Originally Posted by Bike N Brew
A half pound of pumpkin seems a little light...most pumpkin ale recipes -- even those with a subtle pumpkin flavor -- I've seen seem to call for between 0.50-0.75 lbs per gallon of beer.
I based my amount of pumpkin from this BYO article
. the second brewer interviewed, from the buffalo bill brewery, stated he uses 30lbs of pumpkin in a 6.5 bbl batch. if you do the math this comes out to .14lbs per gallon of beer: 30lbs pumpkin / (6.5bbl x 31gallons). he states in the article that this comes out to a bit more that .5lb in 5 gallon batch, but the math is .7 lbs. granted, i've never tried this breweries pumpkin ale, but i guessed that .5 lbs of pumpkin in a 3 gallon batch would do well, given that it's a wheat.
i'll do some more reading on the pumpkin recipes and try to get a consensus.
consider the orange and coriander GONE!