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Old 07-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #11
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Have you thought about using beet powder? It has all the color of beets but not much in the way of flavor.

You might need alot of it though...

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Old 07-31-2010, 06:25 AM   #12
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I would wonder how stable the color is.

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:32 AM   #13
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I have heard that hibiscus will give a deep red color.

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Old 08-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #14
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What about beet juice?

I want to make a chocolate raspberry porter/stout with a pink head someday. I was thinking about using beet juice to do it.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:54 AM   #15
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Oops. Gotta amend this thread's whole direction!

I transferred this beer into a clean keg, then part into a 3rd and shook the snot out of it to test head retention after agitation. It's pink! The beet juice done got stratified.

EDIT: It kinda tastes like beet. Just a hint.

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Old 08-10-2010, 06:07 PM   #16
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...aren't beets are used to make white sugar?

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Old 08-13-2010, 03:32 AM   #17
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This is perfect. Thanks. My granddaughter wants me to make a "Blood Light" beer for Halloween. Beets will be the magic ingredient in my Killians Clone

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Old 12-01-2010, 04:01 AM   #18
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Resurrecting the thread to share my "bloody ale".
Finished beer had a little hint of beet flavor, very creamy and smooth.
Blended two raw beets with 2 cups of water, strained and added juice to last 10min of boil.
Use 2row and pilsen + some carapils, vienna and aromatic malts.
IBU's was around 20.

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:58 AM   #19
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Resurrecting the thread to share my "bloody ale".
Finished beer had a little hint of beet flavor, very creamy and smooth.
Blended two raw beets with 2 cups of water, strained and added juice to last 10min of boil.
Use 2row and pilsen + some carapils, vienna and aromatic malts.
IBU's was around 20.
Nilo,
I'm very curious about this beer. What hops did you use? What were your grain percentages like? I'm trying for something similar, but hopped like an APA. I'm shooting for 45 IBUs with a strong malt backbone. I appreciate any direction you can give me.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #20
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Nilo, does yours have a pink head? Mine does. I didn't use any aromatic, like you do, but all in all, it's very red. I might add something (aromatic, probably) to add just a hint of brown. I definitely taste the beets though. I hopped to 45 IBU, mostly late additions, hoping to mask it.

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