Smashing Pumpkin Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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This seasonal kit is only available for a limited time July to October. So don’t miss the boat. Order now to brew and enjoy this beer during its peak season. Or you’ll be left dreaming about it until next year.
Autumn comes, and a homebrewer's thoughts turn to capturing the sensory experience of the season...crisp nights, colorful leaves, and ripe gourds ready for pie-making. Pumpkin beer recipes are always a hit at this time of year, and it's easy to understand why this one's our favorite. Sipping this spiced amber ale is like drinking a slice of pie.
Delight and impress your friends with this perfect brew for fall. Smashing Pumpkin Ale recipe is clean and sweetly malty, with just enough hop bitterness to balance. A dose of select spices at the end of the boil imbues the beer with a complex, lingering spice profile full of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger that persists from the first pour to the last swish in the glass.
Click here to learn how to incorporate actual vegetables in this pumpkin beer recipe. You'll need to purchase an additional 2 or 3 pounds of Rahr 6-row 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.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I added pie pumpkins to my recipe and followed the procedure and it turned out very well. I added double the pumpkin spice in addition to some vanilla and maple syrup to the secondary. Primed with brown sugar. Very tasty indeed. Probably the best pumpkin flavored beer I have had.
I got a Northerner Brewer starter kit for Christmas a few years ago. I had a few flops with flat less than perfect beer. By late summer I had my brewing skills honed to a level to create drinkable beer.
I brewed two batches of Smashing Pumpkin to introduce at the neighborhood Halloween party. I went all in and roasted a couple of pumpkins and added a little extra spice, like I read on the NB site. It was a huge success! Since the introduction I get reminder emails to bring a case to every Halloween party.
Made according to directions. Excellent amber ale but can’t taste any spice at all. Next time I’ll try more spices or using whole spices in secondary.
I’m enjoying this brew. I consider it an excellent fall amber ale. I feel like if you want a true pumpkin ale make sure to use real pumpkin. In my opinion this is not really a pumpkin brew.
This is nothing but an amber ale but with a teaspoon of pumpkin seasoning. Absolutely no pumpkin taste. Terrible beer if your actually looking for a pumpkin flavor, good beer if you just want an amber ale.