Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Fermenting over dates?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2014, 02:03 AM   #1
toadking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default Fermenting over dates?

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?


toadking is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 02:06 AM   #2
stevo4361
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Basin, WY
Posts: 341
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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.


stevo4361 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 02:37 PM   #3
gratus fermentatio
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
gratus fermentatio's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 11,707
Liked 2309 Times on 1279 Posts
Likes Given: 5994

Default

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.
Regards, GF.
gratus fermentatio is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #4
toadking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

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.
toadking is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
jhall4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pleasanton, California
Posts: 151
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toadking View Post
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!
jhall4 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
toadking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Brilliant, thanks.
toadking is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
C-Rider
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
C-Rider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wai, Hawaii
Posts: 3,252
Liked 264 Times on 215 Posts
Likes Given: 680

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toadking View Post
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)


__________________
Kaiser Ridge Brewing
-------------------------
Bottled in the refer: Dunkelweizen
Bottled in the refer: German IPA
Bottled in the refer: Schwarzbier (lager)
Bottled in the refer: Choc/Coffee Stout
Bottled in the refe: Blonde Ale
Bottled in the refe: Irish Red Ale
Bottled in the refe: July 4th IPA
Bottled in the refe: American Imperial Stout

Wow. Nothing fermenting gotta get busy.
C-Rider is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mr Malty Dates kappclark Fermentation & Yeast 4 08-11-2012 08:33 PM
Dates vs sugar? dlight Wine Making Forum 7 06-05-2012 05:02 PM
Expiry dates Brewer Gerard Recipes/Ingredients 1 01-18-2012 01:45 PM
Dates on the packages? maida7 Fermentation & Yeast 5 03-03-2010 11:17 PM


Forum Jump