Saturday, November 8, 2014

Homebrew - Pumpkin Ale 2014

Last year's pumpkin ale was a big hit, so I made another batch that was quite similar.  Hopefully this year's version will be as good or better.  The main changes were a bigger grain bill for the steep, more spices and a slightly different yeast.

Steeped for 30 minutes at 150 F:
7 oz. pale malt
3 oz. crystal malt
2 oz. special biscuit malt
2 oz. smoked malt (my homemade version)
1 pound roast pumpkin

After the steep, brought about 7 litres of water to a boil, added:
6.6 lbs. pale LME
1 pound roast pumpkin
1 oz. whole hops (grown by Michelle's parents - cascade most likely?)

boiled for 45 minutes, added:
.5 oz hops

Pitched Wyeast 1332 - Northwest Ale

added 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg, 6-7 all spice berries, and 1 clove

I want to thank iRob for his help with this batch