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Old 09-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #11
Jul 2008
Asheville, NC
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ok, i edited the first post as per some of the recommendations... thanks a lot guys! let me know if anything still looks off. and also which would be the better flavor/aroma hop for this one, kent goldings or fuggles? i know they're pretty similar, so would it even make much difference? it just seemed to me based on descriptions that kent goldings would be better for aroma.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #12
Jul 2008
Asheville, NC
Posts: 197

just threw it into beersmith, here's what I got

Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
TYPE: Partial Mash
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 15.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 15.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 61.54 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 20.51 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 10.26 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 5.13 %
0.25 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2.56 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 13.2 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (10 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
0.50 tsp Cinnamon (Boil 3.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Allspice (Boil 3.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Nutmeg (Boil 3.0 min) Misc
60.00 oz Pumpkin (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 3.75 lb
My Mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
50 min Step Add 8.00 qt of water at 162.1 F 155.0 F

not sure if i did the mash part right

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:05 PM   #13
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I'd switch my hop additions, but that's just me. I prefer Fuggles for aroma over EKG. To each his own. No suggestions are meant to be edicts.

EDIT: Too fast for me. I see you did switch the hops around. Looks good to me, but remember I'm no expert.

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Old 09-05-2008, 03:33 PM   #14
Jul 2008
Asheville, NC
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just made this recipe last night, pitched the yeast about 10 hours ago and krausen is starting to develop pretty heavily.. the SG sample i tasted was delicious! this one could be a real winner, i'll let ya'll know how it turns out.

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:57 PM   #15
Jul 2008
Asheville, NC
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WOW, this one is a real winner, effing delicious!!!! Definitely the best beer I have made yet (albeit i only have 7 batches under my belt). It has a great pumpkin flavor and spice character that's not at all overbearing, and the hops seem perfectly balanced with the pumpkin spices and the malts. Normally I get tired of drinking pumpkin/ seasonal ales, but this one has only grown on me over time. Thanks Yuri for the original recipe (Thunderstruck pumpkin ale) which was basically the template for this one. Cheers!

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:35 AM   #16
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:44 PM   #17
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Nice. I am going to brew this in the next few days. Couple of questions. Did you use a spice tea like the original recipe calls for or did you just add the spices at flameout? Also, whole hops or pellets? My LHBS only had hop plugs of the ekg and fuggles. And lastly, I could only find canned malt extract, which means I will be using 6.6 lb instead of the 6lb that the recipe calls for. Could I use brewsmith to scale all of the other ingredients and make like 5.5-5.75 gallons?

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:29 AM   #18
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so how did this turn out? i have crystal 20 white wheat and LME with probably willamette hops and pumkin. this is basically my recipe oh and brown sugar to up the og alllittle and hopefully flavor atthe end of boil or maybe prime with brown sugar? anybody know about either of these?priming better for flavor or end of boil or both? gonna do it real soon.
That recipe looks awesome.I did a pumkin with carmel 20 white wheat vienna brown sugar pumpkin and some looks perfect and smells good.looking forward to this.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #19
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Hello All,

I am brewing a similar pumpkin ale recipe. I know Irish Moss is used primarily for clearing, but has anybody ever done a pumpkin without Irish Moss? If so, could you please share your experience? Thanks!

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