DIY ESB V5 Beer Recipe | BIAB Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) by Brewer #270373 | Brewer's Friend
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DIY ESB V5

183 calories 15.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.7 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.053 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 67% (brew house)
Calories: 183 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.3 g (Per 12oz)
URL: https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
Created: Monday July 11th 2022
1.056
1.009
6.2%
49.8
12.1
5.5
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb Thomas Fawcett - Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt10 lb Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt 38 2.65 78.7%
1.25 lb Rye1.25 lb Rye 38 3.5 9.8%
0.75 lb Briess - Special Roast0.75 lb Special Roast 33 40 5.9%
0.60 lb Simpsons - Crystal Medium0.6 lb Crystal Medium 33 65.01 4.7%
0.10 lb United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate0.1 lb Pale Chocolate 33 207 0.8%
12.70 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz BSG - Challenger2 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 5.6 Boil 60 min 36.5 40%
0.90 oz East Kent Goldings0.9 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 15 min 6.11 18%
1.10 oz East Kent Goldings1.1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.2 Boil 5 min 3 22%
1 oz Northdown1 oz Northdown Hops Pellet 6.4 Boil 5 min 4.16 20%
5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
7.4 gal Strike 152 °F 150 °F 60 min
mash out 170 °F 170 °F 10 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc tablet Fining Boil 20 min.
3.60 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
9.50 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.99 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.20 g Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
4.40 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
3 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.50 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.10 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
82%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 70 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 149 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 8.2 psi       Temp: 36 °F       CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and malty
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
115 15 40 75 250 85
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

1st place Bluegrass Homebrew Competition in the British Bitter category
https://bluegrasscup.brewcomp.com/

3rd place War of the Worts (2023) British/Irish ale
http://www.keystonehops.com/waroftheworts2023/

3rd place America's Finest City (2023) in British Bitter category
https://quaff.org/AFC-2023/index.php?msg=5

2nd place IBU Open (2023) in the Pale British Ale category
https://ibuopen.brewcompetition.com/

1st place Bluebonnet Brew-Off (2023) in the Strong Pale English Beer category
https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
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All salts (except chalk) into brewing water. Chalk in the mash

Chiller on at 0 min, rapidly chill

Remove hop bags at 140F



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