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.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Well, it didn't turn out great. Not sure what the problem was, I've made several NB brews before and always turned out good. I did do the extra pumpkin addition. The spice wasn't nearly enough so I added more as other people suggested. However, in the secondary it developed a very strong sour odor. I'm guessing I infected it, although I'm not sure how. First time this has happened. I think it's still drinkable, sorta taste like a lambic, but not something I'll be giving away to friends. I've been waiting all month to drink my own pumpkin beer but guess I'll have to buy it from the store.
As usual Northern Brewer delivered quickly and the product was fresh and simple to brew. Honestly, I didn't use the spice blend included in the kit preferring to create my own, but that's just preference. Will certainly order again when back in season
Need more ice sent to keep liquid yeast cold
Everyone’s favorite when I make it. Just wish it was available all the time. I know it’s a seasonal beer but it is so good I would drink it year round.