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Pumpkin recipes?

Anyone have an awesome pumpkin ale recipe worth sharing? Looking for something with a spice character that is not too cloying.

I did (and will do again this year) a recipe from brewing classic styles. I added a vanilla bean to the keg and it was a hit.

11 lbs 2 Row UK
8 oz Aromatic
8 oz Crystal 40
8 oz Crystal 120
4 oz Special Roast
1.5 oz Kent Goldings 60 minutes
Pumpkin pie spice 1 min
Fermentis Safeale S-04

After one week, add pumpkin pie spice to the fermenter
Keg with 2 vanilla beans

Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp Ground Dry Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Dry Ginger
1/8 tsp Ground Dry Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground Dry Allspice

[quote=“enkamania”]I did (and will do again this year) a recipe from brewing classic styles. I added a vanilla bean to the keg and it was a hit.

11 lbs 2 Row UK
8 oz Aromatic
8 oz Crystal 40
8 oz Crystal 120
4 oz Special Roast
1.5 oz Kent Goldings 60 minutes
Pumpkin pie spice 1 min
Fermentis Safeale S-04

After one week, add pumpkin pie spice to the fermenter
Keg with 2 vanilla beans

Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp Ground Dry Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Dry Ginger
1/8 tsp Ground Dry Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground Dry Allspice[/quote]

Did you add that amount of spice during fermentation and to the boil?

I added to both, it’s a matter of choice, you can skip the fermenter step

Check out my site, link below and go to RECIPES. This is a very nice spiced pumpkin ale that I have made 5 or 6 times and it’s great.

Hey Ken, you have an awesome website. I can see myself spending a little time there checking out all the great info.
I do have a question for you. How much Captain Morgan’s, Barardi Spice do you use when you add the pumpkin pie spice? I’m curious since I’ll be kegging a Pumpkin Ale within the next week.

Hey Ken, you have an awesome website. I can see myself spending a little time there checking out all the great info.
I do have a question for you. How much Captain Morgan’s, Barardi Spice do you use when you add the pumpkin pie spice? I’m curious since I’ll be kegging a Pumpkin Ale within the next week.[/quote]
Just a splash… like an ounce or less. Just enough to make a mixture with the pumpkin pie spice. I originally wanted something to sanitize the spice but the flavor of the spiced rum works well in the recipe too. When mixed, you have this great-smelling slurry of spiced rum & pumpkin pie spice. Pour that into a secondary (or keg) and rack the beer on top to mix it well. Cheers.

Thanks!!!

This one is awesome and loved by most everybody. I make it every year. Tastes like pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Beer Recipe

Kevin Kutskill’s – It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie
Brown
Amount Name

  1. 5 lbs. Pale Malt( 2-row)
    3.00 lbs. Wheat Malt
    Optional: Cube up some pumpkins, caramelize in oven at 200F for an hour, add to muslin bag and boil for last 15 minutes of boil.
    Hops
    Amount Alpha Name Boil Time

0.50 oz. 5.0% Hallertauer 60 min.
0.50 oz. 3.0% Czech Saaz 45 min.
0.50 oz. 3.0% Czech Saaz 15 min.
WYeast 1098 British Ale or US-05 (if you’re lazy)
Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step, 150 F @ 90 min
Sparge Temp : 170 F
Spice Extract: add the following fresh spices to a small bottle of vodka:
3 tsp. Cinnamon
1.5 tsp. Allspice
1.5 tsp. Nutmeg
1.5 tsp. Clove
1.5 tsp. Ginger
After a couple of weeks, the vodka has picked up the spice flavors nicely. I decant off the “pumpkin vodka” from the spices, and carefully add about 90-100ml of the “pumpkin vodka” to add to the finished beer, either while priming the beer, or transferring to the keg. This results in a much more consistent end product.

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