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Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: Pumpkin beer
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2011, 01:54:38 am »
I dug out my old ( Oct. 2000) BYO recipes.  There are two extract recipes.  It should be relatively easy to adjust these to all grain.

Depot Pumpkin Beer
8 to 10 lbs pumpkin, scooped, skinned, cut into two inch squares
6.6 lbs. British light LME
1 lb. amber DME
1 lb carapils
1 lb honey
5.4 AAU cascade 60 min
5.3 AAU EKG 45 min
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Wyeast America Ale II (1272)
The pumpkin is added at 30 minutes, spices and honey at 45 minutes.

Indy Pumpkin Beer
6.6 lbs light LME
8 oz carapils
6 oz caravienne
3 oz crystal (40 lovibond)
15 oz. can of solid pack pumpkin
6 AAU Crystal for 60 min
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Wyeast 1335 British II yeast
Grains and pumpkin are steeped at 150 for 30 minutes.
spices are added with 10 minutes left in the boil

I've never brewed either of these strictly to recipe, or at least not in the last 5 or more years.  Based on some of my notes, I've liked it better with the addition of ginger.  I've also done it with canned pumpkin pie mix and it turned out fantastic.
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