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mewithstewpid 11-17-2011 05:33 PM

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Ill just throw some of my experience in here too (which is not much)

i brewed a pumpkin last year, it was awful. No real pumpkin flavor or spice favor. I used 1 tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger, but put it in early in the boil. bottled with 2oz vanilla, no vanilla pulled through.

this year, i used this recipe:

steep 20 min .5lb biscuit
6lb Amber LME
1o East Kent Goldings 60 min
.5oz east kent goldings 10 min
4lb pumpkin pie filling, non-spiced, baked 45-60 minutes prior. 60 min

1 tsp irish moss 15 min

2tsp cinnamon 5 min
1 tsp nutmeg 5 min
1 tsp ginger 5 min

placed the 4lb pumpkin used for the 60 min boil (which was in a muslin bag) in the primary fermentor

4oz vanilla extract bottling


I will let you know in a couple weeks how it turns out. The hydrometer samples were good, so i have high hopes.

here is a picture of mine finished, with cinnamon-sugar ring of course!

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notes for next year:
-dont put pumpkin in the primary, only use for boil
-dont forget to put the vanilla extract in!
-more (other?) hops, i dont get a lot of hop flavor/aroma, so i will put more in 20min+

other than that it is good, although i may also increase the spices, i dont taste much even with all that I put in

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