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Smashed Pumpkin Smoked Porter HomeBrew Recipe

fall pumpkins
fall pumpkins
fall pumpkins


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Pumpkin Smoked Porter
Target ABV: 6.3%
Target IBUs: 42
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 22, 2013 by


All Grain Pumpkin Smoked Porter Recipe

Profile: Robust chocolaty porter with flavors of fresh roasted pumpkin, autumn spices, smoke, and earthy hops. A hearty and flavorful Pumpkin Fall ale different from all the commercial pumpkin ales on the shelves. Brewed with earthy English hops and fermented with a high flocculation English Ale yeast which produces a nice dry beer.



10 lbs Maris Otter

2 lbs Oak Smoked Wheat Malt

8 oz. Crystal 80

6 oz. Pale Chocolate Malt

4 oz. Chocolate Wheat Malt

3 oz. Roasted Barley

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Challenger 8%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. East Kent Goldings 5%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. Fuggles 5%a, 15 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast

Other: One medium sized pumpkin, one yam, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ground cinnamon.


Cut top off pumpkin and quarter it. Clean out seeds and surrounding stringy strands. Dice into about a dozen pieces. Roast the pumpkin chunks and yam at 325F for about 40-60 minutes. While warm scrape the roasted pumpkin off the skin and peel the skin off the roasted yam. Smash the roasted pumpkin and yam with a potato masher. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to the smashed pumpkin and yam mixture.

Mash all grains with the smashed pumpkin/yam for 60 minutes at 152 degrees. (I like to stir the smashed pumpkin/yam 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.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 4 weeks

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