Batch 98: Pumpkin Amber Ale

Tis the season to make tasty firepit beer 🙂

Recipe Type: All-Grain
Yeast: S-05
Yeast Starter: 24g from a big brick
Batch Size (Gallons): 5 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity:
IBU: ~25
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

10# 2-row
1# C60
1# Special B
1# brown sugar (@ flameout)

0.5 oz Northern Brewer (7.8 AAU)

90 oz Libby’s canned pumpkin, baked at 350* for 60 minutes to caramelize, all went in the mash

copious rice hulls in the mash, mashed with the copper manifold in the blue cooler, was able to circulate and clarify like a BOSS

Mash temp began at 150°, dropped to about 147° by the 60 minute mark when I began to lauter and sparge

3 tsp pumpkin spice at 15 min

Brewed 9/26, first checked 1 week later (10/3). Gravity: 1.005, weighing in at 8% ABV – tastes delicious, but there’s a little bit of a metal twang at the end. Will let the yeast work on it for another week and then cold-crash it to see what we can get.

Posted September 26, 2021 by fbarrett in Uncategorized