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Title: Red Beets
Post by: 1vertical on May 29, 2010, 04:52:18 AM
I think this may wind up being a color enhanser for an upcoming brew....

What a lovely pyrope color to add to a beverage and the starch in them should
be as good as any pumpkin or yam...or packing peanut.

Anyone ever try em?

I have made wine with them.
Title: Re: Red Beets
Post by: pyrite on May 29, 2010, 05:03:52 AM
I've never tried using beats, but a local brewery in Southern California has.  The Bruery in Orange County California  http://www.thebruery.com/ brewed a Valentine theme, beet red beer.  I have no idea how they used them but the beer was bright blood red and tasted a bit earthy yet good. All the girls were so into that beer, I've never seen so many women drinking beer.
Title: Re: Red Beets
Post by: 1vertical on May 29, 2010, 05:16:02 AM
women drinking beer.

The Bruery is a good thing....

 ;D  I knew there was a good reason to try this!
Title: Re: Red Beets
Post by: denny on May 29, 2010, 03:54:08 PM
I think this may wind up being a color enhanser for an upcoming brew....

What a lovely pyrope color to add to a beverage and the starch in them should
be as good as any pumpkin or yam...or packing peanut.

Anyone ever try em?

I have made wine with them.

You may be surprised.  A friend made a wheat beer that used lots of beets.  No red color or flavor from the beets whatsoever.
Title: Re: Red Beets
Post by: brew-witch on May 31, 2010, 05:24:09 PM
Magic Hat Brewery in VT made their summer brew Wacko using red beet sugar I believe... made the beer PINK!  I took a picture of it for some friends.. let's see if I can figure out how to post it here.
Title: Re: Red Beets
Post by: redbeerman on June 02, 2010, 07:53:22 PM
I think this may wind up being a color enhanser for an upcoming brew....

What a lovely pyrope color to add to a beverage and the starch in them should
be as good as any pumpkin or yam...or packing peanut.

Anyone ever try em?

I have made wine with them.

You may be surprised.  A friend made a wheat beer that used lots of beets.  No red color or flavor from the beets whatsoever.


The color of the beets may make a difference.  The red beets we grow stay a deep purple along with the juice even after being boiled or pickled.  I may have to try a few in a beer too.  What the hey.  I'll let you know how it workes out.