Last year I brewed an all grain pumpkin beer recipe using 3 lbs of pumpkin pie filling in the mash and while the sparge was a nightmare the end product was amazing. Needless to say, sparging took well over and hour and much stirring and multiple stops and starts to vorlauf and get it flowing. Fast forward to yesterday and I was brewing the same recipe but this time I added six large handfuls of rice hulls to the mash thinking this would speed up the sparging process. Boy was I wrong, this one would not flow to save my soul. After about a half hour, much cussing, and only about a half gallon of wort collected I decided to say eff it and just let the pumpkin puree infused liquid run right into the boil kettle without a vorlauf. Clarity is really not an issue in my mind on a pumpkin beer and I thought maybe I'll end up with some sort of a Frankenstein pumpkin slushy beer. Finished my process as normal and OG was just a tick above target so I'm hoping things will be alright. Pitched one packet of dry US-05 and put it away for the night. While it's only been about 18 hours, there is no activity yet and now I am beginning to wonder if this will actually work. Anyone ever try a beer with essentially a wort-puree in the primary and what were your results? Thanks as usual for any input.