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Ben’s India Red Lager HomeBrew Recipe

india red lager
india red lager
india red lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: India Red Lager
Target ABV: 6.5%
Target IBUs: 70
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 9, 2013 by


All Grain India Red Lager HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an India Red Lager. Crisp, hoppy, ruby red lager with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. Medium-bodied with light caramel and toasted malt flavors. Vibrant hop flavor and high hop bitterness in the finish.



10 lbs Pale 2-row

2 lb Munich Light

8 oz. CaraRed

4 oz. Crystal 80

2 oz. Carafa III


1 oz. Magnum 13%a, at 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra  11%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Mosaic  11%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, at 5 minutes

1/2 oz. Mosaic 11%a, at 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP830 German Lager Yeast

Dry-Hops: 1/2 oz. Mosaic, 1/2 oz. Citra


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 5 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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