Beer 2014.03

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Overview

  • Style: Spiced Pumpkin Ale
  • Codename: Pilfered Pumpkin
  • Tagline: "It's not about the pumpkin. It's about the pumpkin."
  • Brewmaster: Justin T. Conroy
  • Based on: Beer 2012.03
  • Type: All-grain
  • Initial Gravity: 1.040 (Measured 1.067 before adding 2 gallons distilled water to 3 gallons of wort)
  • Final Gravity: 1.012
  • ABV: 3.68%
  • Brewed: 2014-10-12
  • Kegged: 2014-10-28
  • First served: 2014-11-01
  • Last served: 2014-11-01 (People really liked it at the Halloween Party)

Brew Participants

Those who stuck through thick and thin:

  • Justin
  • Eric
  • Joseph
  • Avner
  • Ryan
  • Thomas

Brewing

Mash

Grain Bill:

  • 6 lbs Cargill 2 Row Pale Malt
  • 4 lbs TF&S Pale Crystal Malt
  • 4 lbs of roasted pumpkin flesh
  • 1 lb Rice Hulls (put in at the end of the mash before sparging to keep it from getting stuck)

Mash Schedule:

  • Type: Multiple step in insulated mash tun, no heating
  • 13 qt water at 170F
  • Target temp: 150F
  • Actual temp: 155F
  • Time: 90 mins
  • End temp: 153F

Sparge

  • 20.25 qt, ~175F

Boil

  • 90 mins
  • At 60 mins add 5.9oz fresh Cascade hops (grown by Joseph. Thanks Joseph!)
  • At 80 mins add spices
    • .5 tsp ginger
    • .5 tsp nutmeg
    • .5 tsp cinnamon
    • .5 tsp allspice
  • Chill to 78F, rack through pump
  • Yield: ~3 gal wort
  • Added 2 gallons of distilled water to get the yield up
  • Initial gravity: 1.040 (1.067 before adding 2 gallons distilled water)

Fermenting

  • Primary ferment: Carboy
  • Wyeast Yorkshire Ale

Kegging

  • Kegged on 10/28/2014
  • Final Gravity 1.012
  • Kegged into Keg 3

Tasting Notes

At kegging, it still tasted freakin fantastic. It actually was a bit naturally carbonated coming out of the carboy, a little sweet still, and the flavor profile was right on the money. Tasted like pumpkin pie.