Mark Cherney’s pumpkin spiced saison earned a gold medal in the 2009 National Homebrew Competition.
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Mashing Pumpkins Spice Saison | Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
|10.5 lb||(4.76 kg) two row pale malt|
|0.5 lb||(227 g) wheat malt|
|0.5 lb||(227 g) 75 L crystal malt|
|0.5 lb||(227 g) biscuit malt|
|1.0 lb||(0.45 kg) dark brown sugar|
|1.0 lb||(0.45 kg) Libby's 100% pumpkin (in mash)|
|5||whole cloves (10 min)|
|3||cinnamon sticks (10 min)|
|3 T||(44 mL) nutmeg (10 min)|
|1.0 oz||(28 g) Styrian Goldings pellet hops, 5.4% alpha acid (60 min)|
|0.5 oz||(14 g) Czech Saaz pellet hops, 3% alpha acid (20 min)|
|White Labs WLP 565 Saison I ale yeast|
|Forced CO2 to carbonate|
- Original Gravity: 1.080
- Boil Time: 60 minutes
Mash grains at 153° F (67° C) for 60 minutes. Mash out at 168° F (76° C) for 10 minutes. Add pumpkin at beginning of mash, and add spices to boil at 10 minutes from flam eout.
Primary Fermentation: 70° F (21° C)
- "Excellent balance with spice addition. I really like this beer!"
- "Subtle pumpkin character. Quite sweet—could be drier."