Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale Brew Sessions

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Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale

Brew Session: Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale

by Rick-B on 8/27/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
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.

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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