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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Homebrew: Pumpkin Stout

After Halloween there was a special at the Superstore - free pumpkins.  So here we go!  This recipe also features a lot of stuff I had on hand, so it is pretty cobbled together.  Here's hoping it works.

Steep at 150 for 30 minutes:

3 lbs pumpkin “meat”, roasted at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (until starting to caramelize)

3.5 oz roasted barley

7 oz chocolate malt

11 oz medium crystal malt (75L)


1oz "mystery" hops (whole) (maybe cascade?  I am not entirely sure)

3 kg dry light malt extract

After 55 minutes, add:

1tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

.5 oz East Kent Goldings hops (6.1% AA)

Fill to 5 gallons.  Pitch:

Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale