Lady Rumpkin's Pumpkin Spice Ale

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Though the original recipe is a dubbel, pumped up to the scale of 9.2% abv, this year I decided to lower the abv, shorten the aging period, increase the quaffability and hasten this beer's journey from the pumpkin patch to my mouth - satisfying both my excitement for the season and desire for fresh tasting beer! If you're greedy (like me), brew the Lady's Ale for this fall and her Dubbel for next.



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Style & Targets
Spiced Ale
5.7% abv @ 5 gallons

Ingredients
5 lbs US 2-row
3 lbs munich malt
1 lbs biscuit malt
8 oz crystal 60L
8 oz crystal 120L
8 oz special B malt
8 oz dark brown sugar
1 oz East Kent Goldings (60 minutes)
1 tsp Irish Moss (15 minutes - how to use properly)
1 cinnamon stick (5 minutes)
1 tsp all spice (5 minutes)
1/2 tsp nutmeg  (5 minutes)
1/2 tsp clove  (5 minutes)
6 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
Nottingham Yeast
*Recipe calculated with BeerSmith 2.0 - The Best Brewing Software Around*

pumpkin spice pic

Procedure
Mashed 15 qt at 152 F for 60 minutes
Sparged with 2.75 gal at 176 F
Sparged again with 2.75 gal at 176 F
Brought to boil, followed hop schedule, chilled, siphoned off to bucket and pitched yeast.
OG: 1.054 @ 5 gallons


Many thanks to Corrine S. for the awesome drawing of Lady Rumpkin on Her Pumpkin!

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