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





2 comments:

Rob McDowell said...

Mmmmm.

Emilylee Emilylee said...

It looks amazingly like Cheap Archeage Gold ballistic gel. So, if you extrapolate, you can imagine what it Archeage Gold would look like if you submerged a person in liquid nitrogen and shot them with a twelve gauge. At RS Gold least that's what I did. Far Buy Archeage Gold less gruesome than the unwarranted murder of a gummy bear.