Lady Rumpkin's Rum Pumpkin Dubbel

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Our last post was about a more tame and more session style brew from The Lady Rumpkin but I couldn't resist brewing a batch of her true sweet nectar to age for next year. So, after years of development and careful additions of rum (read: dumping in a pint), I bring you Lady Rumpkin's most delicious and delightful brew; a sumptuous, spiced, caramel sweet and perfectly balanced concoction of beer and rum that could only have come from a touch of magic and the hands of the lovely and lusty Lady Rumpkin.

Though this recipe can be toned down to a regular ale that is equally delicious and much more sessionable, no brewer can resist the call of The Lady Rumpkin's Dubbel. Brew it this year, drink it next. 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 Dubbel
9.2% abv @ 5 gallons

Ingredients
9 lbs US 2-row
4 lbs munich malt
1 lbs biscuit malt
1 lbs dark brown sugar
8 oz crystal 60L
8 oz crystal 120L
8 oz special B malt
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)
3 lbs roasted sugar pumpkin with spices (5 minutes)
16 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
White Labs 500 - Trappist Ale
*Recipe calculated with BeerSmith 2.0 - The Best Brewing Software Around*

pumpkin spice pic

Procedure
Mashed 22 qt at 152 F for 60 minutes
Sparged with 2.25 gal at 176 F
Sparged again with 2.25 gal at 176 F
Brought to boil, followed hop schedule, chilled, siphoned off to bucket and pitched yeast.
OG: 1.082 @ 5 gallons

Once fermentation has ceased, gently add the rum, keg/bottle and enjoy! I do, however, recommend aging this delightful brew for between 6 to 12 months.


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

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