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Old 09-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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using a separate bag for the pumpkin would make things a LOT easier. lifting 3.65lbs with a little water is nothing compared to a full grain bag with a couple gallons of water


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That sounds like an excellent idea. I will make sure to read more into that thread, it was just soooo long!


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Old 09-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #13
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Hey guys, so I think I am going to use this recipe below. They other one sounds good, but I don't have two weeks for the toasted malt and my brew shop didnt carry the base malt. Spoke to the kid at the shop and he mentioned I might have a problem with the pumpkin in the BIAB. Anyone have any problems with this? He mentioned it might not come in enough contact with the mash.


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Old 09-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #14
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Hey guys, so I think I am going to use this recipe below. They other one sounds good, but I don't have two weeks for the toasted malt and my brew shop didnt carry the base malt. Spoke to the kid at the shop and he mentioned I might have a problem with the pumpkin in the BIAB. Anyone have any problems with this? He mentioned it might not come in enough contact with the mash.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/
Hmmm.. lets see. I put the pumpkin in the same bag as the grain.. yep.. it had plenty of contact with the mash. that kid doesn't know what BIAB is does he?

as far as base grains. I used regular 2row as that was what I had on hand. I toasted some myself and used them the next day. the best thing about brewing is you can change the recipe to make it your own...
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #15
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Hey guys, so I think I am going to use this recipe below. They other one sounds good, but I don't have two weeks for the toasted malt and my brew shop didnt carry the base malt. Spoke to the kid at the shop and he mentioned I might have a problem with the pumpkin in the BIAB. Anyone have any problems with this? He mentioned it might not come in enough contact with the mash.
Not sure what you mean by "enough contact". I brewed the same recipe. I baked the Libby's pumpkin filling at 350* for an hour. When I mashed, I added all my grains then added the baked pumpkin and stirred the mash until there were no dough balls. I BIAB'd this.

I haven't checked the beer yet so I can't comment on flavor at this point. I will most likely take a gravity reading this weekend to see where I'm at and taste it then.
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I haven't checked the beer yet so I can't comment on flavor at this point. I will most likely take a gravity reading this weekend to see where I'm at and taste it then.
Unless I am mistaken, the pumpkin doesn't really add much (any?) flavor anyway. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but I think most of the flavor comes from the spices.

People BIAB pumpkin beers every year -- I'd say give it a whirl.
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That sounds like an excellent idea. I will make sure to read more into that thread, it was just soooo long!
A testament to the quality of the recipe, I'd say.
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Thanks for the reassurance guys. Just rechecked the recipe and Reno-Envy used two packets of US-05, I didn't notice this and only got one. Do you guys think I'll be fine with one packet w/ no starter, or do you think I should run and grab another US-05?
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Thanks for the reassurance guys. Just rechecked the recipe and Reno-Envy used two packets of US-05, I didn't notice this and only got one. Do you guys think I'll be fine with one packet w/ no starter, or do you think I should run and grab another US-05?
Get a second pack. Whole lot of sugar in this recipe.
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Mr. Malty suggests 1.1 packets, so you wouldn't screw the pooch if you just pitched one. But yeah, like Doed said, you might as well just go grab another packet if you have a LHBS at hand.

FWIW, I always keep a few packets of Nottingham, US-05, S-04 around just in case. They're cheap, great, and will last forever in the fridge. Might be worth picking up a couple extra while you're out there!


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