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Old 12-03-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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It is common for vineyards to blend their wines together to create some great wine so I was thinking what about blending for beer. I recently made an Oatmeal Stout that was very low in alcohol (around 3%). I am debating on whether to bottle and drink. I thought why can't I make another Stout and blend the two? Has anybody every blended beers?

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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That's funny you mentioned this.... just a few day's ago I tried to make a black and tan with my Stout & Pale.... it became a half N half when the stout didn't float on top, and was very delicious. I also agree table wine can be great.


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Old 12-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Blending beers is fairly common. I know a few of the Trappists do it, but they do it more to ensure an equal taste throughout. As far as homebrewers go, it is done - not commonly, but it is also not rare. When it is done, it is usually in a case like your where you have a beer with a lower ABV than desired or something else went wrong and instead of chucking it, they blend.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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I have been blending beers with cider lately, makes for some very tasty combinations.
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I was in need of a keg and blended what was left of my Dark Mild 10der Mild from the swap with about a 1/2keg of a Brown ale (newcastle clone) that turned out weaker than expected. The mild was about a month from the brew day and the brown was about 3months old.
It actually combined to make a better batch that each on their own...
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So what style would be a good blend for an Oatmeal Stout. I am new to brewing. What about a Cream Ale? Oh I am elated and overwhelmed at the same time. This can get exciting.
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So what style would be a good blend for an Oatmeal Stout. I am new to brewing. What about a Cream Ale? Oh I am elated and overwhelmed at the same time. This can get exciting.
well, you could just make a stronger stout and do two different blends (two 5 gallon batches.... each one 60/40) and see what comes out better.

or you could make something light in color but high in flavor and alcohol, like a barleywine!

or even better. think of a fruit that you think goes well with oatmeal, make a pale ale, put some of that fruit in the secondary, and and blend your fruity pale ale with the oatmeal stout!

i'm getting excited....i think i'm gonna do some blending
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Isn't the theory behind blending wines and beers and spirits to ensure consistency from batch to batch?


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