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Old 01-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hey all. I am planning on brewing a beer for St. Patrick's Day that I will add green food coloring too in order to give me "green" beer.

My question is, does anyone have any suggestions for which type of beer works best for this or any kit recommendations? I am not set-up for all grain, so it would have to be an extract or partial mash kit.


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Old 01-06-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'm sure many others' first thought will be the same as mine - don't do it/why bother. That said, if you do decide to forge ahead I'd do something light in color and alcohol like an American Pale Ale.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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maybe one of the simple recipes like centennial blonde, or ed worts haus pale.
either of those should take to color fairly well..
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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If you want a green beer you should probably buy a green Bud Light, IMO. But, if you're looking for something more authentic, you could brew an Irish Red or a Stout.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Oh god no............
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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Awww......Revvy is being the SPD grinch! No food coloring in his beer. I would think a light beer like BM's Centennial would be good. Dying it in the keg might be neat....
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #7
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The "green beer" is made with blue food coloring into yellow beer. Yellow+blue=green. So make a light yellow colored beer.

I personally like to drink Irish reds/stouts and whiskey that time of year and laugh at the amateurs, in my area, walking about with green beer + teeth with some sort of BMC green beads on...

FYI the dye is a #@&!* to clean out of your equipment...
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:26 PM   #8
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What is wrong with adding a bit of coloring to the beer? It's just a fun and novel way to celebrate the holiday.

Wait, what's SPD about again?? I can only remember the drinking and everything being green.

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #9
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Haven't some breweries done batches of "green beer' that is actually colored green naturally? Like from the hops or something like that?

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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I would think it would be tough to get a green color from hops.....
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