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Banshee's Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Banshee's Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer • Extract • 5 gal

Bobcat Punk

Strong pumpkin ale for cool fall days.

August 18, 2012 at 11:35pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 1 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    Golden color and a candy like sweetness. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • Caramel 10L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Biscuit

    Belgian Biscuit

    Warm baked biscuit flavor and aroma. Increases body. Use in Belgian beers.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Munich

    Belgian Munich

    Used to increase malt aroma and body with slightly more color.

  • 6.6 lbs Liquid Extra Light; Muntons

    Liquid Extra Light; Muntons

    Made from the lightest available lager malt, processed carefully with the gentlest heat necessary to ensure that the resultant extract is the lightest possible from 100% malt.

  • 2 lbs Dry Amber Extract

    Dry Amber Extract

    Cream-colored and full-flavored; will produce amber colored beers such as pale ales, IPAs, and bitters. Made of pale and crystal malts.

  • 1 lbs Light Brown Sugar

    Light Brown Sugar

    Imparts rich, sweet flavor. Use in Scottish ales, old ales and holiday beers.

  • .5 lbs Malto Dextrin

    Malto Dextrin

    Adds body and mouthfeel. For all extract beers. Does not ferment.

  • 2 oz Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Mild. Slightly flowery.

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer - 8.0 AA% whole; boiled 10 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • 5 lb Pumpkin (fresh) - (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin (fresh)

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

  • 3 oz Pumpkin Pie Spice - (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Often contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

  • Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale™

    Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale™

    Robust flavor yeast with moderate to high alcohol tolerance. Fruity nose and palate, dry, tart finish.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Subcategory: A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.090 1.026 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 0.995 - 1.035
Color: 14.4 SRM 1 - 50
Alcohol: 9.6% ABV 2.5% - 14.5%
Bitterness: 32.4 IBU 0 - 100




2012-08-22 11:59pm

I'd love to give this a try, but don't see a instruction section. Just an ingredients section.

Bobcat Punk


2012-11-11 4:37pm

take a pumpkin, clean it out, cut it up, and roast it in the oven until tender. I added the pumpkin with the grains and held it at 155deg for 45 minutes. removed pumpkin and grains, added sugars and malt extract, and boiled for 60 minutes. at flame out, I added the pumpkin pie spices. It just finished carbonating. Smells like pumpkin pie, pumpkin adds body, malty with good hop balance.

Bobcat Punk

About 1 year later...

2013-09-15 9:37pm

It's been almost a year. I had one of the bottles tonight that I had cellared. It really came together. Creamy head, spice is present but more mellow, and a nice alcohol warmth. Gonna brew it again this year for sure.

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