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Old 10-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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I've noticed there are a few recipes that say you should put raisins in. Could you use currants or sultanas instead? Is there a reason why? Also could you use dates or prunes, or are these too sweet?

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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I just asked the same ? not long ago. here is the link. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/adding-raisins-268842/.

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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I've noticed there are a few recipes that say you should put raisins in. Could you use currants or sultanas instead? Is there a reason why? Also could you use dates or prunes, or are these too sweet?

Sure any of those would work. I did a Dubbel that I added some raisins at the end of the boil. Nice subtle flavor addition.
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I added 200g dried figs and 200g raisins in this year's dubbel, 10 minutes before end of boil. Next year when i rebrew i'll replace sugar completely with even more dried fruits (plums?, maybe even smoked?, dates?).

The beer came out fine, definitely one of my best brews.

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