I just brewed a pumpkin beer this weekend so I can give it some extra time in the bottle before fall. Although I’ve brewed 20 or so batches, I’m still getting use to all the flavors in homebrewing and how they interact. I was thinking I would prime with brown sugar but I'm not 100% sure what kind of flavor it will create. I'm thinking the brown sugar was impart some nice flavors but I'm not sure. The recipe calls for corn sugar. If someone would recommend brown sugar, light or dark?
Here is the recipe I used.
Did a partial mash of (60 minutes at 152)
2 lbs Rahr 6 Row Malt
0.5 lb Briess Caramel 40
30oz of organic pumpkin
Proceeded with the extract recipe as follows
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup (60 min)
1.0 lb Pilsen dried malt extract (60 min)
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup (15 min)
1 oz Cluster (60 min)
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (0 min)
Yeast- While Labs WLP001- California Ale