Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chapter 7: Pumpkin Ale Tasting

October 27, 2013

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Friday was the big day… yes… the day that we were finally able to try our Pumpkin Ale for the first time, fully carbonated & ready for drinking… and it certainly did not disappoint. That night we were invited to a Halloween party by one of Dizzy’s coworkers… and after driving around the neighborhood trying to find a parking spot for about a half-hour, we decided to just get some grub (Subway) and head home to watch movies… and of course, drink our beer.

Basically it tastes like liquid pumpkin pie… only obviously not as sweet… and I loves me some pumpkin pie… so this stuff was dangerous. Because it was aged the full six weeks as well, it had a better aftertaste than our original Red Ale tasting two weeks ago… so yeah, it was pretty fantastic. I highly recommend that you find a way to try it.
Pumpkin Ale
Malt Extract Kit
5 gallons
3.15 lbs
Amber Malt Syrup (60 mins)
1.0 lb
Pilsen dried malt extract (60 mins)
3.15 lbs
Amber Malt Syrup (15 mins)
Specialty Grains
0.5 lbs
Briess Caramel 40
1 oz
Cluster (60 mins)
1 tsp
Pumpkin Pie Spice (0 mins)
Safale US-05 Ale Yeast
Cook Date/Primary Ferm
Secondary Ferm
2 weeks
4 weeks
First Taste
6 weeks
Like liquid pumpkin pie
Make MORE!!!
So when Sunday rolled around for football watching… this ale called for… DAS BOOT!!!

Another thing that you'll see on this blog soon... are some of my designs for various things associated with our Homebrewing... and our beer in general. Just to give you an idea of the extreme amount of skill that I possess in these designs... BEHOLD!!!
Something I drew when I was bored one night...


What I made at work with 30 minutes &
three sheets of construction paper...
take that 3rd grade crafts!!!
Anyway, that’s what I’ve got for this entry. Hope you enjoyed it… next time… we’ll probably be talking about Halloween antics, tasting Hefeweizen, bottling Nut Brown Ale, possibly making Mead… and whatever else happens along the way. Have a great day everybody!!!

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