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Old 09-05-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default Pumpkin ale through counterflow chiller?

Ok, so I brewed a really tasty pumpkin ale last year that used 6 cans of libby's pumpkin in the boil. I had an immersion chiller at that time. Now I use a counterflow and am worried that I'll clog it with the pumpkin. Has anybody tried this before? Should I try to whirlpool and hope that helps? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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add pumkin in a strainer bag?

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, I was thinking about adding it in my hop sock but I talked to someone else who did that and said that there was very little left in the sock when he was done boiling.

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I put my pumpkin ale wort through my CFC, but I only used one can of pumpkin and it was in the mash so it was filtered except for the very small particles. I would NOT try to put 6 cans in the mash without at least 2 pounds of rice hulls.

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I just made Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale a couple weeks ago. If you're going all grain I recommend that you add the pumpkin in the mash. I added 75oz of pure pumpkin and a pound of rice hulls right to the mash. Slightly longer sparge time, but overall worked great. I had no problems pumping the wort through my CFC. Tastes great, can't wait for it to be finished.

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Old 09-06-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
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pumpkin's in the boil. I've done it in the mash before and liked the results better in the boil

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