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Old 12-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default How can I get a REALLY RED ale?

Hey guys, i'm trying to make a light beer with some serious red color to it and was just wondering if any of you have had experience with that kind of thing. I was thinking of making it as pale as possible and then using some fruit extract (cherry?) or maybe just some red tea to help make the color more noticeable. If you guys have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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red food coloring? Assuming you just want color and not taste deltas...


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Old 12-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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red food coloring? Assuming you just want color and not taste deltas...
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Pale Chocolate Malt could help.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Magic hat does it with beet juice in their Wacko beer



red enough for you?
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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So.. You want to make it look like you are drinking blood?

+1 for the food coloring. Lots of it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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I've been wanting to try black or purple rice and seeing how that affects color.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:05 PM   #8
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Wow, i haven't actually seen that Magic Hat beer before. That's interesting that they use beet juice. I just want to see how to exaggerate the redness of a red ale with some natural techniques. I'll try some of the things suggested and put up some pictures in the future.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:18 AM   #9
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Do a search, there was a thread with a good deal of discussion just a couple weeks ago
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Magic hat does it with beet juice in their Wacko beer



red enough for you?

Wacko was ok... not a big fan of MH... beets were in for color only. Color was Interesting.


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