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Old 05-18-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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I want / need to make a very pink beer. I would say that cotton candy pink would be the target, but anything close to that would work. I recently did a strawberry wheat and it didn't come out very pink at all. Any ideas? Need something that will be drinkable around mid-July.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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Brew an extremely light colored beer (koelsch, pils, blonde, etc.) and use artificial color. Nothing in nature looks like cotton candy. If you have access to filtration, you can try to filter out some additional color.



 
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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Brew an extremely light colored beer (koelsch, pils, blonde, etc.) and use artificial color. Nothing in nature looks like cotton candy. If you have access to filtration, you can try to filter out some additional color.
I was thinking about the same thing.

I found this through google.



There's some info here, including a little mixing guide that might help.

http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Ex...d-Egg-Dye.aspx
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #4
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Heh, that was my backup plan. My hope was some combo of very light malt and some grains might give me a nice pink... Cotton candy was a target color to get people thinking PINK and not sort-of-light-reddish.

So you think add some color at bottling?

For the record, I'm doing this as a beer-in-lieu-cigars give away when my daughter is born. Custom labels with date, time, weight, length, etc.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
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Yeah nothing natural is going to give you pink. Reds and purplish are doable, but pink I have never seen.

 
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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closest natural pink/purple/red color I've ever gotten was when I brewed the Honey Hibiscus Wit kit that AHS sells. I'm sure it's not pink enough for you though.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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pink is a tough one. if i recall, the cigars only had a pink BAND on them, though.
maybe some cranberries will get you halfway.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:36 PM   #8
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One of my beers got lightly pink when we added one of those little POM bottles to a keg of BM's Centennial Blonde. Maybe a jug of it will get you there....
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:35 PM   #9
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One of my beers got lightly pink when we added one of those little POM bottles to a keg of BM's Centennial Blonde. Maybe a jug of it will get you there....
You mean pomegranate juice, right? Hm... A pomegranate beer could be good. Maybe do a 4 gallon batch of something very light, somewhat weak (as the juice would add some fermentable sugar after being added) and then add a gallon of pomegranate juice during a secondary fermentation.

Might come out pretty pink, and could add pink dye at bottling still if needed.

Thanks, i will keep investigating this!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #10
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There is a brewery here in san diego that has a beer called Peep Show that comes out every easter. They put pink peeps in the beer and it has a pinkish tone to it. Not really cotton candy though


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