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Old 07-31-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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We all know what a black and tan is, or Half-n-half like some people call it, But for a while now I have been drinking a beer called Mississippi Mud that is black and tan bottled. I was wondering if anybody had tried this before? I intend to make 2 batches and rack them togeather on the secondary but I need to recipes that work togeather. I was looking for a dry stout that was tart but not the soured taste of geniuess, not that I could sour my beer and all of that like they do. If anybody has some advice on this I would love to hear it.

Also yeast, same strain or diffrent?

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We all know what a black and tan is, or Half-n-half like some people call it

Things that make you go hmmmm...
These are actually 2 different drinks. A Black and Tan is Bass and Guiness.
A Half-n-Half is Harp and Guiness. Just some goofy beer fact.

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Do you bottle or keg?

If you keg, then if you like black and tans, I'd just go ahead and make a dry stout and an English PA. Then you've got three choices--either one on it's own or mix them.

Even bottling, I'd probably do the same: brew them seperately--at bottling time, mix 1/2 of each in the bottling bucket and bottle. Then bottle what's left of each batch seperately.

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Once in a while Trader Joe's gets in some Mississippi Mud. Not bad.

Another plus for keggeraters, mixing!

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I like MM, but some people hate it. I was in a bar one time (The Green Gooch in Joliet, IL) that had it, and they told me I could drink all of it I wanted for free since everyone else hated it. They even announced over the loud-speaker that they had "found a drinker of Mississippi Mud".

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These are actually 2 different drinks. A Black and Tan is Bass and Guiness.
A Half-n-Half is Harp and Guiness. Just some goofy beer fact.
And who made up these rules?

Last half and half I had was two different Carlsberg products mixed 50/50. The last black and tan I had was a Munich Dunkel mixed with 60% Schulthiess Pils.

To answer the question, try mixing your favourite two light and dark beers together in various proportions and see how you like it. I don't think the style n*zis will come after you.
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Ok, I guess that means nobody has tried making it. Good times though, ill just have to brew a few stouts and english pales till i find 2 that work. Thanks for the info and just for fun, here is a list of Castings (what my Local pub calls them) ive had.

Black Velvet: Geniuess over Woodchuck cider
Dark Side of the Moon or Black and Blue: Geniuess over Blue Moon
Black and Tan
Half and Half
Black Hoe: Guniuess over Hoegaarden
Rotten Death: Guniuess over Rouge Dead guy

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Ok, I guess that means nobody has tried making it.
Not at all, I serve it at home quite frequentlly but mix it individually according to what my guests like.

You might try brewing a porter or an English Mild, some of them can be quite similar in taste to a half and half.
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And who made up these rules?
The Irish of course.
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I actually saw this yesterday in one of the liquir stores in the area. Cool bottle.

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