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Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Specialty Beer • Extract • 5 gal

Vanilla Cream Porter

Brewing this weekend before the Oregon vs Washington game...

October 4, 2012 at 06:21pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 0.25 lbs Munich 10L Malt; Briess

    Munich 10L Malt; Briess

    Golden orange hue with a robust malty flavor.

  • 0.25 lbs American Caramel 10°L

    American Caramel 10°L

    This malt is light in color with a sweet caramel flavor. It is a great malt for light lagers and ales.

  • 0.25 lbs Carawheat; Powells Malt

    Carawheat; Powells Malt

    Carawheat is used in the production of wheat beers, dark lagers and festival beers. Carawheat is produced in a similar way to Caramalt. It contributes a sweet flavour, enhanced colour and improved body, foam and foam stability to beers.

  • 5.0 lbs Dry Light Extract

    Dry Light Extract

    White color, mild flavor. Will produce lagers and Pilseners and can also be used to produce darker beers when used in conjunction with colored malts. Made of pale malt.

  • 2 lbs Dark Brown Sugar

    Dark Brown Sugar

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

  • .5 lbs Maple Syrup

    Maple Syrup

    Imparts a dry, woodsy flavor if used in the boil. If beer is bottled with it, it gives it a smooth sweet, maple taste. Use in maple ales, pale ales, brown ales and porters.

  • .5 oz Willamette - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    This hop is used for finishing and dry hopping American and British style ales. Aroma is mild and pleasant ans slightly spicy

  • .5 oz Willamette - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min


    This hop is used for finishing and dry hopping American and British style ales. Aroma is mild and pleasant ans slightly spicy

  • 2 tsp Cinnamon (ground) - add to boil 30 min. 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp clove, 2 vanilla beans (omitted from calculations)

    Cinnamon (ground)

    Cinnamon is the dried bark of various laurel trees in the cinnamomun family. One of the more common trees from which Cinnamon is derived is the cassia. Ground cinnamon is perhaps the most common baking spice. Ground cinnamon is ground from long pieces of bark that are rolled, pressed, and dried.

  • 4 lb Pumpkin (canned) - 3 lbs. add to boil 30 min, 1 lb add to secondary (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin (canned)

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

  • Wyeast 1318 London Ale III™

    Wyeast 1318 London Ale III™

    From traditional London brewery with great malt and hop profile. True top cropping strain, fruity, very light, soft balanced palate, finishes slightly sweet.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 23 - Specialty Beer

Subcategory: A - Specialty Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.067 1.026 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 0.995 - 1.035
Color: 17.3 SRM 1 - 50
Alcohol: 7.1% ABV 2.5% - 14.5%
Bitterness: 8.9 IBU 0 - 100



Let me know

2012-10-05 7:51pm

Let me know how this turned out. Looks very good!!

Vanilla Cream Porter

Nice brew

2013-01-12 6:57pm

I made this one because I kept seeing the pumpkin ales walking through the grocery store. It turned out great. I did cut down the pumpkin to 3 lbs, all in the boil. My wife doesn't like to drink beer at all but I caught her downing 3 of them one day when I came home from work. Will do this one again soon... i like the idea of my wife drinking more beer, she tends to be a red wine person.

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