Hi guys I'm new to this site and just wanted to post this recipe I've came up with just from looking at others like this and also wanted to try and make a clone of the saranac pumpkin ale which I really loved let me know what you think.
1.7kg coopers real ale
1.5kg coopers amber malt
1-2 cans of pumpkins
250g brown sugar
0.25tsb whole cloves
1 vanilla bean pod
I'm trying to brew a good pumpkin beer too. The first try tasted like because I used weizen yeast. I'm not an expert but I've got to ask, did the clove come back to bite you in the butt? Seems like a lot for such a powerful spice.
It's currently day 7 of fermentation and I've given the brew a try and it tastes really good but I think it needs more spice I might mix another lot of the same amount of spices or even half add them to a pot of boiled water and rack the pumpkin beer on top of it hopefully give it that much more of a kick. Can't wait until its done!
Kegged my pumpkin ale a couple of days ago and tried it today taste really good has a bit more bite then the saranac ale which I like the spice don't come out as much as the saranac but you can really smell them overall a great tasting beer very happy
When did you add the spices? That's a whole lot (the ones I've brewed use one teaspoon TOTAL of all spices) so you should definitely be able to taste it. I add mine near flameout. Are you boiling yours the whole time?