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Old 01-14-2014, 02:03 AM   #1
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My next batch is going to be a simple ESB. I am thinking about fermenting it over a few handfuls of dates, any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 01-14-2014, 02:06 AM   #2
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This is just my opinion, but a well brewed ESB with proper English yeast (1968 )gives a pretty fruity character alone. Don't put fruit in an ESB. But your beer your rules, good luck.

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In my experience, dates don't really add much flavour, at least 2lbs in 6 gallons doesn't. They'll add sugar & up your ABV though.
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I just had 21st Amendments special edition Allies win the War which gave me the desire to use dates. I will try to create a recipe around that.

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I just had 21st Amendments special edition Allies win the War which gave me the desire to use dates. I will try to create a recipe around that.
Just to help you along in that endeavor: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/beer-d...s-win-the-war/

They list IBU, ABV, OG, plus the grains and hops used (though not specific quantities). Should give you a good starting point!
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Brilliant, thanks.

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My next batch is going to be a simple ESB. I am thinking about fermenting it over a few handfuls of dates, any thoughts or suggestions?
LOL When I first read this I was wondering what the heck is he talking about. Adding yeast at different "dates" during the ferment. LOL Then reading the 2nd post it all came to me. No comment about adding "dates". :O)
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