Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Pumpkin IPA
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
muse435
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 597
Liked 20 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Pumpkin IPA

I love pumpkin! The problem I have with most pumpkin beer is that they use just enough pumpkin to sell it in the fall. For the original recipe that i used it called for 30oz of pumpkin and I am now up to about 100oz for my pumpkin ale. Now the real question has anyone tried or drank a pumpkin IPA? I love IPAs and I love pumpkin beers i just have no idea if the flavors will work together. The hops i plan on using are 3 oz. of chinook hop pellets (what I have).

Any thoughts?


__________________

Starter - Onyx IPA
Primary - The Elf's' Reward
Kegged - Too Sweet Honey Ale


"Drinking cheep beer is like having sex with an ugly woman, sure it gets the job done, but your friends WILL find out!"
muse435 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
jro238
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 539
Liked 49 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I haven't ever tried it. I personally use about 4 lb of canned pumpkin in my pumpkin ale and 2 oz of mt hood (1.5 bittering, .5 aroma).

I would try to be careful not to overpower the pumpkin spices with the hops, but I don't think you're likely to do that with 3oz.

Let us know how it turns out


__________________
My GE 7.0 cu.ft. Keezer Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-h...-build-327739/
jro238 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
TheSmithsEra
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: , California
Posts: 514
Liked 48 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I like this idea more than coconut
__________________
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent
TheSmithsEra is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 03:03 AM   #4
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 5,971
Liked 681 Times on 567 Posts
Likes Given: 256

Default

I think it would be very hard to taste the pumpkin with lots of hops. Fruit beers aren't typically hoppy for that very reason.
__________________
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Why does Happy Hour limit happiness to 1/24 of the day?
Cyclman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
hedbutter
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 191
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I currently have a black pumpkin IPA fermenting, based off of the Hopstache black IPA kit from Midwest (i contacted them directly to get the required ingredients as it isn't for sale this year yet). As for the pumpkin, I baked approximately 5 2 lb pumpkins, quartered, with some brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon on top for about an hour at 350. Pull them out and let them cool, and once cool, scrap out the pulp and put it into a fine mash bag. Add at 15 minutes left in the boil, and at 10 minutes, add a stick of cinnamon, tsp of nutmeg and allspice. I used the same pumpkin amount and spices in a dark wheat last year, and it came out with a just a hint of pumpkin but not over powering.
__________________
It's not about finding the best beer, but finding the best in every beer.
hedbutter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
muse435
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 597
Liked 20 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I do not use a mesh bag. I pour all of the wort into the carboy and let it "dry pumpkin" in the primary.


__________________

Starter - Onyx IPA
Primary - The Elf's' Reward
Kegged - Too Sweet Honey Ale


"Drinking cheep beer is like having sex with an ugly woman, sure it gets the job done, but your friends WILL find out!"
muse435 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: How To Brew Pumpkin Beer in a Pumpkin, in 20 Easy Steps Picobrew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 08-09-2014 03:54 PM
Adding pumpkin to NB Smashing Pumpkin Extract. Rice hulls? Ampsonic Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-10-2013 06:05 PM
Pumpkin/Fall Spice Ale - First time mashing with pumpkin/squash thamajam Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-17-2012 03:57 AM
Ageing my Pumpkin Ale inside an actual Pumpkin….. imaguitargod General Beer Discussion 7 11-11-2009 12:50 AM
Chocolate Maple Pumpkin Ale & mash effiency of canned pumpkin? sea2summit3 Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-01-2009 04:51 PM


Forum Jump