Bottled 10/12 - pretty tasty...
Saisons in summer, pumpkin in fall. Lagers in winter, we love them all.
This one is adapted from a pumpkin ale recipe in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Zymurgy. Pumpkin beers are pretty hit-or-miss, so when someone prints one they've used successfully for a decade or so, I'm willing to give it a try. I changed the adjunct sugar from a maple/honey mix to all maple, and upped the pumpkin a bit.
10 lbs Golden Promise
0.5 lb Victory
0.5 lb Crystal 60L (US)
10 oz Melanoidin
~3.75 lbs pumpkin (mix between canned and cooked fresh)
7 AAU, 60m, I used 1.2 oz 5.8% Cascade pellets
Whirlfloc, 1 tab, 10m
2 qts maple syrup (~1 3/4 lb sugars) at flame-out
1/2 Tbsp pie spice at flame-out
Safale US-05, 11.5g
Dough-in with 20qts water at room temp, direct heat with constant stirring to bring to 154F, about 1 hour ramp time. Hold there for about an hour. I batch sparged 14qts to save some time today.