Beer color. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Beer color.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
L0nni3
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Dahlonega, Ga
Posts: 28


I want to do a themes beer and I want it to be pink. Does anyone know a good way to do that?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
bobbrews
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 4,032
Liked 439 Times on 350 Posts


Research more about Magic Hat Wacko. It's a commerical beer with a pink hue, possibly from using beet sugar... either late in the boil or during bottling would be my guess. Could be both.

I've also heard that using a small amount of Chocolate malt and/or Carastan 15 can lend a reddish hue to the beer, depending on how it's used.




 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
terrapinj
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,416
Liked 170 Times on 126 Posts


hibiscus flowers will give you a pink hue

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
Gregscsu
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
St. Paul
Posts: 453
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts


Pale beer + red food coloring
__________________
Primary: Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Cream Ale, Rye IPA,
Secondary: Brandy Oak Irish Red
Keg: Belgian Black & Mild, Golden Dragon 10.9%, American Brown Ale, Devil's Sin Amber IPA, Boundry Waters Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
L0nni3
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Dahlonega, Ga
Posts: 28

How do the flowers affect the flavor of the beer? Would food coloring affect the taste?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
Gregscsu
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
St. Paul
Posts: 453
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by L0nni3 View Post
How do the flowers affect the flavor of the beer? Would food coloring affect the taste?
Food coloring will not affect the taste or head retention in my experience
__________________
Primary: Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Cream Ale, Rye IPA,
Secondary: Brandy Oak Irish Red
Keg: Belgian Black & Mild, Golden Dragon 10.9%, American Brown Ale, Devil's Sin Amber IPA, Boundry Waters Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
afr0byte
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Vermont
Posts: 1,451
Liked 74 Times on 62 Posts


Magic Hat Wacko actually uses (or used...not sure if the beer is still out there) beets to get a red color (not just beet sugar).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
davis119
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
lopatcong, nj
Posts: 675
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by afr0byte
Magic Hat Wacko actually uses (or used...not sure if the beer is still out there) beets to get a red color (not just beet sugar).
About 3 years ago it was a crazy red color. This year its a blah red and is not nearly as good as I remember,it.
Id say some beet juice would die a light beer a nice pink color. I know it stains my counters

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #9
afr0byte
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Vermont
Posts: 1,451
Liked 74 Times on 62 Posts


Huh, I believe one of the CYBI episodes talks about how they make Wacko (I don't think the episode was on Wacko...but it was in the intro or something). I remember beets being part of it. I don't know if a change in color is a result of a changes in the beets or what.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump