So, I'm trying to do this beer before Thanksgiving, I know I'll be close, but I'm going for it anyway. After reviewing the recipe I made my order, only to realize that it calls for DME, instead of LME. So, I'm technically about 1.5lbs shy of what I need DME wise. I figure I may as well by 2 pounds and just go ahead and use all of it. This will bump my ABV up to around 7%. I'm going to use Wyeast 1318 too for the yeast.
My question is, should I adjust the pumpkin or spices amount to counter balance the additional ABVs? Will they mute the taste?
Primary: Starry Night Vanilla Cranberry Porter
Bottled: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale
Kegs: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale
Future: Raining Hops and Dogs IPA, Holiday Porter
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge
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