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Old 03-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Beer color.

I want to do a themes beer and I want it to be pink. Does anyone know a good way to do that?

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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Research more about Magic Hat Wacko. It's a commerical beer with a pink hue, possibly from using beet sugar... either late in the boil or during bottling would be my guess. Could be both.

I've also heard that using a small amount of Chocolate malt and/or Carastan 15 can lend a reddish hue to the beer, depending on how it's used.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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hibiscus flowers will give you a pink hue

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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Pale beer + red food coloring

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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How do the flowers affect the flavor of the beer? Would food coloring affect the taste?

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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How do the flowers affect the flavor of the beer? Would food coloring affect the taste?
Food coloring will not affect the taste or head retention in my experience
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
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Magic Hat Wacko actually uses (or used...not sure if the beer is still out there) beets to get a red color (not just beet sugar).

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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Magic Hat Wacko actually uses (or used...not sure if the beer is still out there) beets to get a red color (not just beet sugar).
About 3 years ago it was a crazy red color. This year its a blah red and is not nearly as good as I remember,it.
Id say some beet juice would die a light beer a nice pink color. I know it stains my counters
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #9
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Huh, I believe one of the CYBI episodes talks about how they make Wacko (I don't think the episode was on Wacko...but it was in the intro or something). I remember beets being part of it. I don't know if a change in color is a result of a changes in the beets or what.

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