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Old 10-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #271
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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, 06:12 PM   #272
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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, 12:56 AM   #273
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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, 04:19 AM   #274
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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, 09:14 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?
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, 01:38 PM   #276
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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, 04:01 PM   #277
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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 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 10-17-2009, 06:21 PM   #278
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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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Old 10-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #279
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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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Old 10-19-2009, 06:24 AM   #280
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uh oh I just realized something bad... I was so excited to brew this beer that when I made it I wrote down ounces instead of the correct measurement... I only had about half of what was required on hand and only put about half of that in... I tasted it the other day... Its very tastey but spicy as all hell... Certainly drinkable... however I screwed the pooch on the spices area.... oops.... It also stopped at 1.017 which I am fine with...

Hmmm... I's gots to get my eyes checked.... lol

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