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Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer • All Grain • 5 gal


A pumpkin Porter. Used 1 whole pie pumpkin, baking it 1 hour and adding it to the boil along with some pumpkin pie seasoning.

October 23, 2011 at 11:08pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 8.25 lbs Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Our most popular base malt, perfect for all beer styles, especially American ales and lagers. With moderate protein and enzyme levels and a very clean, smooth finish, our Premium 2-Row Malt is ideal for all-malt beers and for mashes containing moderate levels of adjunct.

  • 1 lbs Medium Crystal Malt; Simpsons

    Medium Crystal Malt; Simpsons

    Ale colour and flavour adjustment tailored to requirement.

  • .75 lbs English Black Roast

    English Black Roast

    Adds a heavy roast flavor and dark color.

  • .375 lbs English Chocolate Malt

    English Chocolate Malt

    Dark malt that gives a rich red or brown color and nutty flavor. Use for: Brown ales, porters, some stouts Maintains some malty flavor, not as dark as roasted malt.

  • 0.125 lbs Treacle


    Imparts intense, sweet flavor. A British mixture of molasses, invert sugar and golden syrup (corn syrup). Use in dark English ales.

  • 1.1 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • .5 oz Fuggle - 4.8 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • .5 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 3 lb Pumpkin (fresh) - 3lbs Pie Pumpkins quartered, dusted with treacle and pumpkin pie spice and baked for 1 hour at 375F and added to last 20 minutes of boil. (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin (fresh)

    Mild earth spicy flavor. Pumpkins are fruits from the gourd family.

  • .5 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice - Steeped in 1 cup hot water in french press (could use coffee filter) (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Often contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

  • White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

    White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

    This is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light frui|iness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pal


Treacle added to the boil at 60 minutes (could substitute molasses) Used brew in the bag sparge brewing original gravity 1.0565 Adding 2nd generation Irish Yeast.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Subcategory: A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.057 1.026 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 0.995 - 1.035
Color: 31.0 SRM 1 - 50
Alcohol: 6.0% ABV 2.5% - 14.5%
Bitterness: 31.4 IBU 0 - 100



Crowd Pleaser

2012-10-22 10:55am

This beer was a crowd pleaser as a porter. The pumpkin did not shine through, and I spiced it too lightly. Next time yams, and more spice.

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