Color

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HornyDevil
08:17 Fri 9/7/2012

Not that I had not paid attention to it in the past, but Iíve really been paying close attention to the color of my beers as of late. Especially the sour ones. I figure that although taste and smell are the two most important aspects of a beer, having a beer that looks how it tastes is pretty damn cool. I found that a lot of my fruit sours were only mildly the color of the fruit that I used, so I upped the amount of fruit and the latest one that I bottled looked fantastic. Ruby red, in fact, and for a cherry sour, that, to me, is pretty damn important.







Any of you guys have OCD regarding the color of your beer?

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3999 º places 74 º 08:21 Fri 9/7/2012

A beautiful glass of beer is not something to be shrugged off.

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 08:26 Fri 9/7/2012

Heh, I was just sitting here contemplating whether to get red or gold raspberries to add to some of the Berliner Weisse. I kinda like the idea of the gold since they may not actually change the color of the beer, and the raspberry taste would be sort of a surprise but I wasnít sure if that would sort of affect the perception of the taste being artificial in any way.

 
HornyDevil
09:05 Fri 9/7/2012

As sort of an addendum to this subject, I tend not to care very much about how the rest of my beers turn out color-wise. With the exception of my stouts and porters. I want them to be as black as possible.

 
ekoerper
beers 599 º places 39 º 10:22 Fri 9/7/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
As sort of an addendum to this subject, I tend not to care very much about how the rest of my beers turn out color-wise. With the exception of my stouts and porters. I want them to be as black as possible.


Agreed. Dehusked carafa is a great thing... Even steeped 1/2# of Carafa II special in my sparge water last time I did a partigyle stout brew (first runnings = imperial, second = oatmeal) and the second runnings were nearly as dark as the first.

 
Countbeer
beers 6180 º places 255 º 10:36 Fri 9/7/2012

Still looking around for that Imperial Stout with the looks of a Belgian Wit!

 
HornyDevil
13:53 Fri 9/7/2012

Originally posted by lithy
Heh, I was just sitting here contemplating whether to get red or gold raspberries to add to some of the Berliner Weisse. I kinda like the idea of the gold since they may not actually change the color of the beer, and the raspberry taste would be sort of a surprise but I wasnít sure if that would sort of affect the perception of the taste being artificial in any way.


Gold raspberries would be cool. I donít think that youíd get that artificial flavoring taste, itíd just be a surprise, like you said. Though that beer being pink/pale red would be pretty cool as well.

 
malrubius
beers 2584 º places 31 º 15:07 Fri 9/7/2012

No OCD but Iíve had a couple of delicious Belgian IPAs that were beige when I was hoping for gold.

 
HornyDevil
15:22 Fri 9/7/2012

Originally posted by malrubius
No OCD but Iíve had a couple of delicious Belgian IPAs that were beige when I was hoping for gold.


Grainbill?

 
BMan1113VR
beers 7917 º places 422 º 13:24 Sat 9/8/2012

Originally posted by lithy
Heh, I was just sitting here contemplating whether to get red or gold raspberries to add to some of the Berliner Weisse. I kinda like the idea of the gold since they may not actually change the color of the beer, and the raspberry taste would be sort of a surprise but I wasnít sure if that would sort of affect the perception of the taste being artificial in any way.
I;ve done a sour with 7# of golden raspberries in a 5 gal batch... Looks a touch darker than a gueueze, but massive raspberry flavor.

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