If you're looking for the perfect beer for the holiday season, you've found it! Our Pumpkin Ale original recipe features a mix of pale, caramel, and victory malts along with the pumpkin spice you'll need. This beer will have a lighter body and crisp, clean finish with a pronounced pumpkin flavor.
When the fall season comes around this is a definite "go to" for a homebrewer! Try this one out and share it with your friends during the fall holiday season.
*See further instructions below if you're interested in using real pumpkins instead of the included spice.
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Pumpkin Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
Pumpkin Ales became wildly popular during the recent "pumpkin spice craze" and can be brewed many different ways as pale ales, porters, wheat beers and stouts. Many use pumpkin spice (such as ours), and others prefer to use real pumpkins or canned pumpkins. The perfect beer for the holidays.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 163
- Ferment at 66 – 68 degrees
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 8%
- Bitterness: 20 IBUs
- Est. Color: 12 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Ale
- Caramel 60L
- Pumpkin Spice
- Light Brown Sugar (NOT Included)
- German Hallertau Mittelfruh Hop Pellets
While pumpkin spice is included in this recipe we also suggest getting your hands on some fresh pumpkin as well. Here is a quick how to on incorporating fresh pumpkin into your beer!
- Gut out a pumpkin
- Remove all the seeds
- Bake the pumpkin insides at 350F for 50 minutes
- After the pumpkin cools to room temperature add to the mash
great kit. Excellent spice.
This beer turned out great. I double milled the grain for BIAB and mashed in two 30-oz cans of pumpkin as recommended in the instructions. I also added a pound of flaked oats because why not. My OG was 1.070, which was higher than expected, and my FG ended up at 1.019, which I was certainly ok with. I fermented it for a little over a week using Wyeast 1056 at 64F. I added an additional teaspoon of store-bought pumpkin pie spice when I kegged it, which definitely kicked the flavor up a notch. Very happy with how this turned out.
All the ingredients were well pkgd and smell wonderful. I cant wait to taste the beer when its ready. Thanks