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    jville420 New Member

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    Wanting to brew an extract pumpkin beer.what kind of pumpkin should I use,how much and when
     
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    Pie pumpkin, about four pounds for a 5 gallon batch, preferably roasted. Alternately, canned pumpkin (be sure it has no preservatives) works just fine.
     
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    Thank you sir.will that add sugars that are fermentable as well.
     
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    If you're not mashing, the best place for it is in the boil.
     
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    The first beer I brewed was Smashing Pumpkin from Northern Brewer. Used the kit and followed the instructions from their video for adding real pumpkin. Had to put a bit more spice in. It turned pretty ok. The NB video gives all the info you need.
     

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