Smashing Pumpkin Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0130
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Autumn, and a homebrewer's thoughts turn to capturing the sensory experience of the season ... crisp nights, colorful leaves, and ripe gourds being turned into pie. We're often asked for pumpkin beer recipes at this time of year, and it's easy to understand why: sipping this spiced amber ale is like drinking a slice of pie. Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask the spices. A dose at the shutdown of the boil imbues the beer with a complex, lingering spice profile full of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger that persists from the pour to the last swish in the pint glass.

If you want to incorporate actual vegetables in this pumpkin beer recipe, you'll need to purchase an additional 2 or 3 pounds of Rahr 6-row (#G002) and provide your own 8 to 10 pound pumpkin (winter squash like butternut or acorn will work if pumpkin is out of season). Cut up the gourd, discard the innards, and roast or microwave the pieces until soft and cooked through, then peel. Mash the peeled, cooked pumpkin flesh with the 6-row and the included grains at 152°F for 1 hour before sparging and proceeding with the boil.

Smashing Pumpkin Ale Recipe - Ingredient List & Instructions

Smashing Pumpkin Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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amazing! Review by Michael
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So my first attempt at pumpkin ale was an epic fail! It tasted good. Just not like pumpkin ale...so not a total loss :). I read reviews and decided to try smashing pumpkin. I just kegged it and omg it was amazing! My wife is a huge pumpkin fan and she loved it. I will brew again for sure! (Posted on 10/21/14)
Fall never tasted so good Review by Ed
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I think in the dozen or so N. Brewer kits I've done I'm most happy with this beer. I followed their instructions about adding the canned pumpkin and the added grains. It made for a longer brew day, but I'm never in a hurry when I brew - we all enjoy it, right?

The flavor is amazing and I am proud to have all my friends sample this brew. It has been met by rave reviews by all who have tried it.

I used dry yeast and went 2 weeks primary and 3 in secondary. The beer is killer. The hardest part will be making this batch last until Thanksgiving - good thing I've got other brews lined up! (Posted on 10/8/14)
delicious but if you want to use pumpkin add to your order Review by David
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This is one of my all time favorites. ONE NOTE!!! If you want to make it with pumpkin, the instructions say to add 2 or 3 pounds of Rahr 6-row. I have used that in the past and had good luck. I just ordered and forgot this time... (Posted on 10/8/14)
Great Fall Beer. Review by Thomas
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I have been brewing for a year I have made this twice One for a Halloween party and again for Halloween 2014. Tasty beer great flavor. A few extra weeks seems to add a more balanced flavor. I added a little more spice in the 2nd stage. A tasty, easy going beer that goes well for the fall weather around a fire pit and friends. (Posted on 9/21/14)
great beer Review by Jonathan
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great beer i do this one ever year the only thing i add is fresh pumpkin to the boil and add more pumpkin spice when i bottle (Posted on 8/14/14)
OMGoodness Review by Michael
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My most favorite time of the year is Autumn and this means pumpkin beers! I brewed this one about a month and a half ago and it turned out great. I did roast two cans of pumpkin on a baking sheet in the oven before I put the pumpkin in the BK. I also added more pumpkin spice to the recipe at flameout. I over shot the OG by a few points, but that's mostly because I'm still working kinks out of my system. But, I got a good tasting beer with a really nice color. I will definitely be brewing this one again, but as all-grain next time. (Posted on 7/24/14)
Good Beer Review by Clint
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I bought this for my wife because she likes pumpkin beers. We tried a couple about 2 weeks after we bottled it and it was very good, we cannot wait to try them in October. (Posted on 5/1/14)
Surprisingly great beer! Review by Scott
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This was my first attempt at a pumpkin ale. I did a mini-mash with a few cans of pumpkin and some extra malt. I did not add any extra spices. Strong ferment - definitely needed a blow off tube!. Racked to secondary and bottled. A few weeks later (we missed Thanksgiving, but it was ready for Christmas), it was gone! People were fighting over the last few bottles at my Christmas party! (Posted on 2/25/14)
Awesome beer Review by steven
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Second time I have brewed this beer. I added 3 cans of pumpkin the last 10 minutes of the boil. 2 weeks in Primary and 3 weeks in the secondary. For two of the 3 weeks in the secondary I added french oak chips and 2 vanilla beans. (Posted on 2/17/14)
Awesome Review by Justin
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Brewed this a couple of months ago with 2 cans of pumpkin. Turned out very full and smooth. Just finished the keg last night. Will definitely brew this again. (Posted on 1/29/14)

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