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I have a feeling you will be getting a lot of flack from beer purists and probably a few Irish for wanting to color your beer green...I think someone asked a couple days ago on a thread and got slammed...

You might want to consider wearing something like this today.



:D

(I'm going to duck now)
 

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If I were to do this, I would just add it when I pour the beer rather than dose a 5 gal...unless I expected to kick the whole batch in a day.
 

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I say you made the beer and you are going to drink it, if you want it green go for it. Dont let the possibility of a little flaming from a few EAC's discourage you :D
 

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+1 on just adding green dye. that's what they've done anywhere i've ever seen green beer

personally, i wouldn't bother, and it's not an irish tradition, i don't think the dye works really well with stout :). but as someone said - it's your beer, drink it how you like!
 

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the_bird said:
Gonna need a LOT of dye to turn my Irish stout green...
Yeah..I'm picturing my dark dark stout and trying to imagine it ever getting to a color approximating green. With the amount of dye needed we'd be peeing green til next St. Paddy's day.

Though this looks promising.



There's a bartender at one of the bars I go to who can do a shamrock on the foam when he pours a stout.

Of course you could somehow dye the foam.

 

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how would one just dye the foam? or would that just be adding enough dye that one could only tell the green color would be from the foam?


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gerrg said:
how would one just dye the foam? or would that just be adding enough dye that one could only tell the green color would be from the foam?


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Actually looking at the picture, I think the entire guinness is died green...look closely. Hmm guess it can be done.
 

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Getting plastered for St. Patrick's Day isn't an Irish tradition, either, at least not until they imported that from the U.S. :)

If you want green beer, go nuts. Don't give me any, though. I've had enough. :fro:


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