Smashing Pumpkin Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
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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 got the smashing pumpkin kit and upgraded ingredients to make the pumpkin pie pasty stout. Roasted real pumpkin to put in the mash. Also vanilla beans and cocoa nibs. Four weeks in the Catalyst followed by two weeks bottle condition. I was really impressed with the final product. Beautiful color and outstanding flavor. Great job guys!
I brewed the all grain kit and added a couple cans of pumpkin pie filling. It turned out great. Kegged it and friends drank all 5 gallons in about a week.
This ale was everything that Northern Brewer said it would be, a new holiday favorite!
Great season beer! Read reviews and tripled the seasons and couldn’t be happier. By doing so, as the title says, pretty much a clone of Elysian's Night Owl. Not only do I think so, my wife who loves the night owl replied after drinking it, “looks like we don’t need to spend the money on night owl anymore”.
I was in a pinch time-wise this year, so I didn't use any real pumpkin, but I did order all the extras to make the Imperial version, and woa... it was great. Next year I will be adding real pumpkin