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calman 03-27-2006 05:54 PM

Crazy questions - Has anyone mixed beer before?
 
Two different kinds that is. I am wondering how would it come out, or how'd it taste?
And will the mix cause beer go bad from two strain of yeasts fighting?

I used the beer dispenser, the cheapo one with long cord, which has been used for dispensing my brown ale, on my other hefe wheat keg. There was some ale left in the cord and that mixed with wheat. It tasted nice, though.

Brewpastor 03-27-2006 05:57 PM

Are you talking finished Beer? If so I can't see an issue, think of Black and Tans for example. Actually, there is a long history of mixing beers. If you like it, go for it!

Walker 03-27-2006 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewpastor
Actually, there is a long history of mixing beers.

Yup.. this is how the Porter style was born; Mixing up to 4 or 5 different kinds of beer together to get the flavor desired.

-walker

david_42 03-27-2006 06:36 PM

I like to mix beers. That's one great thing about kegging, you can try a little porter in your brown or hop up a wheat with a little IPA. Putting some Poor Richard's in my CoC brown, makes me think I'll try a pound of corn in the next batch of brown.

Some blackberry cider in a pint of porter is nice, however, cider & IPA doesn't work at all.

barleypopmaker 03-27-2006 07:45 PM

Mixing beer is not a crazy idea at all. Some people do it with a beer they don't like with a mediocre beer to make it at least drinkable. Black and tans are good, one of my favorite choices at a bar if they have the right beer. It's a good way to start a conversation about beer with someone , when they ask "hey, what's that?" And if they are really interested they will ask why the black stuff rests on top of the light stuff.

Also a Gueuze is a mix of a new Lambic with a 3 year old Lambic.

Mindflux 03-27-2006 08:12 PM

Black and Tan's
Half and Halfs
Black Tops
Snake Bites

yep.

El Pistolero 03-27-2006 08:53 PM

OK, I know what a black and tan is, but I thought a half and half was what you used to make a white russian. And I've got no idea about the other two. :confused:

Mindflux 03-27-2006 08:55 PM

Half and Half - Guinness & Harp
Black Top - Guinness & Fat TIre
Snake Bite - Guinness & Hard Cider

Glibbidy 03-27-2006 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Pistolero
OK, I know what a black and tan is, but I thought a half and half was what you used to make a white russian. And I've got no idea about the other two. :confused:

A Half and Half is when they pour the darker beer on top of the lighter beer (usually first onto an overturned spoon), so it actualy resembles half of the lighter color beer (Bass), and half of the darker colored beer (Guiness).

Snake bite is usually lager and hard cider. I have heard of Harpoon IPA snakebites so ale would work just as well Imagine.

Black top:confused: Never heard of that one. What is it?

Walker 03-27-2006 09:25 PM

it sounds to me like half-and-half and black-and-tan are the exact same thing to me.

Sure, you can buy pre-bottled black and tan that is homogenized (like Yeungling's) but if you ever order a black and tan in a pub or restaurant, they should be divided in the glass.

-walker


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