So I brewed a batch of beer for a St. Patrick's day party yesterday, but to keep it cheap I kind of made it a kitchen sink beer to use up stuff I had left over. In addition to roasted barley (which I didn't weigh), I threw in maybe a half pound of caramel 120, caramel 60 and a bit of victory and some flaked barley. Unfortunately it seem I had less roasted barley than I thought and looking at it today, well, it looks pretty brown. Maybe darkish brown, but definitely not stout dark.
I subscribe to the philosophy that no matter what it will be beer, and likely tasty. However, I'd prefer it to be more stoutish...
If I were to go grab some more roasted barley tomorrow, steep it in a little water and mix it in after a few days of primary fermentation, would that potentially work? Or is that a bad idea?
I could always add a little black food coloring I suppose