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Old 04-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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So last week after getting the kettle cooled and the wort into the fermenter my BIL accidentally broke the carboy. I will be trying again this weekend and here is the recipe I will be working with, again.

6 lb amber LME
2 lb dark brown sugar
1lb Pale chocolate
1lb Belgian biscuit
60 oz of canned pumpkin roasted for an hour
.5 oz of nugget hops at 60 minutes
1 oz crystal hops at 15 mins
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp Bru Vigor

Safbrew T-58 yeast.

The wort from this tasted awesome last weekend until it ended up on the kitchen floor and in the sink. Wish me luck on an uneventful brew day.


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Old 04-19-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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Pointless reply, forgot an edit button existed. Nothing to see here move on to the next message.


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Old 04-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Well it sounds good. I want to make a pumpkin ale this year. When did you add the pumpkin and spices?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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I added the pumpkin 40 minutes into the boil and the spices I added at flameout.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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Gonna call this Cursed Pumpkin ale. Broke my hydrometer while cleaning it after taking my gravity reading.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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Gonna call this Cursed Pumpkin ale. Broke my hydrometer while cleaning it after taking my gravity reading.
Haha, it's a good name for Halloween pumpkin ale for sure. Heard a good name today for a beer the guys made that owb the lhbs.
I just broke my thermometer, need to name the porter i just brewed something because of it. The glass is on the bottom of the fermenter, lol
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Seems like the weekend to break stuff.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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The T-58 yeast is going like crazy, 3 hours after pitching the yeast I had 1 bubble every 3 seconds. 14 hours after pitching I am getting 2 bubbles per second from the airlock. I have the fermenter at 68 degrees using a wet t shirt and switching out frozen 2 liters in a sterlite container.
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That's crazy. I broke my thermometer today while checking temps to transfer to carboy after chilling the wort. Luckily only glass and steel fell in, no mercury! Can't wait to brew a nice pumpkin ale for my wife. Hope yours turns out great!
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That's crazy. I broke my thermometer today while checking temps to transfer to carboy after chilling the wort. Luckily only glass and steel fell in, no mercury! Can't wait to brew a nice pumpkin ale for my wife. Hope yours turns out great!
Fyi, the food grade thermometers don't contain mercury I have learn since my mishap.


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