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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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Spices in mine off the top of my head (stuff's at home): .5 tsp cinnamon, .25 allspice, .25 cloves, .25 nutmeg 5 minutes before flameout.

Made up a tea of the same spices at bottling and used roughly 75 percent of it. I'll scale back on the tea next time. Came out well, but it's a bit too spicy for my tastes. Wife and friends love it, though.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #12
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Also, I did this recipe as an extract as one of my first brews, I put 4 cans of pumpkin in the boil, it turned out great! Not my favorite style, but all my friends raved about it. You will lose a half gallon or so of beer due to pumpkin trub.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:01 PM   #13
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You will lose a half gallon or so of beer due to pumpkin trub.
Maybe even more. I lost a full gallon.
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I found it! (garbage picker)
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. mace
7 grams sweet orange peel

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Maybe even more. I lost a full gallon.
Your right, but imo it's worth it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:04 PM   #16
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One quick question on your recipe, I see your using "Pumpkin Pie Spice" .4oz total. Isn't pumpkin pie spice actually a mixture of Cinnamon & Nutmeg on its own?
I don't know. Those little things are proprietary mixes. I used McCormick's.

I really liked the ginger that I added and would keep that the same. Actually I liked the spicing very much, and the amount of pumpkin. I would change the base beer from my recipe though. Not sure to what....
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:06 PM   #17
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My local micro-brewery makes a pumpkin ale every year and releases it on Halloween. They sold out their first batch in one day, 263 gallons gone.

I picked up 2 gallons last night, and finished half of one the same night.

I really need to make my own.

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My local micro-brewery makes a pumpkin ale every year and releases it on Halloween. They sold out their first batch in one day, 263 gallons gone.

I picked up 2 gallons last night, and finished half of one the same night.

I really need to make my own.
Would that O'Fallon? One of my favorites I get excited when I see it on the shelves come September!

Thanks guys for giving me all the info!
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Your right, but imo it's worth it.
Oh, it's definitely worth, but it sure doesn't last long. I broke mine out on Halloween and am down to about eight bottles of the original 44. Not all consumed by me, of course, but still.
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i was able to get 47 out of my batch. sitting in bottles right now carbing and i can't wait. all the taste tests i did were amazing. i used real pumpkin in mine, so i don't think i'll ever try using canned pumpkin

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