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Ninkasi Dawn of the Red Clone HomeBrew Recipe

ninkasi dawn of the red clone homebrew
ninkasi dawn of the red clone homebrew
ninkasi dawn of the red clone homebrew


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallon
Beer Style: India Red Ale
Target ABV: 7.0%
Target IBUs: 75
Recipe Type:
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Posted December 17, 2013 by


All Grain India Red Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an India Red Ale, similar to Ninkasi Dawn of the Red. Medium-bodied red ale with huge notes of tropical fruit and citrusy hops. Dry finish with high hop bitterness.



11.5 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Cara-Red

8 oz. Crystal 60

12 oz. Crystal 80

8 oz. Flaked Barley

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Galena 12%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz Millennium 13%a, at 60 minutes

1 oz Ahtanum 6%a, at 15 minutes

1/2 oz Mosaic 11%a, at 15 minutes

1/2 oz El Dorado 15%a, 10 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Dry-Hop: 1/2 oz Mosaic, 1/2 oz El Dorado


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 5 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 10 days.

  1. Avatar of Shenanigans

    Maybe the Millennium should be moved to 30 mins then it would be closer to the 75 IBUs?
    On the Ninkaski website it says they also use black malt. I guess maybe an oz or so to give it a little bit of rostiness. I would also dry hop with 1 oz each of Mosaic and El dorado instead of 1/2 an ounce.


  2. Avatar of Matthew

    The hopping here can’t be right, can it? Beersmith gives me over 100 IBU with that hop regimen.


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