I brewed a batch of this tonight with a couple of substitutions...
7.5# Light LME
The 60oz of pumpkin was EXTREMELY difficult for me to find. I went to every grocer in the area(including 2 different Walmart's), but I finally found some organic pumpkin at the whole foods store. The money I saved going with LME, more than paid for the extra cost of organic pumpkin.
I didn't add the spices yet. I'm going to wait until I move it to secondary like the recipe indicates. Right now, it's sitting in a swamp cooler in my newly configured fermentation chamber of sorts...really it's just a wooden bathroom closet. lol
In any case, this is my second batch and I corrected most of the mistakes that I made in my innagural brew. The first being...Relax. Don't Worry. Have a Homebrew.
I tried to strain the pumpkin away as I poured it into the fermenter, but the strainer got clogged...haha...so I abandoned that endeaver. Oh well, my first batch yielded a crapload of trub too.
I plan on kegging this brew, which will be my first kegged beer!