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Old 08-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #1241
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I'm brewing this today. 2.5 gallon batch. Biab.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #1242
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I'm brewing this today. 2.5 gallon batch. Biab.
That was my first ever batch, 2.5G BIAB. Drank it way to fast. About to 5G in of this in the next week or so.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #1243
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FG of 1.075 right at 2 gallons. I'd already pitched the yeast, so couldn't add water and recheck. I added a half gallon of water to wort. Hoping that doesn't bring it below 1.065. I always screw something up! Will still be decent I hope.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #1244
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Here's last years batch. Next weekend I'll
Be brewing a 5 gallon batch of pumpkin ale
Again. I can't wait!

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Old 08-05-2013, 05:15 AM   #1245
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Nice! It's that time of year when everybody is brewing pumpkin ales. Thanks for taking an interest in mine!

And regardless of OG/FG, amount of spice, etc., I always give this brew 6-8 weeks in the keg/bottles before having the first one. It seems like a while but it really is worth it.
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Yeah. The flavor a did tend to come together by the end of the keg for me last year.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #1247
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Has anyone had had any success baking the pumpkin the night before and leaving it out to cool overnight? Looking for a time saver! Thanks for the help
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #1248
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Has anyone had had any success baking the pumpkin the night before and leaving it out to cool overnight? Looking for a time saver! Thanks for the help
Not sure when you brew or if your oven has a timer, but I put mine in the oven at bed time and have it start at around seven AM to get a head start. I do the same thing when using oats in a nut brown. I also will pour my strike water the night before so I can just wake up and turn on the burner to get started in the morning.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:25 AM   #1249
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Brewed a wicked pumpkin brew last year for thanksgiving at the lady's family. Rimmed the glass with cinnamon sugar! Can't wait to do it again this year
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Not sure when you brew or if your oven has a timer, but I put mine in the oven at bed time and have it start at around seven AM to get a head start. I do the same thing when using oats in a nut brown. I also will pour my strike water the night before so I can just wake up and turn on the burner to get started in the morning.
I never even thought to look and see if my oven has a timer!!! Thanks for the great idea!
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