Originally Posted by RandalG
So did you use light or dark brown sugar in your recipe?
Based on what BeerSmith is giving me for the grain bill alone I'd say it was light brown sugar. You can use dark if you wish but I don't know what it will do to the color; the gravity potentials for the two types are the same. Personally, I feel visual representation is important and this beer is such a gorgeous deep-orange hue that I wouldn't change it.
Originally Posted by gratefuldisc
I brewed this 10 days ago, but used a sugar pumpkin from a local farm. I also used S-04 as its been pretty warm still and the guy at the LHBS said it would be more tolerable of the warmer temps. I didn't use rice hulls and had no problems with stuck sparge. I got 1.081 OG and the S-04 took it down to 1.016 at 7 days. Beautiful color and tasty so far. Nice recipe.
Glad it's tasty! Looks like you made yourself a rather stronger version. Is that due to higher efficiency or did you just step it up? Either way, let me know if any alcohol bite interferes with the spices. This would be good to make stronger for the colder months.
S-04 seems like a good choice. At warmer temps you're probably getting more phenols but the ones that S-04 throws off should actually work quite well.
Thanks for the good reception, everybody! It's just nice to know that I could compile something others can enjoy!