I'm thinking of making a Scottish style ale with pumpkin and spices. I'm thinking something like a 70/ or 90/ Scottish ale.
I took a basic Scottish ale recipe, and combined it with the aspects I liked of Richard's Pumpkin Ale
and St. Faud's Flaming Pumpkin Ale
here is the beginnings of my recipe.
Recipe Type: All Grain
OG Estimate: 1.057
FG Estimate: 1.015
7.5 lbs Pale malt (2 row)
2 lbs Cara Pils/dextrine
.25 lbs Roasted barley
.25 lbs Chocolate malt
.75 lb Maple syrup
.5 oz Northern Brewer (60min)
.25 oz Williamette (20)
.25 oz Cascade (5 min)
Spices (to be added to last 15 min of boil)
2 tsp cinnamon or 1-2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp ground clove, nutmeg and ginger
1 tsp allspice
8 lbs pumpkin baked at 350 for 1 hour and added to beginning of boil
The pumpkin is up for debate. I've read several things about fresh and canned pumpkin. Canned seems much easier though. I might end up going with less though. Most recipes I read consistently said 6-8 lbs of pumpkin though.