Lady Rumpkin's Pumpkin Spiced Ale

Lady Rumpkin's Pumpkin Spice Ale

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.

Style & Targets
Spiced Ale
5.7% @ 5 gallons

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*

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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!