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Pumpkin Lager

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I have brewed a few fruit beers and have started to add the fruit in after the beer has been fermenting for a week. I am going to brew the pumpkin lager and I was wondering if waiting a week to add the pumpkin puree would produce the same results. Any thoughts on this are appreciated.

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 I have made one with adding it up front and adding it in late, I like the late one better. It had a little more of that pumpkin flavor to it than the other one did.

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Thanks for the reply. Did you bled the pumpkin or gently dump it in straight from the can?

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I actually baked the pumpkin in the oven, I think it was about 350 for 40 minutes, then I let it cool down to room temperature then  just drop it in very slowly. Just like the Mr. Beer Pumpkin Rising Recipe. 

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Do you think that would be a good tweak to the pumpkin lager recipe? Would cooking the pumpkin help bring out the flavor?

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It does help bring out the flavor, I think it would be a good tweak for that It really improves the flavor cooking vs. not cooking.

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Ive only made it using fresh.  Roasted in the oven with brown sugar and put in with the steep.  Every time it has came out fabulous plus you dont have as much gook at the bottom as you will puree. 

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Thanks for the information fellow brewers. I was thinking of using pumpkin pie spice instead of mulling spices. Would adding the spice a week into fermentation along with the pumpkin help with the flavor or could it create problems?

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I've always added at (or close to) flame out and each batch has come out great.  Not sure how things would blend if added cool.

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Thanks for the information Da Yooper. Did you use mulling spices or pumpkin pie spice?

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