HisDudeness
Brewing this at the weekend, did my first version for xmas last year and it was really good just didn't quite hit the mark in terms of raisin flavour so a few tweaks, upped the special B and added some real raisins and we will see how this one goes. Hopefully have just about enough time to get it in decent condition before santa arrives!

Will be using WLP002 rather than Nottingham shown in recipe

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Notlaw
Raisin skins can harbour wild yeasts and bugs, so I'd give them a toss in a hot wok to sterilise them maybe.

It was a fine beer that one, you're brave only doing 10l.... last time you said you'd wished you'd done a bigger batch... 😉
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Clibit
My dad was crazy about Old Jamaica chocolate. Couldn't get enough of it. 

Looks lovely that Dude. 
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Alcoholx
Notlaw wrote:
Raisin skins can harbour wild yeasts and bugs, so I'd give them a toss in a hot wok to sterilise them maybe.



Maybe soak them in the rum and then chuck it all in ?
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HisDudeness
Notlaw wrote:
Raisin skins can harbour wild yeasts and bugs, so I'd give them a toss in a hot wok to sterilise them maybe.

It was a fine beer that one, you're brave only doing 10l.... last time you said you'd wished you'd done a bigger batch... 😉


Haha I did but I also ended up with lots of overcarbed bottles after a few months so sticking with a smaller batch so Im not dealing with a shit load of bottle bombs come spring time! Hot wok I've seen suggested by that denny chap who seems to know a bit so will probably do that and the rum soak to be sure. The toasting helps to bring out the flavour too apparently so double bubble
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Pinto
Alcoholx wrote:


Maybe soak them in the rum and then chuck it all in ?


Damn fine suggestion ! [biggrin]
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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