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Punky’s Pumpkin Porter

Punky's Pumpkin Porter

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  1. Activate the yeast pack according to the directions on the back of the package.
  2. Prepare the pumpkin by heating 1 qt of water to 170° F then turn off heat and mix in 15 oz of Libby’s Pure Pumpkin. Add 3 tsp Amylase Enzyme and stir vigorously for 1 minute. Cover and set aside.
  3. Put grains into a grain bag or muslin bag. Heat 2 gallons of filtered water along with Brew Saltz to 162° F then turn off heat and add grain bag. DO NOT add grains to water above 165° F.
  4. Steep grains at 154° F for 20 minutes. Stir grain bag gently from time to time and leave pot uncovered.
  5. Remove grain bag and let it drain into the brew pot. DO NOT squeeze grain bag.
  6. Rinse grains over brew pot by slowly pouring 1 cup of HOT water over the top of the grain bag. Discard grains.
  7. With the heat off, add malt extracts and stir. Turn on heat and while stirring bring to a boil.
  8. Make note of the time the boil starts and add 1 oz of UK Kent Golding hops. Do not boil too hard, make sure it is a calm boil.
  9. After 50 mins of boiling add the Irish Moss.
  10. After an additional 5 mins of boiling add the Pumpkin mix, spices, and 1 oz of Fuggle hops.
  11. Boil a final 5 mins then turn off heat and gently stir for a few minutes. Cool the wort and strain while adding to fermenter on top of 2 gallons of very cold water. HINT: 8 lbs of filtered ice = 1 gallon of water.
  12. Top off to 5 gallons. After the wort cools to 80° or below open the yeast package and pour the contents on top of the wort.
  13. Ferment for 7-10 days at 68°-72° F. Optional: You can transfer from primary to secondary after 6-7 days and leave in secondary for 10 days.
  14. The final specific gravity should be 1.012-1.016. To bottle, rack into bottling bucket. Heat 12 oz of water and 3/4 cup dextrose in microwave for 2 minutes then add to bottling bucket. Stir together gently and thoroughly. Bottle and cap. Store at room temperature 7-10 days. Chill as needed and enjoy!

Punky’s Pumpkin Porter Recipe

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