Thanks, thats pretty much what I did but didn't let the honey boil, next time!
So the brew went pretty well. Man, it smelled amazing going into the primary. I didnt have time to cool it all the way, so I dropped the temp to about 110 and then threw it into my bucket. I sanitized the **** out of it, threw the lid on, purged with co2 (why not?) and put on an airlock filled to the brim with starsan solution.
As it has cooled down its been sucking in the starsan, but thats much better than just sucking in plain old air I figured. I'll be pitching the yeast when I get home tonight.
This is what my 2lbs honey looked like going in, see how dark it is? Kroger value brand is a funky colour!
Caramelising pumpkin, smelled great when it was done and the colour got deeper. I used two 29oz cans of puree pumpkin from kroger. Couldn't find fresh sweet pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling.
Toasting the 1lb oats. Crushed with a beer bottle and then roasted to a little past golden brown. Smells kind of like popcorn.
This is my kettle with 3.5lbs Sorghum syurup + disolved 1lb rice syrup solids + hops.
Now with the added pumpkin. Colour just gets delicious.
Instead of pumpkin pie spice, I just mixed up some ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon ( I think the pie spice has that + clove in it) and threw that in @10