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2nd Place Winner ESB

185 calories 19.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Strong Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.83 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.08 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.049 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 68% (brew house)
Calories: 185 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday November 26th 2020
1.056
1.014
5.5%
43.1
9.5
5.5
16.75
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb Rahr - Standard 2-Row9 lb Standard 2-Row 1.30 / lb
11.69
36.8 1.8 78.9%
0.45 lb German - CaraHell0.45 lb CaraHell 34 11 3.9%
0.68 lb Briess - Victory Malt0.68 lb Victory Malt 34.5 28 6%
0.45 lb Flaked Barley0.45 lb Flaked Barley 32 2.2 3.9%
0.83 lb 1886 Malt House - Caramel 400.83 lb Caramel 40 34 40 7.3%
11.41 lbs / 11.69
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Northern Brewer - US Brewer Gold1 oz US Brewer Gold Hops 1.49 / oz
1.49
Pellet 9.4 Boil 60 min 36.09 33.3%
1 oz Artisan - Fuggle (UK)1 oz Fuggle (UK) Hops 2.49 / oz
2.49
Pellet 5 Boil 10 min 6.96 33.3%
1 oz Artisan - Fuggle (UK)1 oz Fuggle (UK) Hops Pellet 5 Boil 0 min 33.3%
3 oz / 3.98
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
7 gal 150 °F 150 °F 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tbsp Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
0.50 tsp Lactic acid 1.25 / oz
0.10
Water Agt Mash 0 min.
10 g Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 2.33 / oz
0.82
Water Agt Mash 0 min.
0.50 each whirlfloc 0.30 / each
0.15
Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1.07
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
73%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
62 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 91 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.45 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Edinburgh (Scottish Ale, Malty Ale)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
100 18 20 45 105 235
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Style: Extra special bitter
Competition results: Placed second in a combined category of English pale ales, German wheat and rye ales, and sour ales at the 2006 Knickerbocker Battle of the Brews

All-grain recipe, 5-gallon batch size
Original gravity: 1.052
Final gravity: 1.013
Bitterness: 44 IBU
Alcohol by volume: 5.1 percent

7.75 pounds British two-row pale malt
.45 pounds Carahell malt
.68 pounds Victory malt
.45 pounds flaked barley
.83 pounds 40-degree Lovibond caramel malt
1 ounce Northern Brewer hops (4.8 percent AA), 60 minutes
1 ounce Fuggle hops (4.8 percent AA), 10 minutes
1 ounce Fuggle hops (4.8 percent AA), 1 minute

Mash the grain (cracked) in 16 quarts of water at 150 degrees F for 60 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon gypsum to water. Sparge until wort reaches a gravity of 1.010 (about 6.5 to 7 gallons). Boil wort, stirring occasionally, until batch reaches a volume of 5.75 gallons. Add 1 ounce of Northern Brewer hop pellets and boil for 60 minutes, adding 1 ounce of Fuggle hops with 10 minutes left in the boil, and another with 1 minute left in the boil. Remove from heat and cool to 70 F.

Fermentation: Aerate well and pitch one activator pack of Wyeast 1084 Irish ale yeast. Let ferment at 70 F for one week. Rack to secondary and let sit at 70 F two more weeks. Prime with 7/8 cup of honey, dissolved in 1 cup of warm water. Bottle. Sample after six weeks.

Judges' notes: Strong malty backbone makes this beer stand out.

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