Sinamar® Natural Coloring

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  • Price: $7.49
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Sinamar® natural beer coloring was patented by the Weyermann Company in Germany in 1902, and is a gluten free natural mashed coloring derived from debittered Carafa Special 11 black malt. It will help you create a dark beer with very little roast character. It is used in breweries in 67 countries today, and used to darken Dunkelweizens, Schwarzbiers, Bockbiers, Dunkel Lagers, Altbiers, Stouts, Porters, Red Ales, Brown Ales, and even Scotch Ales. If you are a beer drinker with any experience, you have consumed a beer colored with Sinamar.

Sinamar is currently popular with craft brewers in the United States making dark IPA styles, as it imparts natural malt darkness without most of the roast and bitter dark malt flavor components. Use 1 fluid ounce in 5 gallons of wort (add while cooling at the end of the boil) to add 5 SRM of color. 5 SRM is the difference between a pale blond beer and a dark golden beer. To turn a pale golden beer dark brown or almost black, add 3 to 4 ounces of Sinamar to 5 gallons.

Also used to color clear distilled spirits when you want a bourbon or whiskey effect. Available in 4 oz. and 5 Liter sizes (5 Liter size pictured above).

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Average rating 9 out of 10 ( based on 4 reviews )

Adding Color

Review by Richard E Gleason Jr on 12/15/2020

I use Sinamar to darken my Cascadian IPA and also to add color to my homemade Cream Soda. 1 1/2 Tablespoons in 5 gallons of water gives a perfect shade of amber to the soda.

Bad Packaging

Review by Timothy Baker on 7/1/2020

Ordered 5 of these. 2 had loose tops and leaked on the inside of the bag. Both bottles were still nearly full but it did make a mess. Wish these had a seal.

Works Great!

Review by Jeremy Robinson on 5/30/2014

I used this along with some stout extract to save a partial mash milk stout that didn't turn out properly (it was watery and amber in color). This along with the extract, darkened it right up and gave it that full rich stout flavor I was looking for.

Great product!

Review by Justin on 7/25/2013

I have used sinamar in a black IPA beer that I have made 3 times now. It is not easy to find and Williams has never let me down. Keep up the good work.

May 31, 2023 by Matthew

Q: Do you need to store it cold?

A: We recommend storing it in the refrigerator if you don't plan on using it within a few days.

Sep 12, 2018 by Chris

Q: How can this be gluten free if it is made from barley malt?

A: Not sure. Perhaps during the evaporation process things are left behind. Here is a link to the manufacturers page, where they state that this is gluten free.

Nov 22, 2016 by LARRY

Q: could I use this in seconday after ipa is almost finished

A: This can be added in the secondary but would require some stirring to fully mix and dissolve.

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