So I just brewed this over this past weekend. 10 hours total time... man the mash/sparge was a huge PITA... It just kept getting stuck and/or was draining immensely slow.
If I ever do this pumpkin batch again, I might just aim for the extract to save my sanity and time.
Pitched the yeast dry after racking 10 gallons into two 6.5 gal carboys, and had the fiancee run into the yard in her bath robe while I was mowing the next morning to get me back into the house... darn fermentation was going gangbusters and blew the cap's right off the airlock. Re-sanitized and put back on. After 36 hours it was calm enough to stop blowing the caps off the airlocks. Now I have a bit of beer to clean off the floor AND the ceiling.
Primary: Oktoberfest, Oberon Clone
Bottled: Honey Weizen, Dark Wheat, Porter, Face Puncher IPA, Hard Cider, Zombie Dust Clone, Double Chocolate Stout