Pumpkin Ale advice - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Pumpkin Ale advice

Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #21
Jan 2012
Key West, Florida
Posts: 6,219
Liked 763 Times on 589 Posts

FWIW, a friend of mine that's been brewing about 20 years told me to add the pumpkin to the mash last after mashing in the grains. Seemed to work well for me. Make sure to grab a pound of rice hulls too.
EAC - 5/2/14

Growing Hops in Key West, FL....


Primary : Sour IPA
Primary :
Primary :
On Tap : Spanish FlyPA, Bourbon Chocolate RIS, Helles Lager, Best Bitter
On Deck : Blueberry Espresso Brown Porter, Blood Orange Wit, Imperial Session IPA

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guys Cigar club

Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #22
Jun 2012
Posts: 1,024
Liked 232 Times on 147 Posts

Ferment your pumpkin beer INSIDE of a pumpkin.

Do it!

Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #23
Nov 2011
Putnam, CT
Posts: 471
Liked 79 Times on 61 Posts

I just did mine yesterday. Baked 60oz of canned pumpkin with a bit of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice for an hour at 350.

I then mashed in my grains first, then added the pumpkin, didn't use any rice hulls and didn't have any problems with my sparge. Everything went great, smelled amazing in the mash tun and the wort actually was very pumpkin-y.
Petey Photography CT Beer Trail

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #24
Jan 2012
Yorktown Heights, New York
Posts: 88

I just bottled some and kegged the remainder tonight. Dropped into the keezer and hooked up the CO2, bled off the air and letting it carb up. Cant wait to try this one in a couple days..Ill report back with the results :0

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pumpkin ale!! jmlivingston10 General Beer Discussion 6 08-17-2011 03:44 AM
Pumpkin ale! need advice please Paulgs3 General Beer Discussion 9 08-10-2011 12:17 PM
Advice on how to give advice? agroff383 General Beer Discussion 23 04-22-2011 10:23 PM
Ageing my Pumpkin Ale inside an actual Pumpkin….. imaguitargod General Beer Discussion 7 11-11-2009 12:50 AM

Forum Jump