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Old 02-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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As anybody ever brewed with figs?!?

I'm OBSESSED with these dried organic figs from Costco, every time I chomp into one I think "Beer, this needs to go in a beer"...

So I want to brew with them. I'm thinking a Brown Ale maybe or a Belgian perhaps. Either way my question is: when should I add them? As a fruit I know the default is at end of boil or in secondary. But the flavor on these babies is so mild, I could see them being best used in full boil to pull most flavor. Thoughts?

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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I think dogfish head uses figs and dates in their barleywine post fermentation. If they're from costco i assume you bought a ton of them so toss a bunch of them in the secondary

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I think a small amount of figs would go good in a Porter. What about pitching in a few at the end of the boil???

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Makes me question how well dried figs would work. Dried fruit is a bit rubbery. I tend to think fresh,really ripe figs would give better flavor,being pulpier. More subtlties,it seems to me. At the last 10 minutes of the boil,or secondary. A belgian dubbel sounds good for this.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Put them in a food processor then freeze em. Thaw to room temp and put them in your secondary. About a half pound in 5 gallons will be sufficient.

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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Cool. I was just musing what a milk stout would be like with fresh fig pulp added to secondary? Like fig newtons & iced coffee maybe. The left hand brewing milk stout tastes like iced coffee mostle to me with a nice smoothness. Might be good?...
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I do a Belgian Dubbel that uses raisins at the end of the boil, so think figs would work nicely.

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I agree with the dubbel... first thing that popped into my head.

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Yeah,me too. I was thinking of the Chimay grande reserve with fig flavor in it as well. Things that make ya go hmmm...Maybe for next holiday season?
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