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Old 03-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Just for ****s and giggles, I want to prime with raisins, what do you guys think, how many raisins should I drop in each 12 oz bottle?
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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I suspect it will take so many that it will make the beer undrinkable. I've used a raisin puree in the boil bofore but never to just 'drop' into bottles. Hopefully someone can give you the exact sugar potential of raisins.

 
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Raisins are a repulsive abomination. Putting them in beer is the gravest sin imaginable.




That said, you can probably figure it out by looking at a the nutrition info on your box of raisins. Or, better yet, soak a few raisins in water for a week and see how much sugar comes out.

 
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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You could prolly calculate it based on the nutrition info/serving on the packet based on the information I posted in my bottling thread based on the basic brewing podcast about alternative priming methods. I used it to prime with jaggery mollasses in my sri lanking stout, and it carbed fine.

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I love raisins....But I bet it would take a lot just to do it in the bottle. I would figure out how much, add them to 2 cups boiling water and let them rehydrate, then mascerate them in a sanitized food processor and then push through a sieve or a strainer till you just have the liquid, then I'd add it just like I would normally prime with 2 cups of water and 5 ounces of sugar.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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Wouldnt it be easier to add them to the secondary and just use priming sugar?

 
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Wouldnt it be easier to add them to the secondary and just use priming sugar?
But where's the challenge/fun/sense of experimentation in that?

The OP did say "Just for ****s and giggles....." That kind of implies that he wants to play a bit....
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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He might get more sh*ts than giggles though...

I would only use them in some bottles, not an entire batch. That way, you have a control to compare against, with the exact same recipe. It might be ok early on, but I suspect that you could get some funk if the bottles hang around too long.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:51 AM   #9
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Any update on this?

I too am planning to carbonate a 6pk of my 5g batch with raisins just for poops and haha's. the recipe i have is supposedly a "prohibition recipe" that calls for 4 raisins per bottle.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
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I think Brooklyn brew shop says its 4 per bottle?

 
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