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Black and Tans

Postby beef » Wed Apr 10, 2002 6:30 am

Yes I was hoping you could find me a nice recipe for both a Black N' Tan & Triple Bock beer. I understand that normally a Black N' Tan
is 2 different beers but I was wondering if you could just brew them together. If so where can I find a recipe? Your help would be
greatly appreciated.
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black and tan

Postby stumpwater » Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:15 pm

In my kneck of the woods, a black and tan is a 1/2 pint of Stout (generally Guiness) with a bitter floating on top. (generally Kilkenny). Another combo that is sometimes popular is a black velvet which is 1/2 cider and 1/2 stout. The stout is floated on top of the cider. Watch out for this combo though. It packs a bit of a punch!
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Recipe

Postby beef » Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:41 am

Do you have a recipe I can use instead of mixing to already brewed beers?
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Mistype ?

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Tue Apr 16, 2002 6:02 am

" ...black and tan is a 1/2 pint of Stout (generally Guiness) with a bitter floating on top. (generally Kilkenny)."

If the Kilkenny is the one I'm familar with, it is higher in specific gravity than the Guiness and therfore, if poured correctly, will suspend the Guiness ABOVE the Kilkenny, not the other way around.
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Better seperated than combined

Postby Azorean Brewer » Wed Apr 17, 2002 2:42 am

Hey Beef, you will like it a lot better if you brew them seperately, I tried to brew what I thought would be a great black and tan and it came out crappy. Brew an Irish ale and a stout seperately, there are plenty of recipes in beer tools to help you. Once you do that pour 1/2 pint of the ale and then tip a spoon upside down just over the ale and SLOWLY pour the stout onto the spoon and let it float on top ... you'll like this better.

Round these parts pubs use 1/2 Harp Lager and Guiness ...

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Yes, a mistype, sorry to mislead

Postby stumpwater » Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:00 am

Indeed I had that backwards and upside down. In fact, blacks and tans look so visually appealing because the lighter coloured beers ARE suspending the darker beers. Sorry, caught in a momentary lapse of reasoning...(still don't have a recipe for a combination brew though)
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