I've been reading, on this forum, that a pumpkin ale should ferment in the primary for 3-4 weeks. I am confused by this because I thought you should bottle the beer after the fermentation has subsided? Does a pumpkin ale really take three to four weeks to ferment, or is there another reason why it takes so long? Unfortunately, I don't have a secondary.
Just for information purposes:
-Steeped 60 oz canned pumpkin (not cooked, oops?) and 2lbs red caramel grains in a steep bag for 30 minutes.
-1oz Cascade Hops @ 5% AA for 60 min boil
-6lbs Red Caramel Extract - Half at 60 min, other half at 30min
-3 Tsp of pumpkin spice @ 5 min remaining
-SAL05 yeast at 68 degree
Hopefully this doesn't turn out horribly wrong, but this is the first beer I "experimented" with. I felt like tweaking the would be amber ale kit! It's been in the primary for almost 48 hours now.
As always, thanks for the help.
P.S. Please feel free to critique anything I may have done wrong. I have a lot of learning to do.