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Old 07-21-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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I'm about to brew a NB Smashing Pumpkin. I was considering using real pumpkin in the recipe. Should I do this or stick to script. If so, how much and when? Any advise is appreciated.

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Old 07-21-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Brewing with pumpkins can be tricky, because you need to add a lot of them to get flavor out of them, but not too much, either - or the beer will taste like veggies. Roasted pie pumpkins are your best bet - some people prefer to add them to the mash, others late in the boil, others still to the fermentor or secondary, or a combination of the above.

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Old 07-21-2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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The recipe suggested adding 2 additional lbs of grain if using real pumpkin. I did order additional.

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