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Old 08-14-2009, 04:29 AM   #21
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How thick was that trub? If you put a fine mesh hop bag over the end of the siphon when racking think you could get more out?

And how did it taste? Was there a good pumpkin flavor?

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Old 08-14-2009, 04:59 AM   #22
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You should bake a pie out of the trub.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:10 AM   #23
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How thick was that trub? If you put a fine mesh hop bag over the end of the siphon when racking think you could get more out?

And how did it taste? Was there a good pumpkin flavor?
The trub was about 4" thick. Unfortunately, I don't think a fine mesh bag would have helped much. I kept the siphon in pure liquid the whole time and I've already have a nice 3/4" cake building in the bottom of the carboy.

At this point the pumpkin flavor was very subtle. I could taste the pumpkin at the very end of the swallow, very briefly. The spices however were very upfront still and very aromatic.

I'm too new at this pumpkin beer thing to know whether or not that rich pumpkin flavor I had the first time around (before it all dropped out) will come back in bottle aging. I sure hope so

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:12 AM   #24
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You should bake a pie out of the trub.

-Nick
Now that would be interesting. It was nasty though, you should have seen the yeast underneath the pumpkin, this stuff was so thick I was shocked I could get it down the drain.

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Old 08-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #25
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Looks awesome. I have to try making it next year.

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Old 08-15-2009, 11:48 PM   #26
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nice to see it's going well for you. i transfer mine into a secondary tomorrow

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Old 08-16-2009, 04:01 PM   #27
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Just racked my pumpkin ale to secondary yesterday, I had about 4-5" of trub as well and lost quite a bit of beer to it. It tastes great, the pumpkin flavor is very subtle but I'm really happy with the color it imparted.

I'm really excited to start drinking these this fall!

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:11 AM   #28
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I'm jealous of your 1.014 gravity after only 5 days. I just took a sample, I'm a week and only at 1.024. First time using WLP002.

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #29
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Can you describe how you made your starter with the WLP002. I would like to get that kind of primary boil when I use that yeast this weekend.

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Old 08-29-2009, 01:59 AM   #30
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Batch looks great...Looks very Tasty...Quick question though for my own education and pardon my ignorance if I missed it but was that a single mash infusion? Im making the AG transition now and am curious to learn as much as possible...Thanks

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