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Monday, August 4, 2014

Pumpkin Beer, secondary

Racked to secondary today. Gravity of 1.022 placing ABV at 6.5%. The flavor is nice with the spices added at boil coming through and the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Esters and phenols are coming through from the Fermentis T-58 yeast. The pumpkin has been added. A dark toasted american oak spiral, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and whole cloves have been added that have been soaking in Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum. (I also added some of the rum that all was soaking in.) I scraped and chopped 3 Mexican vanilla beans and tossed them in as well. Secondary fermentation is starting up. This is my first attempt at a pumpkin beer so I decided to go all in!  CHEERS!

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