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Old 01-28-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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want to brew my favorite recipe for st pattys and color it green. being somewhat of a rookie im not sure if its possible to add food coloring at bottling time or is there a better way or is this just a stupid question?



 
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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want to brew my favorite recipe for st pattys and color it green. being somewhat of a rookie im sure if this its possible to add food coloring at bottling time or is there a better way or is this just a stupid question?
You'll have to start out with a very light colored beer, and then add a little blue food coloring at bottling time.


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Old 01-28-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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You can use green as well. At work, on St. Patty's Day, we've kept a bottle of green food coloring and drop a couple drops in every pint of lager or light ale that comes out of a tap. What a pain!

Would there be any concern about sanitization of the food coloring, since it has no alcohol in it?
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #4
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Would there be any concern about sanitization of the food coloring, since it has no alcohol in it?
Nah.... you're dropping it into the beer, where there IS alcohol. I doubt you could contaminate the batch at bottling time with a small bit of cood coloring.

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