Hello. Getting ready to make my second beer ever (as well as designing my first beer) so any help would be appreciated.
7lbs. dark malt extract
1/2 lb chocolate malt
1 lb. brown sugar
4-5 lbs. roasted pumpkin, quartered, peeled and spiced
1 oz. Fuggles
.5 oz Tehnanger (sp?)
California Ale Yeast
1. steep malt and pumpkin at 150 for 30 min.
2. Remove the malt and pumpkin and bring to boil
3. Add DME, Fuggles, and brown sugar. Boil for an hour
4. Add Tehnanger for a 2 minute boil.
5. Pitch yeast when cooled.
My main concerns are when to add and remove the pumpkin, and should I use a muslin bag for the pumpkin? Also, do I need gypsum or any other agent. Finally, did I get the correct malt bill/extract for it to be a porter as final product?