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Beer Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer  (21A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


Very rich, nicely spiced holiday beer.


  • 8 lb (3.63 kg) Pale Malt
  • 1 lb (0.45 kg) Dark Munich
  • 0.75 lb (340 g) Special B
  • 5 lb (2.27 kg) pumpkin
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe at 60 minutes
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at 15 minutes
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) ginger root at 12 minutes
  • 2 cloves at 12 minutes
  • 1 cinnamon stick at 12 minutes
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) Saaz at knockout
  • European Ale Yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 5%
Bitterness IBU: 22
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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If using fresh pumpkin, cut into quarters, seed, and bake in oven at 350°F (177°C) for 45 minutes. Scoop pumpkin from skin. Add baked pumpkin or canned pumpkin to the mash. Mash the grains and pumpkin for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes, following the schedule for hops and other additions.