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Old 03-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used skittles in secondary? Not sure if the artificial flavors/colors would kill/stress the yeast too much, but it was just an idea.

PS- searching found nothing



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Old 03-13-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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I have not, and don't think it would be a good idea, but who knows? Probably a better idea is to just throw em in your glass of beer when drinking it, if your looking for a fruity flavor.



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Old 03-13-2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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Homer: Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau?

Apu: Such a beer does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.

Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple bags of skittles.

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:13 AM   #4
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I did Skittle Infused Vodka once. Turned out kinda cool. I know that doesn't help the OP, but its worth trying.

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Skittles in your beer? Why don't you try this instead:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:34 AM   #6
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Homer: Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau?

Apu: Such a beer does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.

Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple bags of skittles.
my thoughts exactly. thank you.
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Can't speak to skittles in secondary but I have done the skittle vodka, worked great for me (little dangerous though, chill it and it just tastes like skittle flavoured juice and its 40% abv). But hey, try it anyway, let us know how it turns out.

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:29 AM   #8
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I wouldn't add them until your beer is as clear as you want. As long as you're force carbonating I think you'll be ok. I can't imagine your yeast surviving such an artificial flavoring/preservative assault.

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Has anyone ever used skittles in secondary? Not sure if the artificial flavors/colors would kill/stress the yeast too much, but it was just an idea.

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I would guess that the artificial colors & flavors wouldn't affect the yeast much, assuming you don't add a pound of it. I'd imagine grinding them up would be the way to go.
I can't imagine wanting that in my beers, but to each their own homebrew
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google to the rescue:

http://www.glossynews.com/artman/publish/skittlebrau.shtml



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