Walt's Pumpkin Ale (4 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: OUDRANK12 (Shared)
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Brewer: Walt Benoit
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spice Beer (21B)
Boil Size: 7.43 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 15.9 SRMEquipment: My Equipment Stainless Steel Keg (15 Gal) -Igloo Cooler (10 Gal ) All Grain
Bitterness: 14.1 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.061 (14.9° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.017 SG (4.3° P)Fermentation: Ale, Three Stage
ABV: 5.7%Taste Rating: 35.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
12 lbs 12.00 oz Pale Malt(2-row) (1.8 SRM) Grain 1
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2
12.00 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3
2.40 oz Smoked Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 4
1.00 lbs Pumpkin canned (Mash 60 min) Misc 5
0.50 oz Golding US Pellet Type 90 [5.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
2.00 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (Boil 60 min) Misc 7
0.11 oz Cinnamon Stick (Boil 60 min) Misc 8
0.50 oz Fuggles Pellet Type 90 [5.1%] - Boil 30 min Hops 9
0.50 oz Fuggles Pellet Type 90 [5.1%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
1 pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) Yeast 11

Notes

Ratings

Nicely, but not overly spiced

by tractorjack

A lot of people complain that pumpkin ales are too much like pumpkin pie in a glass. This one balances nicely... Spiced, but not 'knock you over' spiced. There's a note of real pumpkin here; I think next time I would round the Rausch malt I used up to 4 oz to provide a touch more of the smoky undertone... It gives the brew a certain something that helps it stand apart. I would definitely re-brew this.

by justin3777

big hit with all my neighbors, i added slightly more spice however, next time i will add the exact amount. everyone loved it i didnt add the smoke because teh store didnt have any

Have you tried this as a lager?

by fbrew

Just kegged. Its a solid pumpkin beer. Nice bite to balance the sweetness as I increased the smoked to almost double.

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