Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pumpkin Ale

The semester is almost over. It went really quickly and was relatively easy. I say this, of course, before seeing most of my grades, but I'm optimistic. Of course, I do have a paper and presentation due on Monday that I pretty much haven't started, but you know that's not going to stop me from adding Sweet Potatoes to my Sweet Potato Ale, making some pasta, a bomber salsa, playing Halo, boozing it up a little, going to a holiday party, and going to see the Mountain Goats play today. Sure I have a quiz tomorrow morning and a couple group papers due in the afternoon. It's not like that's going to stop me from going to happy hour for student life and then a birthday party. Of course I have another birthday party Friday night and then two parties Saturday. Yeah, life's not too bad. Oh, and did I mention that it looks like I'll be interning for one of the most powerful democrats in the Texas legislature starting in a couple weeks? 

Since I keep bragging about my pumpkin ale, check it out:

Pumpkin Ale

12 lb. Hugh Baird Marris Otter 
1.2 lb. Vienna 
0.6 lb. White Wheat
0.6 lb. Caramunich 

1 oz Northdown 5.0% AA (60 min) 
½ oz Perle 7.8% AA (10 min) 
½ oz Perle 7.8% AA (5 min)

1 tbsp Yeast Nutrient (15 min)
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (15 min)

12 oz. Molasses         (3 min)
0.5 cups Brown Sugar (3 min)

2 tsp Cinnamon (1 min) 
½ tsp Ground Ginger (1 min) 
½ tsp Nutmeg (1 min) 
½ tsp Allspice (1 min)
8 cloves (1 min) 

2.5 Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins roasted for 1 hr. at 375, scraped out of their skin, and racked upon. Added at racking.

Mash at 150 for 60 min. 1 qt/lb. Batch sparged 2 batches 2.5 gallons each at 174, 15 min. rest.

Brewed: 10/12/2012
OG: 1.068 based on a refractometer reading of 17 Brix. About 5.5 gallons in the primary.

Racked (and added pumpkin): 10/19/12
SG: 1.010

Kegged: 11/16/12
FG: 1.009

And it is awesome. 

No comments:

Post a Comment