Yes, I would change something. I put the spices in for the boil which worked great, but I wish I had put them in a hop bag. They were a bitch to strain out... but if you have a hopstopper you will be fine. Also, I'd add more 2 row and try to get 6.5 gallons post-boil. The pumpkin settled in the primary and I lost almost 1.5 gals of beer. Was really sad, this is my favorite beer to-date.