I've done a couple pumpkin beers(extract and mash/extract), I used fresh pumpkin, baked it first and added it to160* water and left it overnight (I ran out of time, I have three rug rats). I strained off the pumpkin and used the pumpkin water added spice at the end of the boil. Good luck
I have been growing my own hops this year and was interested in using them straight off the vine. I am sure I'm not the only one who has thought about this. Do you use more or less fresh hops than dried?