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Old 10-04-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
DubbelDach
 
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP029 Kolsch   
Yeast Starter: No   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.053   
Final Gravity: 1.013   
IBU: 26.3   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 11.04   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 @ 68F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12 @ 40F   
Tasting Notes: Oktoberfest ale with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice   

Grain Bill:
5.5 lbs. German 2-row Pils
4 lbs. German Vienna
1 lbs. German Light Munich
0.5 lbs. Breiss Carabrown 55L
15 oz. Libby's Pumpkin (canned) Dumped right into mash.

Single infusion mash (1.25 qts./lb.) at 154 degrees for 90 minutes.

I used Breiss Carabrown (55L) but in Beertools used British Crystal (55L) for the calculations... Couldn't find Carabrown on Beertools as it is a seasonal release.

Hops:
0.9 oz. Tettnanger (Pellets, 3.70 %AA) boiled 60 min.
0.5 oz. Hallertauer (Pellets, 4.30 %AA) boiled 30 min.
0.5 oz. Hallertauer (Pellets, 4.30 %AA) boiled 15 min.

Spices:
1.5 tbs. Pumpkin Pie Spice (Add with 5 mins left in boil)

Ferment coooool as you can to give the Kolsch yeast a clean, lager character. After fermenting at about 68, I racked and threw it in the fridge for some cold aging. Didn't have a lot of time or patience though, but it tastes awesome.



A big plus is that I made this with a solid base. This Oktoberfest ale recipe is a mix-up of EdWort's/Biermuncher's recipes and techniques. The Carabrown is wonderful. Was hoping it might add graham cracker notes as the package suggests and it does. Great grain!!!

I have failed miserably at making my own spicing schedule for pumpkin beers in the past. But I nailed it this time. Not overpowering, nice and smooth. Do yourself a favor and just use the much-maligned McCormick's Pumpkin Pie Spice. It's easily obtained and it's the perfect blend. It's all I'll use from now on. I added it right at the end of the boil and I didn't need to add any more later.

Will make this every year!!!


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Old 10-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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I'm all over this! I'm not sure if it's the recipe or the label, love the Misfits (and the recipe looks quite interesting as well)

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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Subscribed! This one sounds really good
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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This looks like a solid recipe, although I would lager this with Wyeast 2308. Cheers!

 
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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Ive been lurking on this forum for a while now just never had anything to add so I never created an account. I'm new to brewing and don't quite have the equipment for all grain - is there a way to convert this to a partial mash?

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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I've personally never done partial mash..but I have a friend who does. If someone doesn't post it before I get it for you I'll help you out. Cheers!

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dubbeldach View Post
i have failed miserably at making my own spicing schedule for pumpkin beers in the past. But i nailed it this time. Not overpowering, nice and smooth. Do yourself a favor and just use the much-maligned mccormick's pumpkin pie spice. It's easily obtained and it's the perfect blend. It's all i'll use from now on. I added it right at the end of the boil and i didn't need to add any more later

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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Hmmm.... You're right. "added while I was chilling, and a nice amount of spice ended up on the driveway."

Better?

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #9
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UPDATE: This is absolutely the best pumpkin beer I've ever had.... homebrew, commercial or other. Great job with this one!

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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Thanks for the recipe! Here in spain the people dosent know this style of beer! I will try the next month!

Regards!

 
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