Punkin’ Porter

Punkin' Porter

We’re trying the Punkin’ Porter recipe out of Extreme Brewing.

Results

Overview
  • Starting gravity (actual)
    • 1.070
  • Starting gravity (expected)
    • 1.078
  • Final gravity (actual)
    • Oops! N/A
  • Final gravity (expected)
    • 1.014

Over-spiced and under-pumpkined, but still not bad!

Recipe

Malt
  • 1 lb crushed black patent malt
  • 1.5 lbs crushed pale 6-row malt
  • 3.3 lbs Light liquid malt extract
  • 3 lbs Amber dry malt extract
Hops
  • 1 oz Hallertau Mt Hood hop pellets (bittering)
    • 60 minutes
  • 1 oz Cascade hop pellets (flavoring)
    • 20 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Hallertau Mt Hood hop pellets (aroma)
    • 10 minutes
Yeast
  • Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast
Other
  • 2x 15 oz cans of Libby’s pumpkin purĂ©e
    • 1 tsp allspice (dried/ground)
      • 5 minutes
    • 1 tsp cinnamon (dried/ground)
      • 5 minutes
    • 1 tsp nutmeg (dried/ground)
      • 5 minutes

    Brewing Notes

    Timeline
    • Brewed
      • September 22, 2010
    • Transfered on
      • September 29, 2010
    • Bottled
      • October 13, 2010
    • Tasted
      • October 29, 2010

    In bullet hole form:

    • Used 2x 15oz cans of Libby’s pumpkin
    • Hallertau hops not available. We used Mt Hood instead.
    • Did not use cloth bag for grain. We just mixed pumpkin and grain to make pre-boil tea. Strained through strainer + cheesecloth and think we lost a lot of pumpkin “sludge”
    • Sparged the grain (+ pumpkin) and got out a lot more color (and, presumably, sugar)
    • Started a separate ~4 gallon water boil with the gypsum
    • Mixed pre-boil tea with gypsum water and topped off to 5.5 gal before malt addition. Recipe said to only top off to 4.5. Bad idea After adding malt, we are up to 6-7 gal. Boiled water for ~1 hour extra to get down to 5-5.5 gal before adding the hops
    • 2 boil overs 🙁
    • Added more water twice towards the end of the hop boil to get back up to ~5 gallons again, rather than adding water to carboy. Gravity too low afterwards.
    • Forgot to sterilize the yeast package.
    • Sad–the primary carboy is still under 5 gal
    • Siphon to secondary fermentation sucked:
      • Lots of air bubbles in siphon
      • Only 4 gallons transferred including what looks like ~0.5 gallons of sediment
      • Left another ~0.5 gal of sediment remained in the primary carboy

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