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Title: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: 1vertical on February 03, 2011, 07:36:03 PM
added to a beer like in secondary would work...would the dark fruit carmel
come through...?
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: euge on February 03, 2011, 07:38:29 PM
added to a beer like in secondary would work...would the dark fruit carmel
come through...?

Some would. What type of beer?
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: 1vertical on February 03, 2011, 07:42:57 PM
I dunno Euge the idea just kind of floated up like cream on milk...rich, decadent....
So something like an ESB seems like it might compliment the idea ....just that I ordered
a bulk supply of dates to eat out of hand and I will have a plenty....for a while.

It is my new goto sweet tooth replacement for sugar...plus I get soluable fiber at the same time.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: euge on February 03, 2011, 07:47:35 PM
I dunno Euge the idea just kind of floated up like cream on milk...rich, decadent....
So something like an ESB seems like it might compliment the idea ....just that I ordered
a bulk supply of dates to eat out of hand and I will have a plenty....for a while.

It is my new goto sweet tooth replacement for sugar...plus I get soluable fiber at the same time.

I love dates! Especially when they've set for a while and the sugars start to crystallize. Mmmmm.

Sounds great for a Bitter.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: jaybeerman on February 03, 2011, 08:07:13 PM
Date sugar was a popular addition for a while, mostly to belgain brews.  The sugarcane and date sugar mix jaggery has been a pretty popular beer addition as well.  If I remember correctly using dates or date sugar was discusssed in brew like a monk? Sorry I don't have any personal experience to share but with a crate full of dates I think I'd be trying an experimental batch as well.  cheers, j

oh yeah - dates and 70% cocoa dark chocolate is a pretty hard to beat snack
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: dbeechum on February 03, 2011, 09:11:46 PM
I've never done a "dry dating" per se, but I did bake a date paste into a bread loaf once that I used for a beer and I've doctored mead in the past with date syrup.

Both worked really well. My concern with doing date puree would be the time needed to get everything broken down and dissolved.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: euge on February 03, 2011, 10:20:41 PM
I've never done a "dry dating" per se, but I did bake a date paste into a bread loaf once that I used for a beer and I've doctored mead in the past with date syrup.

Both worked really well. My concern with doing date puree would be the time needed to get everything broken down and dissolved.

I was thinking of macerating the dates in hot water then pureeing/blending until there's a syrup.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: gimmeales on February 03, 2011, 11:22:54 PM
How about caramelizing them in a pan, de-glazing with some dark rum and simmer for a few minutes before cooling at adding to the fermenter?
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: dbeechum on February 04, 2011, 01:07:53 AM
I was thinking of macerating the dates in hot water then pureeing/blending until there's a syrup.

At that point it may just be easier or make more financial/time sense to buy date syrup from your local friendly middle eastern market.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: dmtaylor on February 04, 2011, 02:55:38 AM
Recently I have provided several insights on date "beer" on another forum, including my experiences with brewing an ancient Sumerian recipe.  Check it out.

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98606
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: 1vertical on February 04, 2011, 05:59:53 AM
Good read dave, thanks.  I got a carton of em on the way and could try this easily.
I am going more for the hot water slurry mode that just sounds betta.
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: 1vertical on July 20, 2012, 05:47:08 PM
Now i still have ample dates and am considering geting some ECY (yeah right) bug farm
and making that slurry and doing a ferment with the bugs.  FRANKENBIER
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: punatic on July 20, 2012, 07:05:26 PM
I was thinking of macerating the dates in hot water then pureeing/blending until there's a syrup.

At that point it may just be easier or make more financial/time sense to buy date syrup from your local friendly middle eastern market.

Wouldn't that be considered speed-dating?   ::)
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: dbeechum on July 21, 2012, 03:22:21 PM
Wouldn't that be considered speed-dating?   ::)

Wow, just, wow.. you should be ashamed of yourself for that one. That's terrible! :)
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: punatic on July 21, 2012, 07:43:57 PM
Low hanging fruit is hard to resist.   8)
Title: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: bluesman on July 22, 2012, 12:31:19 PM
Low hanging fruit is hard to resist.   8)

That's just not right...I'll tell ya. ;)
Title: Re: How do ya think a slurry of Palm Dates (blenderized)
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on July 24, 2012, 01:57:42 AM
Good read dave, thanks.  I got a carton of em on the way and could try this easily.
I am going more for the hot water slurry mode that just sounds betta.

Tried ordering the ECY last time - trigger finger just wasnt fast enough. Hopefully next time!

I did a raisin puree with hot wort and added at the end of the boil. Good stuff. Its how DFH adds raisins to Raison D'etre.