Pumpkin Ale Recipe | Craft Beer & Brewing

Pumpkin Ale Recipe

Pick your brewing method—all-grain, partial-mash, or extract—for this spiced treat.

Hops & Berries 4 years ago

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Pair this rich, nicely spiced holiday beer with Pumpkin-Beer Cheesecake.

OG: 1.050 (est)
FG: 1.012 (est)
IBUs: 22 (est)
ABV: 5% (est)

YEAST

European Ale

All-Grain Recipe

MALT/GRAIN BILL

8 lb (3.63 kg) Pale Malt
1 lb (0.45 kg) Dark Munich
0.75 lb (340 g) Special B
5 lb (2.27 kg) pumpkin

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HOPS AND ADDITIONS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe at 60 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at 15 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) ginger root at 12 minutes
2 cloves at 12 minutes
1 cinnamon stick at 12 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at knockout

DIRECTIONS

If using fresh pumpkin, cut into quarters, seed, and bake in oven at 350°F (177°C) for 45 minutes. Scoop pumpkin from skin. Add baked pumpkin or canned pumpkin to the mash. Mash the grains and pumpkin for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes, following the schedule for hops and other additions.

Partial-Mash Recipe

MALT/GRAIN BILL

4.75 lb (2.15 kg) Pale Liquid Malt extract
1.5 lb (0.68 kg) Pale Malt
0.75 lb (340 g) Dark Munich
0.75 lb (340 g) Special B
5 lb (2.27 kg) pumpkin

HOPS AND ADDITIONS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe at 60 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at 15 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) ginger root at 12 minutes
2 cloves at 12 minutes
1 cinnamon stick at 12 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at knockout

DIRECTIONS

If using fresh pumpkin, cut into quarters, seed and bake in oven at 350°F (177°C) for 45 minutes. Scoop pumpkin from skin. Add baked pumpkin or canned pumpkin to the mash. Mash the grains and pumpkin for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the schedule for hops and other additions.

Extract Recipe

MALT/GRAIN BILL

6.75 lb (3.62 kg) Pale Liquid Malt extract
0.75 lb (340 g) Special B
0.5 lb (227 g) 10 L Crystal Malt

HOPS AND ADDITIONS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe at 60 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at 15 minutes
5 lb (2.27 kg) pumpkin at 15 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) ginger root at 12 minutes
2 cloves at 12 minutes
1 cinnamon stick at 12 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at knockout

DIRECTIONS

If using fresh pumpkin, cut into quarters, seed, and bake in oven at 350°F (177°C) for 45 minutes. Scoop pumpkin from skin. Steep the specialty grains for 30 minutes at 160°F (71°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the schedule for hops and other additions. Add baked pumpkin or canned pumpkin to the boil for the last 15 minutes.

The talented homebrewers at Hops & Berries homebrew supply shop (just around the corner from the Craft Beer & Brewing office) graciously helped develop this homebrew recipe. The recipe is built to yield a batch size of 5 gallons (19 liters) and assumes 72 percent brewhouse efficiency.

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