Finally its that time of year,I am brewing a pumpkin ale this weekend. This will be my second go at it and though I would ask if anybody is doing the same this year and maybe some tips or suggestions? Last year I made a pumpkin wheat beer from extract, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice that turned out pretty good. This year I want to try a whole new recipe without wheat and using all grain. One thing I did learn last year, since it was an extract brew, is that adding the pumpkin to the boil worked well for color and body. Instead of adding it to the mash like some recipes call for.