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Old 04-03-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, first time posting but have been reading the site for a while. I have been brewing / making wine for a few years and realy enjoy it.

My first post and I have a sorta strange questions....How do I make a beer taste a bit like blood? I know you cant add real blood as it will spoil and I am sure would taste like crap anyway, so what I want is something that will add a Iron taste.

I was thinking a fairly sweet strong brown ale as a base beer, medium hopped, with a bit of juniper added. Maybe a little bit of smoke taste but not very much. I would then want to make it taste like iron a fair bit. You know that taste when you like something metal...yuk.....ya that. It is the closest taste to blood I can think of. Anyone know how to accomplish this?

And yes I am a Star Trek geek, so this will be a Klingon Blood Ale.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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You might be better off to bite your lip when your pour a pint.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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throw some pennies in there
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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How do I make a beer taste a bit like blood? I know you cant add real blood as it will spoil and I am sure would taste like crap anyway, so what I want is something that will add a Iron taste.

Scrape the rust of plate steel. Or add iron pills to the kettle.

BTW, you are now offically HBT's most freaky person.

You could just slaughter a lamb and ferment the blood.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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Blood sausages in secondary.

 
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:50 PM   #6
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You could just slaughter a lamb and ferment the blood.
ooh...i like this idea. add some salt, too.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:58 PM   #7
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Be careful adding metal or metal supplements to your beer. You could make it toxic in a hurry.

IMHO, you should make a tasty, dark red ale to capture the spirit of the beer without worrying about making it taste like vampire juice.
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Serve it at 98.6F.

You'll get some ineresting flavors.
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You could just come to my house and brew with my water. The iron content pre-filter is through the roof.

I'd think a couple kilos of lambs blood in the kettle for 5 minutes to kill bacteria. Not sure on a yeast though. You may need to contact wyeast or whitelabs for info on what strains bring out the blood taste. If you don't have a ready source of labs blood you could throw in a large steak in the boil. Make sure you could that nicely marinated steak afterwords.

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:14 PM   #10
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Question: wasn't it blood wine? A quick google confirms that:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Bloodwine

And for the record, I freaking hate star trek. But I had a roommate who watch a solid two hours a day. Every day. For 9 months. I s'pose it stands to reason I'd pay attention when they're talking about booze.

 
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