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  • The Grand Kielbasa

    Pumpkin! Pumpkin! Pumpkin! Oh yeah and did we say Pumpkin? Here's an ale made with Pumpkin.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Other Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    10 lbs Pale Ale Malt Base
    1 lb Victory® Malt Roasted, Biscuit
    0.25 lb Caramel Malt 120L Caramel, Crystal
    30 oz Pumpkin Canned
    1 oz Willamette Hops (5% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    0.5 oz Willamette Hops (5% AA) Boil 15 minutes
    1 vial WLP005 British Ale Yeast
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient


    1. Mash grains and pumpkin in 5 gallons of water at 132ºF for 20 minutes
    2. Heat to 155-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Lauter and sparge to collect 5.5 gallons
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Add finishing hops and Servomyces as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 72ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 65-70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

    Original Gravity: 1.060

    Final Gravity: 1.014

    Alcohol by Weight: 4.8%

    Alcohol by Volume: 6%

    IBU: 24

    Color: 14 SRM