I'm making 2 pumpkin ales this week. 1 is on the stove as we speak, but the other, well I want it to be an experiment. I know most people mash with the pumpkin in the mash tun. I am curious as to what you experienced folk think about making a mash tun out of the pumpkin. For all intensive purposes I will not go through the trouble of putting copper tubing etc. strictly mashing in the pumpkin, then pouring it into my mash tun for filtration later. Is this practical? I mean, I know I can probably pull the process off, but would this achieve anything different than throwing pumpkins in the mash? Also, what would you guys think about fermenting inside of a pumpkin? Wild notion or stroke of genius?