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Pumkin Spice Ale
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:21:00 PM »
Doing this up tonight after work. I bought a 4lbs pie pumkin yesterday, diced it and roasted in the oven at 350F for 60 minutes. Came out with 1.4 lbs of nicely roasted pumkin to add to the mash. I'll be interested to see if its detectable... My pumkin spice is equal parts Cinnamon and Ginger, 1/4 part nutmeg.

Recipe: Pumkin Spiced Ale
Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Batch Size (fermenter): 18.93 l
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
OG / FG / ABV / Ratio: 1.047 SG / 1.007 SG / 5.1 % / 0.292
Color / IBU: 14.0 SRM / 13.6 IBUs

Grains: Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
1 lbs                 Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)                     Adjunct       1        10.0 %        
1.40 lb               Pumkin Slices (Mash 60.0 mins)           Flavor        2        -            
8 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         3        80.0 %        
8.0 oz                Caraaroma (130.0 SRM)                    Grain         4        5.0 %        
1.5 oz                Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM)               Grain         6        0.9 %        
1.5 oz                Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)               Grain         5        0.9 %        

Boil: Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
5.0 oz                Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM)             Sugar         7        3.1 %        
1.00 oz               Crystal [3.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           8        13.6 IBUs    
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        9        -            
1.00 tsp              Pumkin Pie Spice (Boil 15.0 mins)        Spice         10       -            

Ferment: Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         11       -            

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, 150F Two Sparges
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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 03:47:30 PM »
Interesting, I'm brewing a pumpkin ale tonight as well.
It's a good idea to take it easy on the nutmeg.
Wish I had some rice hulls. I'll take my chances.

Very similar in terms of the usage of pumpkin. (Cut 3-4lbs pumpkin into cubes. Roast at 300F checking every 15mins until caramel.) Making a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice.

2 Row  88.9 %
Crystal Malt -120L 6.7 %
Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 7 4.4 %
0.38 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 18.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Mt. Hood [5.40 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 4.0 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 10 -
Pumkin Pie Spice (Boil 15.0 mins)
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)  
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.055
Bitterness: 22.7 IBUs
Est Color: 12.3 SRM

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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 03:56:49 PM »
Cool we'll have to compare  :mrgreen:
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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 04:00:04 PM »
Quote from: "pliny"
Interesting, I'm brewing a pumpkin ale tonight as well.
It's a good idea to take it easy on the nutmeg.
Wish I had some rice hulls. I'll take my chances.

Very similar in terms of the usage of pumpkin. (Cut 3-4lbs pumpkin into cubes. Roast at 300F checking every 15mins until caramel.) Making a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice.

2 Row  88.9 %
Crystal Malt -120L 6.7 %
Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 7 4.4 %
0.38 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 18.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Mt. Hood [5.40 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 4.0 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 10 -
Pumkin Pie Spice (Boil 15.0 mins)
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)  
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.055
Bitterness: 22.7 IBUs
Est Color: 12.3 SRM


I have a bag-full.  If you want some, let me know.

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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 04:15:27 PM »
Thanks for the  offer Chris. I might not have time tonight but I should by a few pound off of you.

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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 09:49:18 PM »
Brew, at the meeting you mentioned you had added rum to this right? How much did you add? I did 10 gallons and would like to try your rum idea with half of mine... Your pumpkin ale at the meeting was amazing!

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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »
Probably the best beer I've had from you - get all the details up man.
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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 11:26:27 PM »
I've heard great things about this beer! Too bad I missed it :-(
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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 07:48:05 AM »
Yes the pumkin pie spice was 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp Ginger and 1/5 tsp nutmeg. Added to the boil at flameout and steeped for 10 minutes. Then another added to the keg after soaking in 1/3 cup of spiced rum. Actual recipe called for doing this in the secondary - I imagine it wouldn't matter much...

The mashed pumkin does seem to add a flavor, but not very strong. I noticed that before I added the spice / rum to the keg, this was basically a beer with no hop aroma / flavor and was not nice! The spice / rum takes the place of the hops though and really balances it out.
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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 10:12:53 AM »
I added 1/3 cup of sailor jerrys to 5 gallons of my pumpkin ale... I absolutely love the rum taste in this beer. beauty recipe brew, thanks!

I agree though, I mashed with 100% pumpkin from a can and don't find I have a very significant pumpkin flavour there...

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Re: Pumkin Spice Ale
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 10:20:47 AM »
Glad to hear man... I'm finding this is balancing out even more after that last couple of weeks...
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