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British Extra Special Bitter (ESB)

180 calories 20.4 g 16 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Strong Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 10 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 13 gallons
Post Boil Size: 11 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.046 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.054 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Robert Moorhead
Calories: 180 calories (Per 16oz)
Carbs: 20.4 g (Per 16oz)
Created: Saturday March 9th 2024
1.054
1.016
5.0%
35.2
14.9
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
18 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale18 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 87.8%
4 oz Crisp Malting - Chocolate Malt4 oz Chocolate Malt 32.66 450 1.2%
4 oz Peated Malt4 oz Peated Malt 38 2.5 1.2%
1 lb Crisp Malting - Brown Malt1 lb Brown Malt 32.7 65 4.9%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 4.9%
20.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz Fuggles2 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.1 Boil 60 min 16.23 50%
2 oz Kent Goldings2 oz Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 60 min 19 50%
4 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
4 gal Strike 180 °F 160 °F 10 min
3 gal Infusion 160 °F 160 °F 60 min
6 gal Sparge 170 °F 170 °F 20 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.75 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
2 oz Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
71%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
66 - 71 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 177 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 1.9 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
London (Porter, dark ales)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
100 5 35 60 50 265
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
"British Extra Special Bitter (ESB)" Strong Bitter beer recipe by Robert Moorhead. All Grain, ABV 5.01%, IBU 35.22, SRM 14.87, Fermentables: (Maris Otter Pale, Chocolate Malt, Peated Malt, Brown Malt, Caramel / Crystal 40L) Hops: (Fuggles, Kent Goldings) Other: (Irish Moss)
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