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Old 03-05-2013, 05:14 AM   #1
Mar 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
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I often mix my beers to experiment with different taste combinations. Most of the time it works out pretty well.

For example, I have a dark oatmeal stout, an Arrogant Bastard, and a Westvleteren 12 clone kegged. I'll take the Westy 12 as a base, add some of the Arrogant Bastard, then top it off with the oatmeal stout. I really dig the flavor of all three - the heavenly goodness of fine quad, the hop bite from the Chinook, and the dark roasty flavor from the stout.

That had me thinking of combining recipes, especially the Arrogant Bastard & Westy with Chinook hops, candy syrup, Chinooks, and maybe a little chocolate & oatmeal.

Whaddaya think, should I put the pint down ...?

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
Jan 2010
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I've taken an overcarbed beer and mixed it with a low carbed beer, to even out the carbonation.


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Old 03-05-2013, 06:47 AM   #3
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Santa Rosa, CA
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I have blended a dark strong that was a bit sweet with a dry duppel.
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Kegged: Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
On Deck: German Lager

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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I mix all sorts of stuff- often dark, malty beers with whatever ipa is on tap. Fun to experiment and sometimes will give you a swell idea for a hybrid beer!

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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The idea of doing this is usually off-putting for me. I get a similar feeling when thinking about mixing italian and chinese food.
I brew a lot.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
Aug 2012
boras, V.Gotaland
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"Black and Tan"
A mix of pale ale and a stout. If you use pale lager and a stout it's called a "Half and half"

Its not bad even though prefer not to mix

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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At one time I had a robust porter and a tart raspberry wheat that made a nice 30/70 blend. Another time I had a blueberry and a chocolate stout that I thought would make a good blend, but I never could find a good proportion. Most of the time though, I haven't really had beers around that screamed out "blend me".

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
Jan 2013
Pax River, MD
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I was going to say black and tan as well. Beer mixes well and can create some really cool flavors. Doing so certainly isn't for the traditionalist though. To many that is like putting a fruit slice on the rim of a hefeweizen.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #9
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I have a Citra SMaSH that i find too overbearing, turns out i dont like citra very much, but blended with an aipa its lovely!
please forgive any colloquialisms....

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #10
Oct 2011
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I mixed a lot of Porter and IPA last year.

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