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Old 11-03-2010, 02:39 AM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: S-05, S-04   
Yeast Starter: 2000ml   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.063   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 13.5   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 10.7   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @66F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @66F   
Tasting Notes: Just a hint of spice. This would make a good beer on it's own. SWMBO loves it...   

Ingredients
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) (2.0 SRM) 66.32 %
2 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) 16.58 %
8.00 oz Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) 4.15 %
8.00 oz Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) 4.15 %
8.00 oz Torrified Wheat (1.7 SRM) 4.15 %
1.00 oz Carafa I, Dehusked (375.0 SRM) 0.52 %
4.0 oz Light Brown Sugar (8.0 SRM) 2.07 %
4.0 oz Maple Syrup (Secondary) (3.0 SRM) 2.07 %
0.25 oz Horizon [11.60 %] (60 min) 11.7 IBU
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [4.40 %] (10 min) 1.8 IBU
1.00 Sugar Pumpkin (5lbs) (Mash)
2.00 Cans (15 oz) Butternut Squash (Mash + Boil)
1.00 Can (15 oz) Pumpkin (Mash + Boil)
1.00 Can (15 oz) Sweet Potato (Mash + Boil)
1.00 tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice (Boil 1.0 min)
0.50 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (Secondary)
1.00 Vanilla Bean (Secondary)
1 Pkg American Ale (DCL #S-05) or
1 Pkg English Ale (DCL #S-04)

Single Step Mash
Saacrification: 152F / 60 min
Mash Out: 68F / 10 min

Notes
1. Roast cut up sugar pumpkin on cookie sheet @350F for 1Hr.
2. Roast canned veggies on cookie sheet @350F for 1Hr. Reserve half of this for the boil.
3. Get as much pumpkin out of mash as you can and add to boil along with balance of canned pumpkin (use strainer bag).
4. Secondary: Add 4 oz. maple syrup, 1/2 tsp spice and vanilla bean.
5. Bottle: Use 7.5 oz (weight) maple syrup per 5 gallons.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #2

Version 2 this weekend. Used four sugar pumpkins and three 29 oz cans pumpkin in mash. Way too much. Stuck mash (RIMS) and sparge. Was like cement at botton of mash tun! Also used one 29 oz can pumpkin in boil.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:46 PM   #3

Brewing 15 gallons of this tomorrow. Gonna take 5 gallons of it, add some DME and light brown sugar. Hop slightly different and ferment with 3711 Saison yeast. 10 gallons of Pumpkin Ale and 5 gallons of Pumpkin Saison!
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #4

Stingy Jack Legend:
The Irish brought the tradition of the Jack O'Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O'Lantern was not a pumpkin.The Jack O'Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History. As the story goes, Stingy Jack was a miserable, old drunk who liked to play tricks on everyone: family, friends, his mother and even the Devil himself. One day, he tricked the Devil into climbing up an apple tree. Once the Devil climbed up the apple tree, Stingy Jack hurriedly placed crosses around the trunk of the tree. The Devil was then unable to get down the tree. Stingy Jack made the Devil promise him not to take his soul when he died. Once the devil promised not to take his soul, Stingy Jack removed the crosses and let the Devil down.

Many years later, when Jack finally died, he went to the pearly gates of Heaven and was told by Saint Peter that he was too mean and too cruel, and had led a miserable and worthless life on earth. He was not allowed to enter heaven. He then went down to Hell and the Devil. The Devil kept his promise and would not allow him to enter Hell. Now Jack was scared and had nowhere to go but to wander about forever in the darkness between heaven and hell. He asked the Devil how he could leave as there was no light. The Devil tossed him an ember from the flames of Hell to help him light his way. Jack placed the ember in a hollowed out Turnip, one of his favorite foods which he always carried around with him whenever he could steal one. For that day onward, Stingy Jack roamed the earth without a resting place, lighting his way as he went with his "Jack O'Lantern".

On all Hallow's eve, the Irish hollowed out Turnips, rutabagas, gourds, potatoes and beets. They placed a light in them to ward off evil spirits and keep Stingy Jack away. These were the original Jack O'Lanterns. In the 1800's a couple of waves of Irish immigrants came to America. The Irish immigrants quickly discovered that Pumpkins were bigger and easier to carve out. So they used pumpkins for Jack O'Lanterns.
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