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Pumpkin Milkshake 2021

221 calories 31.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.065 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 52% (brew house)
Calories: 221 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 31.3 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Monday September 13th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.50 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale9.5 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 51.9%
1 lb Honey Malt1 lb Honey Malt 37 25 5.5%
1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar)1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar) 41 1 5.5%
1 lb Flaked Oats1 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 5.5%
1 lb American - Wheat1 lb Wheat 38 1.8 5.5%
45 oz Pumpkin (canned)45 oz Pumpkin (canned) 1 0 15.4%
1 lb Flaked Wheat1 lb Flaked Wheat 34 2 5.5%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 5.5%
18.31 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.75 oz Warrior0.75 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 14.7 Boil 60 min 41.62 27.3%
0.70 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh0.7 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 2.6 Boil 30 min 5.28 25.5%
1.30 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh1.3 oz Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops Pellet 2.6 Boil 15 min 6.33 47.3%
2.75 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
Infusion -- 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each vanilla bean Flavor Secondary --
6 g pumpkin spice Spice Boil --
RVA Yeast Labs - RVA 132 Manchester Ale
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 105 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.35 Volumes
Target Water Profile
RB Henrico County VA (guess)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
20 3 17 11 30 52
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

measured FG of 1028. adjusting recipe attenuation from 71% to 65 so the recipe FG matches actual. came out to 4.8% abv but still tastes just as good, doesnt taste light in flavor or body at all.

still not sure why efficiency is so low on this beer (it was last year too). if you disregard the oats and pumpkin from the calculation it the efficiency is still low, under 60%. I would like to brew this to 8% some year but not sure what it would take for this beer (i.e. just a lot more base malt? how much? or go the DME route?)

This was the last beer I brewed on my old cooler mash tun and digiboil system. I've started using grainfather which so far has better and more consistent efficiency so it would be interesting to brew this same recipe on GF to see how much better it does.
updating for 2021. not sure what happened in terms of efficiency last year but this year i will be intentionally brewing it to 5% range for wifey. As alluded to below, I suspect the eff issue is oats and pumpkin not really contributing as much as this calculator thinks. I think I will just rebrew this thing exactly with no adjustments this year, see if i get the bad eff again.
calling it and kegging today. 10days. FG 1024
brewed this on 10/20/2020. need to update recipe from notebook but i believe it only came out at 1065. i think the flaked oats, wheat, and pumpkin dont contribute as many points as this calculator says it does....we will see.
reviewing notes and recipe from last year, going to combine kind of what i was trying to do and what i actually did. removing 1lb 2row and adding that to the maris otter. going to keep the 1lb honey malt, 1 lb lactose, 1lb wheat malt, 1 lb flaked oats, 1lb flaked wheat, 1lb 40L

9/30/2019 brew day
there was snafu with ingredients. i had the homebrew shop pick my order last week. one bag was supposed to have 2lb oat malt and 2lb wheat malt. as far as i can tell it was just 4lb of flaked oats. so i just used 2lb of that flaked oat, then i had a bag of 1lb wheat malt and 40L (wouldve preferred not to use the 40L but it was mixed) so i added that and another lb of 2row.

Also for simplicity i scratched the existing spice bill and just did 2.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice. (using charlie papazian pumpkin recipe as reference for the approximate spice amount)
changing from pilsner to maris otter
Based on the award winning mango maya recipe. Considering coconut!? Bumped it down from 8 to 4oz. taking the hop schedule and pumpkin and spice amounts from 2017's pumpkin single 2. (pumpkin single 1 used brown sugar which is counterproductive in this milkshake beer) changed 2row back to pilsner. color estimator looks pretty orange but considering adding some crystal malt? biscuit malt has highest lovibond from original recipe....

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