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Old 08-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #1071
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I'm brewing this later today but only doing a 3 gallon batch. I was wondering how much water I should use during the boil? Thanks

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #1072
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My samples are never great tasting, but I can still usually gauge whether or not it's going to be good. My sample of this beer was quite tasty, but I cracked open a bottle just 2 days after brewing and while it was still flat, the flavors were soooo much more pornounced! I never take too much stock into how my samples taste...

BTW, I may be in the minority here, but I had my first Southern Tier Pumpking last night and I have to admit, I was expecting a hell of a lot more from all of the rave reviews I've been reading. Way too much of a creamy/sweet taste for my liking. I'll take my homebrew pumpkin ale any day of the week over Pumpking! I'm actually relieved it wasn't what I was expecting because at $8.99 per 22 oz bottle, that sh!t would have broke me real quick! Also makes me glad I brewed Yuri's recipe and not make an attempt at brewing the Pumpking clone on another thread...

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:27 PM   #1073
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I tried some of my sample as well at bottling. Ive never had a good experience with samples. My pumpkin tasted actually kind of bitter, and I didn't get any spice until more of an after taste.

My carbed/fridges beers always taste better than my samples, but I'm always getting a more bitter taste with my samples than the bottled version turns out to be.

No idea why.

I hope my batch turns out well. I wasnt entirely blown away by my sample... Everything was dead on just about (1.051 to 1.014), boil was right on, hops. But like I said, my samples are always more bitter for some reason
Me too, although i did like the taste of my beer after spicing i was expecting a bit more spice with a tsp of spice as recommended by the recipe for 5g....i have mine force carbing now @30 PSI so hopefully i can sample it cold tommorrow afternoon and see if cold + carbonation brings the spices out more...if not i guess im making more spice tea tomorrow to throw into the keg.

The thing that wasnt quite clear in the recipe if its a strict tsp(leveled off flat), or a heaping tsp (just getting a spoon full). I assumed strict, maybe that's why its slightly less? Dunno...
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #1074
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Do you guys/gals add the amount of pumpkin into your grain bill when figuring out your strike volume and such? Thanks.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #1075
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There is a device that gives estimated abv by how many drops remain in it. It looks like a pipette. I think it's only 5-10$, and I don't know how accurate it is. But might get you in the ball park. Liquor barn sells them here locally.
It is for wine, but works well. Just make sure you have a sample with minimal particles in it or it won't work (put your sample in the fridge to let sediment fall out)
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #1076
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I am trying to build the extract recipe on Brewmasters Warehouse. Do I use Unmalted Wheat, Caramel Wheat, White wheat...?

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #1077
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Nevermind. I just found that you can buy the recipe pre-built for you!

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/recipe/887c158f/

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Use code bnarmy for 10% off online orders. Sorry for the double post.

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I brewed the Tunderstruck Pumpkin today. I doubled the pumpkin but forgot to add the Irish Moss with 10 min. to go in the boil... What might this do??? I have never used the Irish moss before so I don't know what this was supposed to do but I'm worried because I forgot to add it???

Any thoughts?

Other wise this was a great brew day.. My buddy and I hit 1.049 right on the head... I set it in the basement with a blow off hose because the head space was pretty minimal in the primary.

Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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