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Smashing Pumpkin Ale All Grain Kit


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Delight and impress your friends with this perfect brew for fall. Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask the spices in this all grain pumpkin ale recipe. 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.

Smashing Pumpkin Ale Recipe All-Grain Kit - Ingredient List & Instructions

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Smashing Pumpkin Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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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 ale 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. 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 all grain pumpkin beer recipe, you'll need to 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 included grains at 152°F for 1 hour.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Smashing Pumpkin Ale All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1054
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
56 Reviews
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Add a 750
This will be fourth time I have brewed this beer. Every year someone would say, "man all this needs is some whipped cream on top. So alas I had an idea, I'm good for one of those from time to time. Into the bottling bucket went a 750 of whipped cream vodak. The outcome was nothing short of outstanding. If you like pumpkin pie with a whipped cream topping, give this a try.
December 8, 2013
Like pumpkin pie!
If you love pumpkin pie and love a smooth beer this will be perfect
September 28, 2016
Tried again...FAIL!
NB was great when my first all grain kit was, for lack of a better word, sour! It really did not taste good. It tasted a bit like their Nut Brown Ale which I think is horrible. That's all just personal taste though. As always, NB came through and replaced the product, free of charge. I felt uncomfortable accepting the free replacement but it has never happened before so, okay! I just legged this and everything was dead on, O.G., F.G., ABV.... After force "carbing" I waited 4 days before sampling. I think this recipe is horrid. For one, it needs more pumpkin spice. The kit comes with 1 tsp. and I find no flavors from the spices. My friends agree but they could taste some of the spice. I think they need their taste buds checked out. It is very flavorless and non-aromatic. So, I wasted my time twice. It really does taste like a Nut Brown Ale...yuck! Thank you NB for replacing the kit but, in my opinion, the kit is a major fail! I will never waste my time with this again. I thought I would have a good 5 gallons for my upcoming Halloween bash. Unfortunately, and after wasting a lot of time, I have a sub par beer. I have never been disappointed by NB before but this all grain kit is bad! Happy Halloween to all and I am sorry NB but this is a horrible recipe!
October 23, 2015
Good aroma and flavor. Added 3 cinnamon sticks and 3 cans of pumpkin to it and turned out great
October 3, 2015
Very solid pumpkin ale
Brewed up the extract kit of this last year and people loved it. This year I brewed up the AG version, which turned out great. I chopped up 4 pie pumpkins and coated them with brown sugar and cinnamon and roasted them for 1 hour at 350. I did not smash them up, just left them in small roasted pieces. I put two directly into the mash and the second two went in for the last 15 minutes of the boil. I stuck with the standard spice packet as I don't care for too much spicing in my pumpkin beers. This beer turned out great! This will be (albeit midly tweaked from year to year) in my yearly rotation.
December 1, 2015
NB comes through!
I made this all grain and when I pitched the yeast it was darker than normal and smelled "off." It was bad. NB replaced the kit no questions asked. I originally gave this a 1 star. LET'S make it 5! Thank you all!
September 14, 2015
Smells great - Happy Hallloween
Brewed this on Halloween night as the kiddies all came around for candy, I was having fun with my kettle. With only one hop addition at 60 mins, the malts really give out a great smell but when you add the spices at flame out, beware, it's a scream of goodness to your nose. Fermenting now....
November 4, 2013
Great stuff
First time I've ever brewed this, actually any pumpkin ever. It was great! Nice smooth pumpkin beer, not a spice beer. Add the fresh pumpkin, like the recipe option gives you, really adds a good touch to the beer.
November 1, 2013
I added pumkin and what a taste sensation...........I am ordering another
November 3, 2010
It's now a tradition
I brew this every year for thanksgiving. I get calls weeks before making sure I'm bringing my pumpkin brew. I use real pumpkin and add twice the spice. Brew on!!!!
November 1, 2013
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Does the All Grain kit need 2 additional pounds of 6 rahr to help with the pumpkin fermentability?
Rene G. on Oct 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. The base malts in the all-grain version will have enough diastatic power to help with converting the starches in the pumpkin without the additional 6-row as called for in the extract recipe.

Aaron F.
What should the FG be?
F U on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have brewed this All Grain kit twice. Both batches got @ 5 lbs. of pumpkin puree and 12 oz. of dark molasses added to the recipe. On the last batch, we had an initial gravity of 1.068 and a final gravity of 1.011. We used the WL007 dry yeast. The brew was lovely and dark, but for our next attempt we will increase the initial volume by at least half a gallon to accommodate the loss due to the pumpkin sludge. This should drop the ABV from our level of 7.47 down to a more reasonable 6+
Has anyone else found this to be a unsuccessful kit?
A S on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Havent done the all grain yet, but did the extract last year. Everyone loved it.
The only number I've been looking for with the all grain kit is the initial 170 degree mash water quantity. Did anyone deduce a solid amount from their experience with this particular kit? What was your final mash volume after sparging before the boil? (I'm guessing around 6-6.5 gallons.)

First time doing all grain so I just want to make sure I have my quantities down pat!
C A on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm new to all grain too. This was my third batch. These recipes don't give you a volume of strike water. What I read suggested to use somewhere between 1.25 - 2.00 gallons of water per pound of grain. So now I typically start with 1.5 quarts of strike water per pound of grain (so right at 4 gallons to start with for this recipe). My mash temp came in too low after mixing, so I had to quickly boil 1 extra gallon of water and add it in to bring the temp up to 152. No problems with my result!
Are specific mash and sparge instructions includes with recipe kits?
Anthony C on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: On the product page, below the photo, under the additional info tab is a link to the instructions included with the kit.
So I am upgrading from making 5 gallon batches to making 10 gallon batches. So I had to double check but can I use a 5 gallon kit for a 10 gallon batch or would I need double the grain and hops and the same amount of yeast?
erik m on Jul 14, 2016

Thank you for your question. The easiest way to make a 10 gallon batch would be to buy 2 full kits.

What additional equipment is needed? What is the main differences between this recipe and the Smashing Pumpkin Ale Extract kit?
L A on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All grain brewing would need something similar to our all grain equipment starter kit and a kettle no smaller than 8 gallons. Extract brewing kits come with extract syrups that can just be boiled with hops...all grain kit come with 8-15 lbs of grain that needs to be mashed before the boil step. Check out our all grain brewing videos for more details!
This brew is on my radar probably later this month .
I have a question regarding the all grain version when adding real pumpkin.

The all grain kit has 2 row base Malt. If you add 2 cans of pumpkin ( like in the video) , do you still have to add 2lb 6 row malt?
Please clarify. Thanks !
C R on Sep 7, 2015

if you plan to use real pumpkin in the recipe I would recommend using some 6-row malt to aid with starch conversion and to help keep the mash less sticky.

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