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Vampire Blood Dark Red India Red Ale Recipe

vampire blood india red ale
vampire blood india red ale
vampire blood india red ale


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: India Red Ale
Target ABV: 6.7%
Target IBUs: 68
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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25 total ratings


Posted June 2, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Recipe for an India Red Ale

Profile: This recipe comes courtesy of Vlad in Romania. The beer should come out dark blood red in color. Flavors of caramel malt, toasted malt, and passion fruit from Citra hop flavoring. Relatively high hop bitterness, but not a hop bomb, a smooth bitterness from first wort hopping with Columbus hops. Dry-hopping with whole leaf Columbus hops will provide herbal and earthy aromas, reminiscent of the smells found in the deep, dark forests of Romania. The English Ale yeast with high flocculation will produce a crystal clear beer, accentuating the dark red color.



10 lbs 2-Row Pale Malt

3 lbs Maris Otter Pale

8 oz. Crystal 70

8 oz. Special B

8 oz. CaraMunich

8 oz. Malted Red Wheat

2 oz. Roasted Barley

2 oz. Carafa III

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Columbus 14%a, First wort hopped in kettle during sparging

1 1/2 oz. Citra 14%a, 15 minutes

Yeast: English Ale – Wyeast 1318 London III

Dry-Hop: 1 oz. Whole Leaf Columbus


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150-1 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 65-68 degrees for 5-7 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and dry-hop for 7 days. Age for an additional 3-weeks.

One User Review

  1. Avatar of Sputnam

    Could be the recipe, could be LHBS, or it could even be my process or possibly my perception but I didn’t get the color that is described or what I had pictured in my head. Other than that, it’s a very tasty beverage, by the time I kick the keg, I will have figured out what (if any) changes I would make if I decided to brew again.


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