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htt-46 ESB

158 calories 14.4 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 26 liters (ending kettle volume)
Pre Boil Size: 30 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (ending kettle)
Calories: 158 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 14.4 g (Per 330ml)
Created Wednesday January 12th 2022
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale5 kg Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 90%
556 g German - CaraMunich III556 g CaraMunich III 34 57 10%
5.56 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
23 g Brewer's Gold23 g Brewer's Gold Hops Pellet 10.5 Boil 60 min 24.71 25.8%
33 g East Kent Goldings (5 AA)33 g East Kent Goldings (5 AA) Hops Pellet 5 Boil 15 min 8.38 37.1%
33 g East Kent Goldings (5 AA)33 g East Kent Goldings (5 AA) Hops Pellet 5 Boil 5 min 3.37 37.1%
89 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
25 L Strike Temp: 69 °C Infusion 67 °C 65 °C 60 min
10 L +mashout Sparge 65 °C 75 °C 15 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 117 B cells required
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CO2 Level: 2.4 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
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  • Mash notes:
    Batch sparge and give it a good stir in every 15 minutes to increase efficienscy.

  • Fermentation notes:
    I changed attenuation of yeast from 75% to 79% as measured FG was 1010. That's probably because I started with 17°C than raised it up to 20°C after one week. That must have given the yeast a final boost. It might be a good method for English strains if you like your beer dry. (I got this tip from David Heath, check hm on Youtube.) Ideally it should be 15°C to 20°C, increasing 1°C everyday after one week, but my cooling method is a little primitive so I ended up starting at 17C and I didn't want to bring it down as fermentation has already begun. It's still fine though, no off-flavors at all.

  • Tasting notes:
    Some flower and little fruity on the nose. Crispy mouthfeel. Some biscuit and little caramel flavor with a bitter dry finish. It might be more bitter than how it should be, because I intended to brew an English IPA at first. I like to feel the significant hop bitterness in my beers though, so I'm not unhappy with it..

  • Final notes:
    I find this one somewhat an original pale ale for my taste, and I will definitely brew it again . I might try a version with less bitterness but increasing the dry hops a little, as malt side tastes great. Increasing Chloride addition and/or decreasing Sulfade could also give the malt flavor a little boost. My water profile was more heavy on Sulfade.
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  • Last Updated: 2022-02-17 17:32 UTC
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