Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale Recipe

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Hail Hail Pumpkin Ale

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All Grain
5.25 Gallon(s)
7 Gallon(s)
90 min
Pumpkin Pie Ale based off of Pumpking ale. I made one batch almost the same before that everyone really liked. This one I am attempting to make a little sweeter with higher mash temp and another 4 ounces of Lactose, also added 1 pound of Melanoidin. The extracts are starting points, adjust to likely after fermentation in secondary if more concentrated flavors are desired.


% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
39% 7 2-Row - US 37
39% 7 Maris Otter Pale - UK 38
6% 1 Melanoidin Malt - US 37
6% 1 Victory Malt - US 34
4% 0.75 Caramel/Crystal 80 - US 35
3% 0.5 Brown Sugar - US 46
4% 0.75 Lactose - Milk Sugar - US 41
18 lb


oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1 Northern Brewer Pellet Boil 60 minutes 9.0 20.9
1 Saaz Pellet Boil 10 minutes 3.8 3.2
2 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Hop Summary

oz variety type AA
1 Northern Brewer Pellet 9.0
1 Saaz Pellet 3.8
2 oz  


name attenuation  
Danstar Windsor 65%

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
4 each Cinnamon Secondary
1 tsp Allspice Flame Out
1 tsp Nutmeg Flame Out
2 lb Pumpkin Fruit (1.8 lb can) Mash
1 tsp Clove Flame Out
1 tsp Vanilla Extract Secondary
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Extract Flame Out
1.5 tsp Capella Gingerbread Extract Secondary
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Single infusion Infusion 156 90 minutes

Special Instructions

  1. Heat 5 gallons of strike water for mash to 174F, heat 4 gallon of water for sparge to 170F for a 7 gallon of mash for boil based on 1 gallon of loss per hour. Add Irish Moss last 15 minutes of boil
  2. Adjust extract flavorings in secondary to meet prefered taste.
  3. Primary fermentation 14 days at 67F and rack to carboy
  4. Secondary fermentation 30 days at 67F, add finings once FG is reached, allow 4 weeks
  5. Use all of one base grain if desired, I have done both. I just had extra MO and 2-row to use up.
  6. To intensify the pumpkin put pumpkin in grain bag during mash and hang bag in kettle during boil for about 15 minutes.
  7. I like mashing all my grains and hops during boil in grain bags, I use a wooden dowel rod across the kettle. Seems easier to clean up and works just as well for me anyway.

Tasting Notes (1)


Tasted on 10/7/2016 by Rick-B


I really like this version over the original but the original was good too, it turned out sweeter as expected with the lactose, more body, darker in color and the taste of pumpkin. there is still enough hops just to give it a little bit of bitter on the backend. My wife said she liked the original better so I did a blind side by side taste test and she picked the newer sweeter version. It could use about a teaspoon more gingerbread extract, I find it fades in time.

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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