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Old 10-01-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Fig beer ??

i was just thinking about weird beers the other day and was like ive never seen a beer made with figs and i have a huge fig tree so has anyone ever seen or made a fig beer? i mean i dunno if it would be good lol but you know.

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Old 10-01-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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Hmmm... You need to try this as I'm thinking a fig brown ale might actually be good and a new twist on a fruit beer.

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Old 10-01-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
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indeed, next spring ill have to try making a fig beer with what i can muster and use some homegrown hops

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I read somewhere where a guy carmelizes the figs in a wok, then deglazes the pan with a bit of the beer from the primary, then adds them to the secondary after they cool. Sounds good.

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Old 10-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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I read somewhere where a guy carmelizes the figs in a wok, then deglazes the pan with a bit of the beer from the primary, then adds them to the secondary after they cool. Sounds good.

it is in this thread
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/neig...ut-use-250338/.

I may try that myself.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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I've been thinking about doing some kind of fig-red-wine reduction sauce and adding that to a secondary in a rich belgian or saison, something with interesting yeast complexity. Would probably do well to balance that with a touch of pepper or peppery yeast. Maybe like a single smoked ancho chile.

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #7
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Brasserie de Blaugies (Blaugies, Belgium) makes a beer brewed with fig juice called Bière Darbyste . Sadly, I haven't tried it, but two of the other beers they make, La Moneuse and Saison dEpeautre, are excellent saisons.

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Once i brewed belgian dubbel with 20 oz dried figs. When young the beer has some wine-like flavour, but this faded later. I'll definitely brew this again next summer.

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I had a figgy kolsch at my homebrew meeting last night. I'd say 70% of the people there hated it, but those of us that liked it friggin loved it. I've brewed a lot of fruit beers where the flavor didn't come out but this beer tasted exactly liked figs.

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Any updates on this?? Ive been seeing figs at the store and have been thinking about subbing them in a Magic Hat#9 Clone

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