There's something about the month of October that elicits the drinking of beer, and no— it's not because of Oktoberfest, which is a misnomer, because Oktoberfest traditionally ends on the first weekend in October.
The chilled autumn weather and colorful Fall season makes beer more enjoyable— period. And with Halloween in the midst, everyone's thinking about the seasonal ales and lagers made with pumpkins, nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. But don't settle for the newest store-bought brands, perfect pumpkin beer yourself! Inside a pumpkin!
This wonderful tutorial will show you how to brew your own beer, right from inside a pumpkin, nicknamed the "Cask'O'Lantern". You'll need two pumpkins for this homemade brew— one for the brewing and one for the ale flavor.
First, remove the top of the pumpkin and then remove all the insides from it as well, until it's completely clean. Then, poke a hole in the top of the pumpkin and insert a filter inside. Now, open up another pumpkin and heat your oven to 350.
Steep your grains inside of some water for 30 minutes at 150 degree Fahrenheit. Then, spread the grains with water. Add in hops and then dry extra malt to the pot along with golden syrup.
Now, roast some pumpkin and add it in with the beer along with water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let this boil and add in your last hops. Then, add in some Irish moss to the pot. Continue on with the rest of the directions until you have brewed some delicious beer! Enjoy this unique taste during the fall.