Originally Posted by Fizzyizzy
Did you have any issues with bugs being attracted to the pumpkin? How did you store this? I'm assuming it was a considerably large pumpkin if it held 1 gal...Did you add the yeast in at the same time as the other ingredients? Also, how much yeast did you use? all of it? Sorry for so many questions. I'm new to this and just playing around with projects right now... Considering trying this tonight! Thank you for sharing!
: I pitched one whole package of D-47 yeast, which is meant for 5 gallons.
Bugs and Storage
: I did not have a problems with any bugs. It was stored inside on my counter top.
: The pumpkin to was cut open to remove the innerds, like a jack-o-lantern. So it was not sealed, thus no pressure was able to build up. You don't need an air lock; just put the top of the pumpkin back on.
Size of Pumpkin
: I found it difficult to find a pumpkin larger than the one I did. It help a bit more than a gallon inside.
One thing I did not mention is that mold began to grow on my cut-open pumpkin after 8-10 days. That's when I decided to rack it. It will not look pretty when you rack it, but hang in there!After the secondary, add the turbo-clear and it'll clear up nicely. Let it age in together; don't bottle it for a while (couple months).
Good luck with your brew!