AH! I get a new job and suddenly the thread gets assaulted. That makes me happy!
kegboy500 -- Good choice with the piloncillo. That should be really tasty.
brew2enjoy -- The extra water is indeed to accommodate for the pumpkin. Pumpkin is pretty moist but it'll still suck up a ton of water.
Waterboy42 -- Good, I was wondering about that. Glad it came out well