Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

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Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Post by malaroo978 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:16 pm

Hi Guys,

After opinions on this recipe for an upcoming brew. I have grown pumpkins this year and wanted to do a pumpkin beer (I loved the Pumking that wychwood did although this will be nothing like it!)

So thoughts are the below:

25L Batch Size (fermenter)

Malts:

3.8KG Maris Otter Pale
1KG Crystal 55L
1KG Munich Malt
0.5KG Flaked Barley

Hops:

45g Goldings 5% Pellets 60 min boil

Other:

1.8KG roasted pumpkin 60mins boil

Pumpkin Pie Spice: 1/2 teaspoon tea infusion to the keg

Yeast: S04

OG: 1.058
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 23

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Re: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Post by chefgage » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:41 am

How did this turn out (assuming you made it)? Every year i say i am going to do a pumkin ale but never get round it.

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Re: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Post by HTH1975 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:57 am

I’d advise to buy one before brewing this style - I’d planned a brew for ages and didn’t like the Wychwood one at all (I do normally like their beers).

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Post by chefgage » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:03 am

HTH1975 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:57 am
I’d advise to buy one before brewing this style - I’d planned a brew for ages and didn’t like the Wychwood one at all (I do normally like their beers).
Had a few different pumkin ales in the past, some good some not so good.

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Post by chefgage » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:04 am

chefgage wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:03 am
HTH1975 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:57 am
I’d advise to buy one before brewing this style - I’d planned a brew for ages and didn’t like the Wychwood one at all (I do normally like their beers).
Had a few different pumkin ales in the past, some good some not so good. So i do like the style and taste.

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Post by Dads_Ale » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Use butternut squash instead of pumpkin and don’t come go too mad with the spices

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Re: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Post by malaroo978 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Only 6/7 weeks late to reply...

I messed up on this one - was only 3rd brew in the new unit. Efficiency was low and I ended up with 25 litres. So I ended up at 4% rather than 5.7% (High FG too).

I still have some - nice amber colour and good flavour. Nothing too overpowering but you can taste the spices. I put half a teaspoon into 19 litres... and you can taste it well. Some people put a lot more in but not what I was going for.

It would have been nicer if I'd improved the efficiency and the FG had finished lower (was 1.014). Alcohol of 5-5.5% suit the style.

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Re: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Post by Rookie » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:22 pm

Sounds like it turned out okay.
I'm just here for the beer.

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