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Old 02-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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I recently did a dark Saison with figs. I chopped the figs (and some dates) up, carmelized them in a pan and deglazed with red wine, pureed it all up and added to the last 5 minutes of boil.


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Old 02-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #12
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I recently did a dark Saison with figs. I chopped the figs (and some dates) up, carmelized them in a pan and deglazed with red wine, pureed it all up and added to the last 5 minutes of boil.
You cannot possibly make a statement like that and not follow up with how it tasted!


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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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You cannot possibly make a statement like that and not follow up with how it tasted!
And pictures.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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You cannot possibly make a statement like that and not follow up with how it tasted!
I like it a lot.

It also had some local organic honey toward the end of the boil. I think it has some of the stone fruit complexity of a belgian quad, but it was fermented with 3711 so its nicely dry and not overly sweet. I have another 5 gallons of it that got a less attenuative Belgian sacch strain and some Brett B that is starting to get a little funky, but it has a few months to go.

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And pictures.
I think I could be persuaded to have one of these tonight and snap a pic
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #15
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I just got into being but have been thinking about using figs too. My wife cooks a pork tenderloin stuffed with dried figs. I also grew up in Fresno. The only place we teens could drink beer was the fig orchards.

I was thinking maybe a fig Christmas Stout. I'll watch this thread to learn whether adding at end of boil or putting in secondary yields better results.
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Yeah,I was musing on that fact myself. It'd be a great flavor in the right ale at the right part of the process.
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i did a gelato making class with my gf back in december and one of the flavors we made was fig and tequila which sounded kinda strange to everyone in the class but it turned out to be one of the best tasting. I'm wondering if you just cut u p the figs and soak them in tequila then add them to you secondary? I'm a noob so no friggin idea if that would work
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Yeah,I was musing on that fact myself. It'd be a great flavor in the right ale at the right part of the process.
I chose to add them to the boil because I didn't want to deal with those seeds in a fermenter, but I don't see why you couldn't add them at a secondary stage.
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Maybe in a muslin grain sack or two to keep'em contained? I hate small seeds like from berries in my teeth.
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Thanks a lot.

Now I can't rest until I find 8lbs of figs to freeze and rack on top of!


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