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Old 08-22-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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I am making a pumpkin ale and was supposed to have 7 gal in my kettle and I just measured 9.

any ideas how i messed up?

i started with 9 gallons of water so did i extract enough fluid from the canned pumpkin to subtract from the grain absorption? I used a 100 oz can of pumpkin

unbelievable I dont believe it.

so if I want to reduce the volume to hit my tartget volume I will need to boil for 120 min before I add my 60 min hops and continue as expected to hit my target volume into fermentor.

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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[QUOTE][so did i extract enough fluid from the canned pumpkin to subtract from the grain absorption?/QUOTE]

That or you made an error in the initial measurement. Don't forget, there will be a great deal of trub. You might want to set your target volume higher.

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what hop schedule did you decide on?

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I am just going to do 60 min hop, save the FWH for ipa's

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[so did i extract enough fluid from the canned pumpkin to subtract from the grain absorption?/QUOTE]

That or you made an error in the initial measurement. Don't forget, there will be a great deal of trub. You might want to set your target volume higher.
dave you were right, my initial measurement was off. So when I added extra boil time I ended up with much less than my target of 5.5 gallons.

I added purified tap water to top off as much as I had in the fridge ad got to ~ 5gallons.

Not a pumpkin thing but i think my measuring stick is off.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Your measuring stick is off. When I compared it to mine your 9 gallons is my 8 gallons. I will correct your stick and give it back.

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