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Old 10-16-2009, 03:15 PM   #271
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Kegged this badboy this morning...it tasted pretty sweet!

My FG never dropped below the 1.020 I got after primary. Secondary definitely helped clear it out, and let the yeasties clean up their mess...however, they never really took off after the leftover malted sugars. Perhaps, I should've just let the temp rise up to the high seventies in secondary, rather than keeping it at the 68-72F range.

Net yield was only about ~4gallons. Next time I brew this, I'll account for the excess trub and start with closer to 6gallons.

I can't wait to try this ish out!

12 day primary 68F
14 day secondary 68-72F
Crash cooled the night before kegging
7 day carb and keg condition 40F

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Old 10-16-2009, 05:12 PM   #272
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Has anyone ever just left this in a primary for 3 to 4 weeks instead of putting it in the secondary? I'm wondering if leaving it on the pumpkin trub for a bit longer would help or hurt the final taste and mouthfeel. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:56 PM   #273
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Just looking for an up/down vote from folks on two issues:

Spice tea or add spices at boil?

Different spice mix (ginger, nutmeg, cinna., etc) or just pumpkin pie spice? And how much?

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Old 10-17-2009, 03:19 AM   #274
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I used 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice boiled for the last 10 min of a 2.5 gal batch. It made a Very light but still noticeable spice flavor. I thnk I'm going to add a bit more tea before bottling.

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Old 10-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #275
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When brewing the extract version of this receipe, has anyone filtered out the pumpkin first; or, do you let it sit in the primary, then transfer to the secondary?

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #276
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When brewing the extract version of this receipe, has anyone filtered out the pumpkin first; or, do you let it sit in the primary, then transfer to the secondary?
I strained it using one of those hops boiling bags, the pumpkin fiber clogged the bad pretty well, it tool a long time and a lot of squeezing to get all the fluid out, there were hops leaves and pellets in the bag too so i"m sure that didn't help at all. Even after that there was still a lot of sediment in the bottom of the primary, I haven;t opened up the secondary yet.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #277
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Excellent! I may skip the CFC to cool this down, and just put it in an ice/water bath outside (temps in the 40's-50's) in order to cool it down. I appreciate the advice.

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:21 PM   #278
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I let it sit in the primary. When I racked to the secondary, it all stayed behind. It was unbelievably clear too. On a side note, we bottled this two days ago and it tatses fantastic. Can't wait to taste the finished product.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:06 PM   #279
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Does anyone have a picture of the final product? I'd love to see some poured into a glass!

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Mine was pretty clear in the primary after sitting for a week or so. I cooled mine with my immersion chiller. Even after throughly rinsing it. I found it sticky. I had to wash it twice. I can only imagine the inside of an CFC.

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