Tis’ the season. Pumpkin Spice lattes, Pumpkin pies, Pumpkin Oreos, Pumkin Dunkin Donuts, Pumpkin Vodka, Pumpkin Pringles and of course the Smashing Pumpkin Ale homebrew kit from Northern Brewer. I was given the opportunity to brew this all pumpkin everything fall inspired beer and it was loads of fun, as it was my first 1 gallon small batch. Below is my brew day and process. Now let’s get get out the yoga pants and Uggs and get pumpkin wasted!
Northern Brewer Smashing Pumpkin Ale Extract Kit
Now… we wait! Really excited to bottle this one up and enjoy a Smashing Pumpkin Ale. I really enjoyed brewing this small batch. It took me a total of 2 hours from boil to chilling. That is roughly 4 off my typical all-grain brew day. Now that is something to be excited about!
Brewing this small batch reminded me of simpler days and times when I first started and was extremely enjoyable. Thank you Northern Brewer for the opportunity to brew my first small batch!
Stay tuned for when we transfer to bottles for conditioning and ultimately, the tasting.