Alewright

Forging mighty beers one batch at a time.

Bottling the Pumpkin Ale

 

Bottling the Pumpkin Ale

Not a whole lot to say, just bottled the pumpkin ale that I have been brewing.  The ale turned out to be pretty cloudy, we’ll see if it clears up a little in the bottle. I didn’t use a secondary fermenter, which would have helped considerably.  The beer has more of a pumpkin taste than I had expected, hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be too much.  I kind of wanted to get a more pumpkin-y and less spicy beer, since that is not very commonly found.

Another note is that there was a lot more sediment in the bottom of the fermenter than there was when I brewed the Mr. Beer IPA.  This is probably due to the increased amount of solids present from both the pumpkin and the steeped grains.  I had to tilt the fermenter up a little bit to keep from getting sediment out of the spout during bottling, as can be seen in the pictures.