The Headless Horseman Chocolate Pumpkin Porter

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Hi all! Since I've had some success using recipes and modifying them some I figured I would give writing my own a go. Below is my version of a Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. The goal was to have something akin to a slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
Brewer: Eric J
Style: Robust Porter
Type: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.81 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.78 gal
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated FG: 1.018 SG
Estimated ABV: 5.88%
Estimated Color: 29.14 SRM
Estimated IBU: 28.56 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8lb Maris Otter (3.75 SRM) Grain 1 69.6 %
1 lb American Dark Chocolate (420 SRM) Grain 2 8.7 %
1 lb Belgian Munich (6.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.7 %
8 oz Belgian Caramel Pils (8 SRM) Grain 4 4.3%
8 oz Belgian Special B (115 SRM) Gran 5 4.3%
8 oz Flaked Barley (2.2 SRM) Grain 6 4.3%
0.75 oz Challenger [8.8 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 25.32 IBUs
32 oz Caramelized Pumpkin Puree - Boil 60.0 min Flavor 8
1 pack Pumpkin Pie seasoning - Boil 10 min Flavor 9
1 tab Whirfloc (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 10 -
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 11 3.24 IBUs
1.0 vial London Ale Yeast (WLP013)


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion at 155 degrees for 60 minutes
Batch Sparge with 4.89 gallons at 170 degrees
Boil for 60 minutes at 212 degrees
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 8 oz

Ferment at 68 degrees for 21 days.
Bottle condition for 45 days.
Enjoy!

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Any thoughts on this recipe guys? I'll be brewing it in the next week so hopefully it's good!
 

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My only thought is that I look forward to seeing how it turns out!
 

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My daughter has asked me to brew a pumpkin something or other, and she thought this sounded intriguing.

One question: What is meant by "caramelized pumpkin puree?"

Brew on :mug:
 

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Empty you can of pumpkin puree onto a baking sheet and bake @350-375 for an hour (mix at least once to not burn) to get some color/caramelization on it before you start brewing. I also mix my spices into the puree during the caramelization. Add it to your boil.
 

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I made a pumpkin ale this fall and it was delicious (in fact I am drinking the very last one right now) . . . I love pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies, so I find the concept intriguing . . . how did it turn out?
 
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