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Old 10-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #751
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Couple of questions.. I'm brewing a 5 gallon batch of this and wondered:

Is it ok to bake the pumpkin on the cookie sheet the night before and cover it with foil till the next morning? Any problems with that?

How thick/thin do you spread out the canned pumpkin on the sheet?

Thanks!

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:17 AM   #752
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this is what we did too, very little trub. we baked our pumpkin first. boiled for 60 minutes. im wondering if this will be enough for the pumpkin to come through in the beer? what do you think?
As I was baking the pumpkin in the oven I was expecting a wonderful pumpkin smell but I was disappointed. Not much smell at all....that is until I added the pumpkin spice at the 5 min left in boil mark.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #753
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The trub cake looks like bread dough. I BIABed the pumpkin in the mash, and it still left a huge slime pile.

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Old 10-09-2011, 01:24 AM   #754
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Couple of questions.. I'm brewing a 5 gallon batch of this and wondered:

Is it ok to bake the pumpkin on the cookie sheet the night before and cover it with foil till the next morning? Any problems with that?

How thick/thin do you spread out the canned pumpkin on the sheet?

Thanks!
Should be no problems with keeping the pumpkin overnight.

I bake mine in a 9x13, heaped rather high, but that's because I use A LOT of pumpkin in 15 gallons. You may get better results by spreading the pumpkin somewhat thin (more caramelization).
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #755
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Hey Yuri,

If you have a minute, can you respond to my question that got lost among the multiple new posts/updates. I accidentally dumped the spice straight into the secondary instead of steeping it. Any guesses about the results of that error, or advice for how to fix? Thanks.

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:21 PM   #756
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Taste it. If it tastes good, you made no error. If it isn't spiced enough, make the suggested tea and add some. I don't know how much - you be the judge.

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #757
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I am waiting my way through the slow sparge right now. I added one pound of rice hulls to a five gallon batch in a five gallon mash tun. I also upped the pumpkin by one can. Probably not the best decision I've made but I want pumpkin dangit.

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Your mash tun is not very well equipped to handle a brew this size. Be patient - you'll get through it!

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:03 PM   #759
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Your mash tun is not very well equipped to handle a brew this size. Be patient - you'll get through it!
This I know. I have plenty of distractions to get me through it.

Edit: finally dumped it off to my hlt, removed the braid, and transferred it back. It's slow, but moving again.
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I got through it. It was a train wreck of a brew session. Finished with low volume and high gravity. I didn't take a preboil gravity because I was still running off when I started boiling. It looked like high efficiency and incomplete sparge. I made up my missing volume with water to get an OG of 1.054

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