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|
This kit produced a solid amber ale, but I wasn’t getting much pumpkin spice flavor. I made a tincture of equal parts everclear and Bones Pumpkin Spice Coffee and added it at bottling, it turned out great.
Still in secondary. Will update when done.
The first time we brewed this ale my wife loved it so now we make two batches every year. We always add real fruit, which adds texture. It extends the brew time by an hour but we think it’s worth it. The first batch we use canned pumpkin since fresh pumpkins aren’t usually available at the time. The second batch with use fresh pumpkin. This year we tried acorn squash for the first batch with no noticeable affects other than color. We also make our own pumpkin spice so that we can add more than what’s provided in the kit at the end of boil. Another thing we do is make a pumpkin spice extract that we’ll add at secondary or bottling. Every batch has turned out perfect. Same flavor, color, body and ABV. When all is said and done it’s very similar to Pumking by Southern Tier.
love the company but can not be fair since i haven't made it yet.
Being more of an IPA guy, this is made for the lovely wife. It's a good product - one can add the pumpkin or not.