DetailsA seasonal brew typically brewed at the end of the summer for your fall enjoyment. You provide either canned or fresh pumpkin.
Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row, 8 oz. Carapils®, 8 oz. Caramel 10L, 2 oz. of hops, 1 lb brown sugar, tsp. cinnamon, tsp. nutmeg, priming sugar, and yeast.
- Details & Instructions
4.5 / 5.022 ReviewsGreat recipeI've made this two years in row, and it's awesome. I do recommend changing the preparation of fresh pumpkin, however. I found I achieved better results by cooking the pumpkin whole at 400 deg for about 40 min, then letting it cool and cutting the flesh from the rind. I used 2-3 pie pumpkins per 5 gal batch._x000D__x000D_I have not tried the recipe with canned pumpkinOctober 8, 2010GreatI could not find any canned or fresh whole pumpkin when I went to brew this batch. I had my mash already started and the wife out buying pumpkin for me and after 4 different stores she was about ready to give up. So I had her buy two large pumpkin pies (for some reason all the stores had pumpkin pies but not canned or whole pumpkin). I scooped out the filling from both pies leaving the crusts for the dog to eat and added them to the last 20 minutes of the boil. I also added an extra pound of corn sugar at the beginning of the boil. And brewed as I normally do adding only half of the spice pack that came with the kit, seeing as the pies were already seasoned. The primary frementor had some very strange action going on in it. looked like a Laval lamp. Had about 2 1/2" of pumpkin pie and yeast at the bottom when I transferred to the secondary frementor. Left it there for 2 weeks then force carbonated the batch and in about a week it was the smoothest batch I ever made. My wife not a big beer drinker likes a class of it every night and all my friends love it. Will try this method again and it is cool to say that its two fermented pumpkin pies your drinking. Try it you won't be disappointed.October 10, 2011Best batch so far!I tried several times to write a review and it won't stay on here. I used two large cans of libby's pumpkin pie filling, One in the mash with some rice hulls, and one in the boil. I also added extra spices to the boil. Best batch of beer so far! You will not be disapointed! Ordering another kit today!October 30, 2011awesomeawsome and easy to brew one of my favorites!!!March 14, 2012goodGot this kit as a gift. I went with about 8 15 oz cans of pumpkin in the mash tun, and I would recommend you add in some rice hulls or be prepared for a seriously stuck sparge. The ale came out with a very fall appropriate orange hue and a great spicy nose. I think it'll need a few more weeks in the bottle to balance out but it has great potential. Overall I'm pretty happy at the bold pumpkin on the palate and the nice spice in the finish.October 3, 2012Good beer, but...After tasting the beer out of secondary, I got more pumpkin flavor than the spices. I added 3 cans of pure pumpkin to the mash and followed the recipe. I was a little disappointed as I was expecting a little more from the spices. I added a tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the keg and racked on top of that. Tasted great. I'm sure the spices will mellow over the coming days leading up to Thanksgiving which should round out this holiday brew.October 8, 2012Decent holiday brewI only used 2cans of pumpkin pie filling as suggested by the customer service rep. Overall am ok beer . Friends had mixed reviews. Some loved others thought it was just ok but drinkable. I wish it was a stronger pumpkin. Next time I would use more pumpkin and maybe add some more spice. But for the price I can't complain.October 17, 2012Best beer I have ever brewed.Best beer I have ever brewed. I altered the recipe a bit by adding twice the amount of pumpkin mix, 1lb brown sugar and 3lb's of roasted pumpkin seeds. yummmmmmmmmmmmmNovember 1, 2012Found the Great Pumpkin!Great tasting! Used 1 large (29 oz) can 100% pure pumpkin in a hop bag for last 10 minutes of boil. Next time I'll try 2 cans to get a little more pumpkin taste. Also added 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice dissolved in a little vodka when racking to secondary. Drinkable after 10 days in bottle, but getting a lot better with more time.December 2, 2012Great Holiday AleUse this kit as a base but added one 16oz can of Libby's 100% Pumpkin to the mash and one 16 oz can to a hop bag with 10 minutes left in the boil. I also added 1 tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice from McCormick at flameout. When racking to the secondary there still was not enough spice flavor so I also added 1tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice mixed with 2 oz of vodka that had been curing for a week. The end result was wonderful! I have already ordered another kit!December 12, 2012
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerYour instructions call for adding 8oz of brown sugar to the boil, but the ingredient list calls for 1 lb of brown sugar. Which is correct?BEST ANSWER: To hit target gravity, you only need 8 ounces. The kit comes with a full pound since that is how big the bag we stock is so you get a little extra to bump it up if you like or to save for a rainy day or 'everything but the kitchen sick' recipe. Cheers!