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Ed's Head Pumpkin Smoked Porter

Ed's Head Pumpkin Smoked Porter

Brown Porter • Partial Mash • 6 gal


I was going for a classic porter with some smoked malt added to the grain bill. Then I figured why let the jack-o-lantern go to waste so I roasted the pumpkin and then boiled it to get the flavor out of it and will be using it (3 quarts) as part of my brew water. Will brew the week of 11/4/12

November 2, 2012 at 10:09am

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Ingredients (Partial Mash6 gal)

  • 1 lbs Crystal Malt 80°L

    Crystal Malt 80°L

    Body and Richness. Distictive Nutty flavor and or sweet, smooth caramel flavor and a red to deep red color. For porters, old ales.

  • 2 lbs Smoked Malt; Weyermann

    Smoked Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Unique in the world. Initially formulated specifically for the traditional Bamberg Rauchbier (Bamberg Smoked Beer). Can be used for any kind of lager or ale with a complex flavor. Carefully dried over hot, smoky ambers of well-aged beech wood to achieve characteristic smoky flavor, while preserving relatively pale color. Suitable for beers of all strengths, from “regular” to Märzen to Doppelbock. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill. Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Bamberg-style Rauchbier, unfiltered barley-based lagers. Ales: Alaskan smoked, Scottish

  • .5 lbs American Black Patent

    American Black Patent

    Provides color and sharp flavor in stouts and porters.

  • 1 lbs Caramel Munich 120 Malt; Malteries Franco-Belges

    Caramel Munich 120 Malt; Malteries Franco-Belges

    These malts are highly modified, caramelized and slightly roasted and are especially well suited to beers requiring additional caramel malt flavor and color.

  • 4.1 lbs Dry Medium; Muntons

    Dry Medium; Muntons

    Rich malt flavour, ideal for bitters. Boosts the beers' natural body and results in a more rounded, mellow note to the final brew.

  • 1.5 lbs Corn Flaked (Maize)

    Corn Flaked (Maize)

    Generally a neutral flavor, used to reduce maltiness of beer. Produces beer with a milder, less malty flavor. Uses: Primarily for light Bohemian and Pilsner lagers.

  • .75 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 55 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • .5 oz Cluster - 7.0 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min


    Used for bittering and flavor qualities in light and dark American lagers. Aroma is very floral.

  • 3.5 lb Pumpkin (fresh) - pumpkin was roasted in the oven for an hour, then boiled to extract the color and flavor...leaving about 3 quarts to add to my boil water. added a little clove and cinnamon for the hell of it. (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin (fresh)

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

  • White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale

    White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale

    Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday strain, similar to WLP001. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 12 - Porter

Subcategory: A - Brown Porter

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.054 1.040 - 1.052
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 1.008 - 1.014
Color: 26.1 SRM 20 - 30
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV 4% - 5.4%
Bitterness: 24.5 IBU 18 - 35



Tastes Great!!!

2012-12-04 10:22am

I had a taste of this last night and it tastes fantastic.....considering its only been in the keg for about a week. It could still use a little more carbonation, but overall I am very pleased with it.



2012-12-28 1:21am

This beer turned out fantastic!!!!! Everyone that tastes it agrees....you can't taste the pumpkin, but its a porter and I didnt really expect to. It is very smooth and easy drinking. This is definitely added to my "regulars" and will be brewed again, maybe without the pumpkin.

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