A pic of a few of my favorite pumpkins. And if you're in the NW looking for a day of fun, try Elysian's pumpkin beer festival. The last two years were great (60+ pumpkins on tap)...especially watching the twisted puckered faces of agony as folks sipped RR's sour pumpkin, only to turn around and discuss the complex character and depth. A day of fun can be made just watching the pretenders.
EDIT: Howe Sound Imperial, Elysian Night Owl, Dogfish Punkin Ale, Sam Adams Harvest, Elysian Dark o' the Moon, Southern Tier Pumpking.
Carboy in the back got bottled this evening. Sample yielded some tasty spice notes with a little burn (prob cinnamon). Few weeks conditioning and I should have an abundance of gourd goodness.
10.5 pale 2 row
1.5 lb special
1 lb crystal 60
1.25 lb brown sugar
1 can libbys baked 400F with 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1tbsp nutmeg, 2 tsbp vanilla 1.5 hour (carmelized like a creme brulee in the mash
1 can (diff from above) spiced pumpkin in mash
1 can spiced in boil
1 oz Hallertauer @ 60
1 oz Hallertauer @ 10