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Old 10-04-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Anyone ever brew a Shipyard Pumphin head clone? We really like this drink this time of year and id like to clone this beer. Most of these winter spice or pumpkin style beers tend to be darker not light like this beer. I usually dont like spiced beers unless it a "Wit" and i like my ambers malty not spicy. any recipies for a Light colored Ale with pumpkin spice?

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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there are already a fair few pumpkin recipes google pumkin beer brewtalk or i think they might be under veg in the recipes section but i think your to late to brew for this halloween/chirstmass from what ive read if you brew now your looking a oct 2011

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you could just brew up a light ale like one of these:

then add spices at the end of your boil. You could have that ready by halloween if you get on it today.

search "pumpkin ale" at the top of this forum, find a recipe and use the spice instructions, typically cinamon, nutmeg etc. during the last 5 minutes.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
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Funny, i JUST had a shipyard pumpkin head ale on saturday. I didn't find it particularly light colored for a pumpkin was the same color in fact as the Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale I had saturday (can you tell I was tasting various pumpkin brews?)

I'm sure there are darker examples out there. the brew I made last year was based on the number 1 recipe in the database here. Its either Yoopers or Yuri's recipe...I can't remember which. But you wanna read that thread for sure!

and I did my spice addition in secondary, steeped as a tea then cooled and added to the carboy.
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