Even with steeping the pumpkin w/ grains it's still going into the boil in the next step to set pectins, don't you think?
I was going off of information stating you don't get much sugar conversion anyway so boil for full flavor.
Here's the link if anyone is interested.http://www.audioholics.com/news/editorials/pumpkin-ale-home-brew-recipe-and-commercial-microbrew-recipe
I'm going to bake 3-4 29oz cans of libby's 100% pumpkin at 350F for an hour to brown and get a baked pumpkin pie rather than raw pumpkin taste. I'm just debating when in the boil to add the baked pumpkin is best? Leaning towards doing 30 min boil before adding the pumpkin for the last 30min. Thinking the baked browned caramelized pumpkin may need some time to fully dissolve. The link recipe full boils, but I figure 30 min might be the best of hop utilization, solids coagulating maybe, and not totally boiling out aroma.They spice addition at different times for the spice bitterness, but I'm going with your last min of the boil plan.