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Pumpkin Ninja

Pumpkin Ninja

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


Light and dry, but It'll sneak up on you like a pumpkin ninja. You'll be knocked on your rump, By the Rum soaked French oak in it

August 22, 2013 at 10:59pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 9.5 lbs American 6-row Pale

    American 6-row Pale

    Tends to increase lautering efficiency due to a stiffer husk. May be used as the base malt for any beer style. The enzymes in all varieties of the current crop are sufficient to support high percentages of specialty malts and adjuncts.

  • .5 lbs American Caramel 60°L

    American Caramel 60°L

    Mild caramel,nutty flavor, sweet. adds color

  • .5 lbs American Victory

    American Victory

    Provides a deep golden to brown color. Use in nut brown ales, IPAs and Scottish ales.

  • .6 lbs Melanoidin Malt

    Melanoidin Malt

    Red Ales

  • 1 lbs Honey


    Imparts sweet and dry taste. For honey and brown ales. Also: specialty ales.

  • 1 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 lbs Rice Hulls

    Rice Hulls

    Rice Hulls are used as a filter medium, mostly used in all grain wheat beers to help prevent a stuck mash.

  • .75 oz Northern Brewer - 8.0 AA% pellets; boiled 90 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.

  • 4 ea Pumpkin (canned) - Mash 15 oz cans (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin (canned)

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

  • 1.5 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice - Flameout (omitted from calculations)

    Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Often contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

  • Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison™

    Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison™

    Classic farmhouse ale yeast. Spicy and complex aromatics including bubble gum. Very tart and dry on palate with mild fruit. Finishes crisp and mildly acidic.


Wyeast 3711 Dissolve pumpkin in 1 gallon of water, then add pumpkin water to the mash. Step mash. 120 for 10 min 154 for 60 minutes 168 for 10 min Ferment at 68 for 2 weeks raise to 78 to finish Move to secondary to clear Brew day 8/30/13 Made 1000 ml yeast starter with 2.0 oz Pilsen dme. Aeration with filtered air pump

Style (BJCP)

Category: 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Subcategory: A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.065 1.026 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 0.995 - 1.035
Color: 14.8 SRM 1 - 50
Alcohol: 6.8% ABV 2.5% - 14.5%
Bitterness: 31.1 IBU 0 - 100



Move to secondary

2013-09-17 4:08pm

After 10 days in primary (8/11/2013) Moved to secondary. Added 2 oz French oak soaked in 7 oz by weight Dark Rum. Gravity was 0.998, probably caused by amount of honey and maple syrup added.


Gravity Results

2013-09-17 4:13pm

Measured Original Gravity 1.055 @ 60 F Measured Terminal Gravityhelp 0.998 @ 45 F Corrected Terminal Gravityhelp 0.997 7.5% ABV

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