Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale Brew Session


Brewed by Rick-B
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Brew Log

OG was much lower than calculated OG 1.075 instead of 1.099. I was aiming for more insoluble Fermentables for a sweeter beer by going with a high mash temp. Strike water was 175F. Depending on FG I could still come out close to calculated abv but the yeast I chose should again make for a sweeter beer I believe. I did mash the pumpkin in a grain bag and then boiled it in Kettle for 20 minutes. I only had .8 oz. of Saaz instead of 1 oz. but I don't think it will matter much. One mistake I made that may have changed the mash too much and caused poor results instead of adding 1 teaspoon of gypsum I grabbed the tablespoon. it was too late when I discovered the mistake. the Windsor yeast created a very vigorous fermentation for a day and then backed down a lot. Initial flavor is good but that will change as I tweak with extracts after fermentation in secondary. The beer should be ready by the fall holidays. I will update as we approach the end of the process.

Water Infusion

Brew Session Specific

16.75 lb @ 72°F
90 minuites
5.25 gallons
1.25 qt/lb

Equipment Profile

0.5 gallons
0.2 gallons
0.25 gallons
1 gallons/hour
0.15 gallons/lb
0.01 gallons/lb

Calculated Totals

7.45 gallons
10.13 gallons
5.48 gallons
2.97 gallons
4.65 gallons

Mash / Boil


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90 minutes


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7 gallons
90 minutes
4.75 gallons


4.75 gallons
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Recipe Facts

Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale
5.25 Gallons Liters
7.00 Gallons Liters  @  90  min
14.5° SRM
24.2 IBU (tinseth)
8.3% ABV
354 per 12oz
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