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NumberFive - Fuller's ESB

281 calories 32 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.078 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 30% (brew house)
Rating:
41

Calories: 281 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 32 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday December 30th 2019
1.084
1.025
7.74%
31.71
14.59
5.5
 
Fermentation History

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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
7 lb United Kingdom - ESB Pale Malt7 lb ESB Pale Malt 36.8 3.5 43.8%
7 lb United Kingdom - Floor Malted Maris Otter7 lb Floor Malted Maris Otter 32.2 4.5 43.8%
1 lb United Kingdom - Crystal Medium1 lb United Kingdom - Crystal Medium 33 65.01 6.3%
0.5 lb American - Barley, Flaked0.5 lb American - Barley, Flaked 32.2 1.4 3.1%
0.5 lb American - Caramel Malt - 90L0.5 lb American - Caramel Malt - 90L 34.5 90 3.1%
16 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
16 g uk-target16 g uk-target Hops Pellet 10.7 Boil 60 min 14.89 27.6%
14 g uk-challenger14 g uk-challenger Hops Pellet 7.5 Boil 60 min 9.14 24.1%
14 g uk-northdown14 g uk-northdown Hops Pellet 7.4 Boil 15 min 4.47 24.1%
14 g uk-east kent goldings14 g uk-east kent goldings Hops Pellet 5.3 Boil 15 min 3.2 24.1%
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
8 gal adding grain Strike 152 °F 15 min
qt Vorlauf 152 °F 30 min
gal before grain gravity drip Temperature 170 °F 15 min
1 gal slow pour right on center Sparge 168 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
2 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Mash 60 hr.
1 tsp Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) Water Agt Mash 60 hr.
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
69%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 230 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: dextrose       Amount: 3.1 oz       CO2 Level: 1.8 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Costco Water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
3 0 2 0 0 10
costco gallon - with adds noted to reduce PH
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Note My Profile for Equipment and Such
mill set at 10 oclock (41 degrees) for all grains

  • using gambrius to fill in rest; out of warminster
  • adding additional tsp of gypsum from previous
  • adding .25 tsp of calcium chloride from previous
  • maxing capacity/volume of anvil foundry
  • using muslin to bag hops

  • sparge stuck; need to adjust mill if sparging
    -PH too high 6 at pre-boil; added another .5 tsp gypsum and .25 tsp calcium chloride
  • pre-boil gravity 1.056
  • 7.5 gal pre-boil; 7 gal post boil; shrunk down to 6.5 gal after cooling


    Cost
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    $0.00 London ESB WY1968 2nd gen separatory funnel
    $8.75 warminster (1.25/lb midwest)
    $11.13 esb malt (1.59/lb midwest
    $0.90 flaked barley (8.99/5lb morebeer)
    $0.90 caramel malt (1.79/lb midwest)
    $0.60 15g target (midwest 9 for 8oz)
    $0.62 14g challenger (midwest 10 for 8oz)
    $0.62 14g northdown (midwest 10 for 8oz)
    $0.43 14g east kent golding (midwest 7 for 8oz)
    $0.59 muslin bag
    $8.25 approximate costco water 9 gallon/5.49
    ~$2.00 - yeast nutrient (fermaid k and ld carlson)
    ~ $1.50 bottle caps
    $0.31 prime sugar (midwest 1lb 2.50)
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British Ale Dude 02/22/2020 at 04:05pm
4 of 5

Did a taste test of this beer at a local pub (see picture). Pretty close to ESB. Missing some body and hop character. Getting close


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