Took a day off of work to brew a Pumpkin Ale for Thanksgiving.
First I got a couple of pie pumpkins to put in the mash. Cooked them Sunday to get them ready for mashing today.
Then I mashed to malted barley and prepared pumpkins to make wort.
When the conversion as complete I sparged to collect the sweet liquid that will become beer.
Boiled the wort with hops and spices then cooled and added to a fermentor.
Added the yeast and in a couple of weeks we should have Pumpkin Ale.
I did taste the gravity sample and it has a nice taste.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving.
I also love making beer. It is a very wonderful to change malted barley into very good beer.
Next batch will be Oatmeal Stout. Need to do something heart healthy.