All Grain Pumpkin IPA Recipe
Profile: Looking for a fun beer to brew this Fall, try a Pumpkin IPA. A mash-up of earthy and sweet pumpkin flavors with light caramel malts and piney/woody Simcoe hops. Pours a nice seasonal pale orange color. Dry-hopped with Simcoe hops and a cinnamon stick.
8 lbs Pale 2-row
5 lbs Maris Otter
12 oz. Crystal 60
8 oz. White Wheat Malt
3 oz. Crystal 100
1 oz. Nugget 14%a, 60 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 30 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 5 minutes
Other: One medium sized pumpkin
Dry-Hops/Spice: 1 oz Simcoe + 1 whole cinnamon stick
Cut top off pumpkin and quarter it. Clean out seeds and surrounding stringy strands. Dice into about a dozen pieces. Roast the pumpkin chunks at 325F for about 40-60 minutes. While warm scrape the roasted pumpkin off the skin. Smash the roasted pumpkin into a puree.
Mash all grains with the smashed pumpkin for 75 minutes at 152 degrees. (Optional: Stir the smashed pumpkin mixture right into the strike water – then a mix the pumpkin water with the crushed grains for the mash. This ensures a nice even mix for maximum pumpkin flavor).
Sparge at 170 degrees.
60 minute boil with hop regimen above.
Primary ferment at 67 degrees.