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Adding graham cracker flavor to a pumpkin ale

Don't use commercially produced Graham crackers, as these will contain unconvertible starches, oils, fats, preservatives, etc that can wreck your beer. Also, you can never assume that a finished ...
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Pumpkin Ale Slow Fermentation

11 cans is a lot. Pumpkin is also mostly starch so adding it in the boil probably did give you some flavor, but mostly a starchy mess as you indicated. You didn't mention it but I would suspect you ...
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Adding graham cracker flavor to a pumpkin ale

I have never tried it, but if I wanted to I would rather add grains that have that flavour (pilsner malt) as opposed to adding the actual cracker. [Added on request] Here is a document (25Mb) from ...
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Is it Better to leave beer in secondary longer or bottle?

Personally I'd bottle for 2 or 3 weeks. As I like it to develop and carbonate nicely in the bottle. I would usually not leave my brews sitting in the primary so long as it rests on a lot of lees. The ...
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How to sweeten up my pumpkin ale?

Your options are pretty limited at this point. If you want to add fermentable sugars to the keg, you'll need to incapacitate the yeast first. You can do this with a measured dose of potassium sorbate ...
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Adding sugar to a brown pumpkin ale

In combination with crystal 60 I have found a little molasses goes pretty far at getting a more toffee like presence in browns and porters. For 5 gallons I'd say 1/3rd to 1/2 cup. But your palate is ...
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