For personal reasons, i could'nt have the time to bottle a Pumpkin Ale i made several weeks ago that was store in outdoors light hidden with a cool temperature, usually i dont use a secondary for any of my beers,so bottle it a month ago, and this was the results:
Super clear beer.- When i siphoned the beer to the bottled bucket it was no disturbance at all of the bottom, it was very stuck!
No off flavors, the pumpkin vegetable flavor and aroma with spices at end of boiling was the same at the begining and end of the process, maybe the extra bittering i add help with this in flavor.
at least the 60 percent of the bottles was not properly carbonated, just a little of CO2 but sweet,
i was confused about the possible reasons of this, so i figure out: didnt add enough corn sugar at bottle time, didn't put the caps properly,bottle cellaring temperature was too cool but at the end i figure that it was have the enough amount remaining of yeast to make the fermentation process in the bottle,. what do you think?
i follow my method of bottling for two years now i never have this kind of problem
by the way... happy Christmas and Happy New Year, and Feliz Dia de Reyes almost!
PD, next time (i hope not) i'll add some yeast