Boil, Bubble, Not Much Toil and Trouble, Equals Pumpkin Beer!

My goodness, that month flew by. Between the holidays and the crazy weather patterns, I have not had a chance to blog. The Husband had some vacation time, and made good use of it, brewing a really great seasonal pumpkin beer. The whole process took six weeks from stovetop to glass.

Waiting for the wort to boil after adding the malt extract syrup

Waiting for the wort to boil after adding the malt extract syrup and hops

Small pot: steeping the pumpkin; large pot: the wort coming to a boil

Small pot: steeping the pumpkin; large pot: the wort coming to a boil

The wort boiling gently

The wort boiling gently

Steeped pumpkin broth, wort, and yeast into the carboy

Steeped pumpkin broth, wort, and yeast into the carboy

Sitting in a dark quiet place while the yeast does its thing

Sitting in a dark quiet place while the yeast does its thing

Very happy yeast a few days later

Very happy yeast a few days later

Transferring to the secondary carboy after a week, leaving the sludge behind (great for the compost, bad for beer)

Transferring to the secondary carboy after a week, leaving the sludge behind (great for the compost, bad for beer)

Bottling Day!

Bottling Day! The beer is transferred into the bottling bucket, along with a pumpkin pie spice tincture made with spices and vodka.

The blessed elixir of autumn

The blessed elixir of autumn

I love this beer. It is spicy, warming, and gently hoppy. It’s the perfect antidote to a long, cold winter’s night, and I’m having one right now with some popcorn. Cheers! See you again soon, down the Road.

  1. Loved seeing the process! The beer sounds wonderful with the pumpkin spices. What are the measurements on the duct-tape for?

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    1. The duct-tape gauge measures gallons in the carboy. It’s fun to watch The Husband during the brewing process, too, and the whole house smells terrific.

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