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Old 09-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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I'm bottling a pumpkin ale tomorrow. I don't have corn sugar. I used 8oz brown sugar in the recipe. Would it be better to prime with table sugar or brown sugar? What would you do. Recipe below. Thanks for the help.

Pumpkin Ale

1 Large Can Pumpkin
2-Row Brewer's Malt 8 lbs
Light Munich 2 lbs, 4 oz
Caramel 40 12 oz
Caramel 60 8 oz
Brown Sugar 8 oz

Mt. Hood Plugs 1 oz @ 60 mins
2 tsp combined, cinn, nutmeg and pumpkin spice end of boil

Wyeast Labs British Ale II

OG 1.059, IBU 20, ABV 5.8
Spindleville Brewing Company
Primary: Cascade/Centennial IPA
Lagering: None
On Tap: Centennial Pale Ale, Darth Lager, Centennial/Simcoe Red, 3C IPA, Amarillo Oatmeal Brown, Sweet Melisa's Honey Lager
To Do: Wicked Pissa Pumpkin, Amarillo Oatmeal Brown
Bottled: Hair of the Dog - RIS, Wicked Pissa Pumpkin

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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I did brown sugar once for a Pumpkin Porter and it came out nice, the little bit of unfermentables that come from the mollasses that brown sugar si made with, came out nice.

There is a chart for using different sugars and other stuff in my bottling thread.

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