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Old 10-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #331
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Just bottled mine yesterday. Took a little taste and it was delicious. Gonna be a long three weeks or so waiting for this one

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:05 AM   #332
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I finally have this carbed in the keg and the taste reminds me of magnificent. When I first tasted it in the primary I thought it was a little bland (brewed exactly as written). It was still a great beer, but it needed some more flavor. Then I did the following additions to the recipe:

I brought about 2 cups of water to a boil, then threw in two cut madagascar vanilla beans, the original amount of spices (in addition to what was added to the boil kettle), a little extra cinnamon on top of that, and 8 oz maltodextrin. I let that mixture boil for 1 minute, cooled then dumped into the fermenter.

Then I let it sit for two more weeks, and crash cooled with gelatin. I don't normally do the gelatin thing, but the wy1450 just refused to flocculate and had a yeast bite that wouldn't go away.

I also racked a gallon of this into a jug and added some Jolly Pumpkin dregs. I will be drinking the funky batch at the same time I'm drinking the re-brew of this recipe next year...stay tuned for that episode! Thanks KingBrian!

 
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #333
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Just got done moving this into the fetmenter. It tastes and smells great. I hit all my numbers and this was a very easy/fun brew day. Thanks Brain.

 
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:55 AM   #334
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NVM answered my own question

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #335
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So I've let this go for about 3 weeks now. Just checked my FG and it was at 1.006 definitely drier than I wanted. I made this last year and really loved the malty-ness of it and I'm afraid this is a little too dry now. I may try to back sweeten w/ some hazelnut syrup/vanilla extract as I've seen some people in the post mention their success. Anyone else have the denny's 50 finish that low this year? My SG was 1.052 and FG was 1.006 leaving me w/ 6% abv and attenuation of 88%. I used mr malty and pitched the correct amount of yeast. No signs of an infection (bad odors/tastes etc..) I'll roll w/ it

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #336
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I finished right about 1.008 with Denny's 50, but I ended up mashing low because of my first time using rice hulls and not pre-heating enough.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:46 AM   #337
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Just brewed a slightly modified batch of this with a friend. Smelled amazing during the boil! Tastes great going into the fermentor. We're pretty excited to try this in a few weeks. Just in time for thanksgiving
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #338
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Just started drinking a batch of this one, exactly like the description. Subtle but tasty spices and you can taste the pumpkin along with some maltiness. Not very sweet either. I think it's pretty amazing stuff! My co-brewer wants to add more spices and make it taste like pumpkin pie, I think it's a bad idea but oh well.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #339
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Wow I just tasted this for the first time and I'll say it again WOW !!!! easily the best pumpkin ale I have ever had the spices are spot on not overly up front and blended perfectly with the malt. I was suprised that it was as dry as it was though not that it was dry dry but I finished at 1.012 and that was with starting higher than anticipated at 1.062. I used the denny's fav 50 and according to wyeast it has a max atten. of 76% if my calcs are correct I atten. at 80% so start to end a great brew with alot of suprises !!! thanks for a great recipe.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:17 PM   #340
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Mine turned out really cloudy. What could have caused this?

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I followed the recipe exactly but fermented a little on the warm side. I didn't crash cool like I originally plan so I just racked to the keg. It tastes amazing but is very cloudy.

 
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