   
Yeast Starter: 2L   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: 2L   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25   
Original Gravity: 1.069   
Final Gravity: 1.021   
IBU: 35   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90   
Color: 15.5   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 @68   
Additional Fermentation: None   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None   
Tasting Notes: see below   

Hey All,

Wanted to try to brew a pumpkin ale but there was no pumpkin around. So I improvised.

I also wanted to end up with a higher FG so that it was on the maltier/sweeter (less dry side) so when I 'mashed' I did so without anything that would help to convert the sugars in the other ingredients.

I roasted 8lbs of butternut squash at 350 for 70 minutes then added it all along with the specialty grains listed below and steep at 154F for 60 minutes.

Specialty Grains

0.50 lb Special B
0.25 lb Aromatic
0.25 lb Crystal 40L
0.25 lb crystal 60L

Then I added 3.5lb of ligt DME and 3.5 lb of wheat DME and the following hop schedule

1oz EKG (60)
.5oz Summit (60)
.5oz fuggle (15)
.25 fuggle (1)
.25 ekg (1)

I added 1/2lb malto dextrine at 1 minute and 1lb of lactose as well at 1 min

I made my own pumpkin spice mix and added a total of 4 tsp after primary fermentation stopped (about 2 weeks) as well as 1.5TBSP of vanilla and .5 TBSP of almond extract.

It has been a month and its about time to bottle --- And the taste is PERFECT.

Just the right amount of spice... hint of bitterness from the hops behind a residual sweetness that remained from the butternut squash and lactose.

The malto contributed to a great mouthfeel

Cant wait to carb this and drink it!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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How's it coming along? Sounds interesting to me.

 
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Turned out very good. A good malty backbone with a smooth finish. The spice is just right as is the sweetness. Turned out to be my favorite pumpkin ale of the season.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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This is very intriguing. Anything you would change?

 
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
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Good question.
I would probably swap out the late hops for a spicier one - maybe a saaz.
Also, a slight increase in the malto, lactose and almond extract. Perhaps 10% more of each.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #6
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Nice. I think i might try this in a couple weeks when i have a carboy available. How long did it sit in bottles before you popped em open?

 
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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Hey
After 3 weeks it was just right!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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Nice.
I read "about a month, time to bottle", did you secondary or just let it ride in primary?

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #9
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Whenever I am under 6 weeks I just go with a primary only and have had no probs.
Let it ride a month in the primary and youll be fine.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #10
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another note. Once the fermentation has stop, tastes in and make your own call on whether to add more of any of the spices or extracts.
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