Critique my Pumpkin Ale Recipe...
Tis the season to be brewing up some nice fall themed beer! I'm going to be trying my first Pumpkin Ale this week (probably Tuesday since I don't have enough dry malt extract to get my yeast starter going tonight). Anyway, I wanted some input from you guys who have made pumpkin beers before about my recipe. Please let me know what you think!
6 Gallon Batch, ~80% efficiency
10.2 lbs 2-Row
1 lbs Crystal 60L
0.5 lbs Special Roast
1 lbs Brown Sugar (in the boil at 60 mins)
1 oz Northern Brewer 60 mins
1 oz Fuggles 15 mins
1 tbs of Pumpkin Pie Spice at 5 mins and another 0.5 tbs of Pumpkin Pie Spice at 0 mins
2 8 oz Cans of Organic Pure Pumpkin Puree in the Mash Tun with 0.5 lbs of Rice Hulls
Yeast WLP002 English Ale
I collected 7.5 gallons of wort for a Pre-boil gravity of 1.052 and ended up with 6.25 gallons after the boil with a gravity of 1.059
I think next time a 75 min boil would be helpful to hit my target gravity a little closer
Reason: Updating the actual recipe I used with the suggestions made below