I'm drinking my next-to-the-last bottle of this that I brewed in 9/2012.
And here's my brewday for this beer:
I'm not sure what to think. It's probably that I don't really know what I pumpkin beer is supposed to taste like. I get a bit of soap. A lot of mine overcarbed. I think 2 bottles exploded early on. The one I poured this evening turned into a bunch of foam - that I poured into two large glasses and poured back and forth. By the time I got my little dogs fed and walked around the house, the foam had settled and I could combine the 2 glasses into one. It tasted a lot better once the foam had settled.
I will probably try this recipe again next Fall. Depending upon how I progress with getting an electric setup, I may try the Partial Mash version of this recipe that you gave in posting #3:
6# Pale LME
2# Pale 2-row
0.63# Crystal 60L
0.63# Victory Malt
1. I'm assuming that - even for BIAB - you will mash the 2-row, Crystal, and Victory. But for how long? 30 minutes at the usual mash temp?
2. I may try "late extract addition" as has been discussed in other threads and add the LME very near the end of the boil while following the recipe insofar as hops and honey additions are concerned.
3. Instead of the McCormicks Spice - or another one that I saw recently recommended - I may omit the spice and prepare a spice tincture as mentioned by a Greg Muller in a thread on the Morebeer forum:
Looking forward to another try,