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Old 10-17-2012, 04:06 AM   #1211
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Just finished another batch of my version. It's on tap now, it's delicious! Hopefully will be well received at a Halloween party, and for the holidays. I was able too use home grown pumpkin and nuget hop, so I call it my estate harvest pumpkin ale, LOL. I'm using my own blend of spices though, I didn't like the results of the pre made blends.I go with a blend I use for pies and only use as much as this recipe calls for. Much milder I find, it allows the pumpkin to comethrough better. Cheers!

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #1212
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I brewed the extract version of Thunderstruck about 3 weeks ago. I didn't use a full starter, but had quick action. It sat in the primary for about 3 weeks, then kegged and force carbed it. I have thunderstruck, Requiem Raspberry and a Honey Wheat on tap right now. Thunderstruck is still green, but it has quite a high abv. I didn't measure this batch but just one glass leaves me with a nice warm glow. It's much better than the pumpkin I did last year. So far the top brews have been this and Centennial Blonde.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #1213
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How much priming sugar have people been using. I usually go 1 oz per gal. Will that work?

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #1214
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I had been going with about an oz per gallon but I'd been finding that my brews were getting a little too carbonated? I've cut back to about 4 oz for my last few 5 gallon batches and that seems to be working so far.

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:21 AM   #1215
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I just primed it in accordance with what an amber ale requires on northern brewer calculator

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #1216
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Just pitched on the following variant:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/thun...ml#post4459173

My OG is sitting about about 1.061!?

Hmm, well, here's to hoping...

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Old 10-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #1217
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Well, I couldn't wait to Halloween and tapped the keg this past weekend. I brewed 5 gal AG around 6 weeks ago. I followed the recipe as posted except I used an ounce of Cluster that I already had. OG: 1.054, FG: 1.019 (high FG possibly due to the high mashing temp of 158). The beer is smooth, with a very subtle pumpkin spice aroma and flavor, which I prefer. It has a silkiness texture to it and it tastes "bigger" than the numbers would otherwise suggest. Maybe that's attributed to the pumpkin itself or the higher FG. I like it better than other commercial representations of this style that I've had in the past. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:52 PM   #1218
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Just pitched on the following variant:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/thun...ml#post4459173

My OG is sitting about about 1.061!?

Hmm, well, here's to hoping...
Sorry I didn't post back sooner. You're higher OG could just be that more pumpkin material in your fermenter. Did you end up with 6 gallons and not less? If you followed my variant recipe and end with less than 6 gal you'll have a higher OG.

I had another couple of these last night and the flavor has really mellowed out. The spice mixture is not nearly as dominant as it was a couple weeks ago. It's still good just not quite as complex as before. The OP mentioned this as well. Just like an IPA, make sure you drink this one fast!
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Anybody ever filter this recipe?

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Anybody ever filter this recipe?
I tried when pouring into the carboy, the pumpkin clogs the screen up within seconds. Not worth the effort.
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