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Offline ThePour

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Dates and Date Syrup
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:04:42 AM »
Hi all,

I would like to use some date syrup in a small batch strong stout that I want to brew tomorrow. Beersmith doesn't have this as a fermentable, what's the easiest way to add it to my recipe?

The info on the label is limtied but it says:
 Conc. 76%
 78% soluble Solids
 Glucose 37%
 Fructose 35%
 Protein 2.31%
 vitamins and minerals (traces)

Additionally, i would like to add some actual dates too. What's the best way to add these?

Thanks in advance, Dan

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Re: Dates and Date Syrup
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 07:14:09 AM »
You can add the syrup to the fermentables library.  Open it up and click on 'add fermentable'.  The important things to make sure are reflected in the profile are the moisture content and the yield/potential.  Your date syrup contains 72% sugars (glucose + fructose) so I would enter that as the yield. Since the concentration of 76%, your moisture content can be entered as 24%.  This should bring you close enough to successfully formulate and brew.

For fruit additions, I often refer to the following page to get information to add it to the library:

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