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Old 01-30-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am looking to brew a green colored beer for Saint Patricks Day. Does anyone have any recipes?

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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I remember something about food coloring. Not too sure otherwise. Wait 'til Revvy sees this.

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Yeah, that's right...brew up your favorite beer then add green food coloring (or you can try some blue to see how it fairs with yellow beer). Green beer in the bars is only whatever beer (to keep it Irish, maybe Harp) plus green food coloring. Obviously, the darker the beer, the more food coloring you need. IMO, not worth it. I'd rather drink my share of dry stouts for St Pete's day!!

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At what point do you add the food coloring?

During brewing or bottling?

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If your beer is particularly yellow/gold in color, you may be able to add just some blue food coloring and get a nice green tint.

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1) Brew a true Irish beer for St. Paddy's Day. Like a stout.

2) Buy a case of your favorite cheap beer, and a bottle of green food coloring.

3)On St. Paddy's day, forget about the stuff in step 2 and drink the stout.

4) Repeat step 3. If you run out MAYBE drink some of the swill.

5) Use any of the leftover cheap beer to water the compost, and the green food coloring for dying eggs for Easter.

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At what point do you add the food coloring?

During brewing or bottling?

Thanks for the input!
Neither. you put a few drops in your glass before you pour your HB

works with BMC as well.
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1) Brew a true Irish beer for St. Paddy's Day. Like a stout.

2) Buy a case of your favorite cheap beer, and a bottle of green food coloring.

3)On St. Paddy's day, forget about the stuff in step 2 and drink the stout.

4) Repeat step 3. If you run out MAYBE drink some of the swill.

5) Use any of the leftover cheap beer to water the compost, and the green food coloring for dying eggs for Easter.
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100000 parts BMC: 1 part green food coloring or there abouts.

Seriously though, green beer, along with St. Patty's day are American inventions designed to sell beer. As far as I know, the Irish don't celebrate it. Cinco de Mayo is the same way for Mexico.

Not that I won't drink a few for St Patty's of course.

Edit: Damn Revvy, you're quick.

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1) Brew a true Irish beer for St. Paddy's Day. Like a stout.

2) Buy a case of your favorite cheap beer, and a bottle of green food coloring.

3)On St. Paddy's day, forget about the stuff in step 2 and drink the stout.

4) Repeat step 3. If you run out MAYBE drink some of the swill.

5) Use any of the leftover cheap beer to water the compost, and the green food coloring for dying eggs for Easter.
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+1 on the Americanized St. Patty's Day. Drink a Guinness. There is a Ruby at the bottom of every glass!! no Green
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