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Pumpkin Ale
« on: November 15, 2016, 09:30:05 PM »
Cracked open the first Pumpkin Ale just in time for Thanksgiving.  It is outstanding.  Not because I brewed it but it is the best that I have had all season.  Was very disappointed with all the commercial brands I've tried.  Happy to post the recipe should anyone want to see it.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 09:39:31 PM »
Cracked open the first Pumpkin Ale just in time for Thanksgiving.  It is outstanding.  Not because I brewed it but it is the best that I have had all season.  Was very disappointed with all the commercial brands I've tried.  Happy to post the recipe should anyone want to see it.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 10:23:37 PM »
It's not too spicy but just enough.  .5 lbs of carapills and 1 lb of flaked oat added a nice body which I think a Pumpkin ale should have.  Recipe coming at you on the next post.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 10:33:54 PM »
7 lbs   Marris Otter
1 Lb   Flaked Oat
.5 Lb  Carapills
6 oz.  120 L
4 oz.  90 L
4 oz.  40L

Mash 155  for 60 Min.
        168  for 10 Min.

Sparge with 170 6 gl.

At 60 min.  .5 Amarillo
At 30 min.  4 tsp Trader Joes Pumpkin Spice
At 15         .5 Amarillo & 2 tsp. Irish Moss
At Flameout  .5 Lbs cane sugar

Piched WLP 002 @ 66 degrees

OG:  1.052   FG:  1.010

11 day Primary
15 day Secondary  add 1.5 tsp Trader Joes pumpkin spice

Prime 3 oz. cane sugar and bottle

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 01:11:27 AM »
While I do not care for Pumpkin beers I think you made the right choice to have it for Thanksgiving rather than Halloween ... or worse August when the commercial ones all come out. Cheers! Glad it turned out great!

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2016, 01:19:49 AM »
Somebody offered me a sample of St Arnold Pumking the other night. Hard pass

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 01:34:10 AM »
I used to brew a pumpkin beer every year back in the day and just got tired of all the spice. To each his own, though. Doesn't mean someone else can't brew an excellent one.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2016, 01:50:41 AM »
After tweaking my pumpkin beer the last few years I took a total flyer and brewed a pumpkin dubbel yesterday. No spices, but 1 lb pumpkin per gallon. The 2 hr lauter was just my special reward...
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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 02:20:28 AM »
I've quit the pumpkin beers and the holiday spice beers.

I don't need 5 gallons of either and when I have time to brew I want something I'll enjoy much more.

But there were years when the pumpkin ale was quite good. 
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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2016, 09:41:54 PM »
I've quit the pumpkin beers and the holiday spice beers.

I don't need 5 gallons of either and when I have time to brew I want something I'll enjoy much more.

But there were years when the pumpkin ale was quite good.

This^^^^^. Nowadays, I will just purchase commercial versions if I am really interested in drinking them.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2016, 09:57:44 PM »
The wife is a freak for pumpkin beers so I brew one once a year. I go light on the spices as a compromise...
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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2016, 10:11:05 PM »
I only enjoy and brew once a year.  Hosting Thanksgiving doesn't leave very much anyway.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 11:45:12 PM »
The last time I brewed one (about 3 years ago), I brought most of it to Thanksgiving and shared it with the family. Everyone enjoyed it, even my 87 year old Grandmother who doesn't drink beer. Funny how good homebrew can turn on even the non beer drinkers.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2016, 01:51:55 AM »
Good for all you pumpkin beer lovers, but personally I like a saison or Beaujolais noveaux with my Thanksgiving dinner, thank you very much.

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