I made some pumpkin ale in a pumpkin

So after posting a link to some guys that made pumpkin beer in a pumpkin I knew this was something I had to do immediately!

Well I am a beginner and not ashamed to admit it. I figured before going whole hog with the instructions I would first undertake brewing a beer using a kit. The way I would take it over the top was to brew it in a pumpkin. I do have some homebrew experience having already made my own hard cider. I selected a standard “english ale” which I assumed would be similar to something like Bass Ale, not a huge flavor profile, but smooth.

So I invited my good friend Rob over and we smoked a beer can chicken with some “live free or die” IPA and made pumpkin ale. It was a ton of fun and the end result is mighty tasty if I don’t say so myself.

Here is the biggest lesson I have learned from all this: Even with the kit from the homebrew you can make over 2 cases of beer for about $16 after it is all said and done. Given that the average case microbrew costs over $30 this is a great costs savings. If your a fan of microbrew beer consider brewing your own.

Coming up in the homebrew series I will show you how you can make your own homebrew equipment for dirt cheap. I’m not sure when I will get to this project but it’s on my radar. Right now I am spending too much time preserving the end of my apple harvest.

Author: Nick-LaDieu

Webmaster of SaveOurSkills.com. Budding skill enthusiast and modern survivalist. When nick isn't plotting his next project he is probably running with his dogs, riding his mountain bike, or fiddling with his home theater.