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Old 07-07-2009, 05:47 AM   #21
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I'm tempted to go the beet route for adding some color boost, at which point I'll probably go for an amber recipe.

My thought on the beets is that I'll boil one or two then strain and add the water to my wort boil. Any thoughts here?

I'll probably put together a recipe this weekend and post for comments.

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dont dubble boil it
i think you will break down some of the color
just put it in the main boil for the last 20 min
take 2 whole beets and slice them thin 1/8'' or so
and the color will come out really fast.
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I recently made an Irish 'Red' Ale that used 1# of Carared and .125# Roasted Barley and it's not really very red.

Wouldn't some Vienna (instead of some of the base malt) help a little with the red hue? Would Vienna be out-of-place in an Irish Red?

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BEETS
just add one beet and it will be super red
and i dont think it will change the flavor at all
beets have a very mild tast
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This is one of the more interesting ideas I have heard here. I can't wait to hear how it turns out. I am tempted to add one of them to a Barleywine that I want to be red.
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Magic Hat has a summer beer out that is made with beet sugar.
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I recently made an Irish 'Red' Ale that used 1# of Carared and .125# Roasted Barley and it's not really very red.

Wouldn't some Vienna (instead of some of the base malt) help a little with the red hue? Would Vienna be out-of-place in an Irish Red?
It's at least a European malt, but it isn't quite in style I think. If you double up your roasted barley you'll get the colour you want. I used 0.25# and it was perfect. It also gives the beer that much sought after roastiness flavour
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****tiest ****ing beer of all ****ing time!

Seriously. What the hell is wrong with me? I want to try something new, but I want something light and crisp and summer. Oh, hey - a new Magic Hat summer ale. I don't like most MH beers, but ****, it'll probably be a nice, light, maybe a wheat beer of some kind... summer seasonal, I'll give it a shot!






****. Dreck. It tastes like... earth. It's BRIGHT pink, they use beet juice apparently and it works; I better keep it away from the_Bean, 'cause it looks like carbonated kool-aid. Wife's got the camera, or I'd take a pic. This is a literal red ale.

And, it tastes like someone poured out a beer on the ground to their homies, but they were such a raving alcoholic they lapped it up off the ground. It's got a harsh aftertaste. VERY thin body.

Ugh. Why'd I buy Magic Hat again? They make ONE good beer (Roxy Rolles), the rest is just utter crap.
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****tiest ****ing beer of all ****ing time!

Seriously. What the hell is wrong with me? I want to try something new, but I want something light and crisp and summer. Oh, hey - a new Magic Hat summer ale. I don't like most MH beers, but ****, it'll probably be a nice, light, maybe a wheat beer of some kind... summer seasonal, I'll give it a shot!






****. Dreck. It tastes like... earth. It's BRIGHT pink, they use beet juice apparently and it works; I better keep it away from the_Bean, 'cause it looks like carbonated kool-aid. Wife's got the camera, or I'd take a pic. This is a literal red ale.

And, it tastes like someone poured out a beer on the ground to their homies, but they were such a raving alcoholic they lapped it up off the ground. It's got a harsh aftertaste. VERY thin body.

Ugh. Why'd I buy Magic Hat again? They make ONE good beer (Roxy Rolles), the rest is just utter crap.
I understand. A couple of years ago, I bought "Joe's Garage"- a collection of MH beers. The only decent beer was the hefeweizen. Keep in mind that I HATE hefeweizens.

When people say, "I want to clone MH #9", the thought makes me gag. Drink a mouthfull of medicore beer, and shove a couple of apricots in your mouth. That's pretty much what I get out of $9.
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What pisses me off is that I KNOW better! I know they're a marketing company, not a beer manufacturer. I've been to the brewery, I know they're more concerned with selling swap than making a good product. I've been disappointed by them many, many times.





So why'd I buy that ****?

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