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Old 10-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #21
Feb 2012
Aurora, IL
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I did a simple test batch and came out nice and pumpkinny. Had five gallons fermented with nothing added and racked half at 1.02 into a 2.5 gallon carboy on top of a can of Libby's pumpkin with some assorted mulling spices and let it sit for another 2 weeks and it sure turned out pretty darn good for my first stab at it. And it's about as easy as can be.

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #22
Dec 2009
Middle of the Mitten, Michigan
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I just bottled a pumpkin ale that I have high hopes for.

I dumped 5 gallons of Walmart apple juice on the yeast cake and added a bit more pumpkin pie spice and 1 1/2 lbs corn sugar for og of 1.06. We'll see what happens.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:07 AM   #23
Feb 2013
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My first cider was a disaster. Too many spices in primary fermentation. My next attempt, I will start with apple juice and brown suger. After fermentation I will split the batch in two and add mulling spices to one and mulling spices plus pumpkin and lactose to the other.

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