Sunday, September 28, 2008

Homebrew Pumpkin Ale Part 1

Homebrew Pumpkin Ale - Part 1

This Pumpkin Ale is my first attempt at a flavored beer. After tasting a few popular brands, (Buffalo Bills, Shipyard, DFH) I decided my goal would be a drinkable winter ale with warm pumpkin flavors, rather than a full fledged pumpkin pie experience.

I roasted fresh pumpkin and used a small amount of cinnamon, fresh ginger, clove, allspice and molassas.

After brewing, the OG was higher than I expected. I think miscalculated the sugar I got from boiling all that pumpkin and will have a higher ABV than I targeted.

Stay tuned for Part 2...

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