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Offline euge

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Figs... Figs and beer
« on: July 09, 2010, 12:31:09 pm »
Just picked about 2# of fresh ripe figs off my neighbor's tree. There's hundreds more that'll be ripe in a few days...

Anyway, I plan to slice them length-ways and put them in the dehydrator.

Anyone ever brew with figs? Any ideas, experiences?

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Re: Figs... Figs and beer
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 01:30:17 pm »
I think you could do the same thing with them a friend did with raisins.  He made a BDSA.  At the end of primary, he superheated a wok over his propane burner and caramelized the raisins in it.  Then he deglazed with some beer from the primary and put it all into a secondary.  One of the best Belgian beers I've ever had.
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Re: Figs... Figs and beer
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 01:54:50 pm »
I can't remember the brewery in Belgium, but a similiar beer in the farmhouse ale book talks about a "super saison" using raisins, figs and some spices deglazed with port and added to the secondary.
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Re: Figs... Figs and beer
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 11:07:36 pm »
I brewed a Fig Porter last year; came out great and aged well. It was a basic porter recipe, I added about 1.5 lbs of dried figs to secondary. It was in secondary for 3 weeks.


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Re: Figs... Figs and beer
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 01:57:12 pm »
I recently had a beer with Mission figs; it was amazing.
But it also had fennel, pink peppercorns, and chia :o

It was called El Camino (Un) Real Black Ale
a Cali collaboration of Stone, Firestone Walker, and 21st Amend.

Give it a try if you can.

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Re: Figs... Figs and beer
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 07:07:04 pm »
The "Rejewvenator" by HE'BREW (Schmaltz) Brewing Company was brewed with grapes this year, but in years past its been brewed with figs.

Its a doppelbock/dubbel blend, so I bet figs would go great with either.
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