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Old 08-14-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I just brewed my annual pumpkin ale last weekend. It's in the primary right now at 68 degrees. I know many of you don't even bother with a secondary. Since the pumpkin went into the primary with the wort, I was just wondering if it's still ok to just leave it in the primary and not even secondary it. I was thinking I'd just leave it in there for 4-5 weeks and then rack to the keg. As always, thanks for the advice.


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Old 08-27-2008, 06:33 AM   #2
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If you can rack without disturbing it and you are happy with the clarity then no problem.
If I was doing it then I'd be half expecting to need a secondary conditioning clearing vessel.
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If the pumpkin went into the primary then I would let it sit for 3 weeks, then rack over to a secondary to clear....
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