Originally Posted by snowman48360
I've read two thirds of the posts and haven't seen an answer to this and I wonder if I have a problem on my hands.
Mine is being made for family. She's looking for a strong pumpkin pie taste.
We made a spice tea (1 teas pumpkin pie mix in 1 cup) and she liked 6 teas per 4 oz of a sample that did not taste green.
That's 1/8 cup per 1/2 cup. Or 20 teas in 20 cups per 5 gallons. Her Husband figured that 4 teas tasted about the same but its still a lot.
My problem is that the beer in my secondary tastes green. I added 10 teas in 7 cups. (got a little slimy when it cooled - before adding, the mix didn't say it has gelatin but i think it did.)
Could barely tasted the spices after adding because of strong green flavor. After couple of days spice flavor is twice stronger but not like the really pronounced flavor she favors.
Would appreciate some advice....
I'm not sure if I'm following your additions but it sounds like you are talking about way too much spice for this recipe. I used a half tsp at KO and 1 tsp at bottling. Mine tasted great at 3-4 weeks after bottling and peaked soon after. The spices faded slowly over time leaving a roasted pumpkin flavor with soft spice notes. I prefer this fresh.
How long has yours been fermenting? This tastes very different warm and flat before adding spices at bottling. As usual, I would recommend sticking to the original recipe and seeing how you/others like it and then make adjustments the next time around. It worked for me.