A favorite in the fall season, this amber ale features seasonal spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and mace.
Specialty malts: English Crystal, Caramunich‚®
Featured hops: Kent Golding
Other additives: pumpkin ale spice pack
O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.1% ABV
Approximately 173 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
The optional pumpkin is not provided with the recipe. It must be purchased separately.
Pumpkin preparation: cut enough small pumpkins into 1 inch cubes to yield 3 - 4 lb. Place the pumpkin on a cooking pan and cook in the oven at 350 F for 30 min or until softened. If pumpkin in unavailable, 3 - 4 lb of canned pumpkin (non-spiced) may be used instead. The pumpkin is added with the grains during mashing.
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I followed instructions but added 4lbs of canned pumpkin to the boil, baked a small pumpkin cubed and covered it with maple syrup at the end of the boil. I also added vanilla beans and an oak spiral soaked in vanilla vodka. May have overdone it with the vanilla a tiny bit. Next year I'm going to try pumpkin pie filling.
This is a great pumpkin ale. The aroma and taste is spot on with what you would expect. I will say its no session beer so I recommend bottling over kegging if you drink as much as I do. It also surprises me how quickly the alcohol creeps up. Great Pumpkin ale!
My wife and I used to live in Athens GA and go to a microbrewery called Copper Creek. GREAT beer, but their pumpkin ale was far and away their best...would sell out in about 3 days. We moved, and my wife has been on me to try and replicate that recipe. This is THE BEST and (and closest) recipe to that I have been able to do (in 4 years of attempts). I added 2 extra TBLSPS of pumpkin pie spice, soaked in vodka for 3 days first, to the fermenter (I don't do secondaries) one week before bottling. Everything else I followed the recipe on. This is an AMAZING brew, and I just ordered 4 (yes...four) more kits at the request of my wife because it has been made clear to me that this is a beer that we MUST keep on year round. Try this, add a bit of extra pumpkin pie spice, and GET READY...WOW is it good!!!!
This kit is Great Iused canned pumpkin in a grain bag and have a wonderful beer I have to hide from everyone that has tried it, they keep coming back begging from more. Thanks, AHS I'm hooked
Made this with 2.5 cans of organic pumpkin. 3 cans would have been perfect. Waited a few minutes to add the spices until 3 minutes left of the boil. 2 week primary, 6 weeks sitting in (secondary) keg. Carbonated and drank. Tasted great. Just need to add a little bit more pumpkin. The spices were well noticed, no need to add to them.