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English Pale Ale - Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)



Top 10 Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Golden NW Extra Special Bitter
5.25 gal 5.08% 50.48 1.052 1.014
All Grain 6035
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 4443
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 4257
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.060 1.014
All Grain 3860
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 3475
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 3387
Common Room ESB
17 gal 5.82% 46.02 1.059 1.015
All Grain 3198
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2995
Bakke Brygg ESB 25 L
25 L 5.39% 41.6 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2981
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.020
Partial Mash 2687

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
ESB
5.5 gal 6.58% 37.83 1.066 1.016
All Grain 2
Oak Beauty XV
22 L 5.47% 24.05 1.054 1.012
All Grain 15
Oak Beauty XV
22 L 5.47% 24.05 1.054 1.012
All Grain 5
e.s.p
20 L 5.95% 30.51 1.064 1.018
All Grain 18
ESB
4.5 L 6.66% 0 1.068 1.017
extract 6
ESB
5.5 gal 5.87% 46.9 1.060 1.015
BIAB 21
Extra Special
5.5 gal 6.1% 80.31 1.060 1.014
All Grain 9
Bitter Sweet Symphony
5.5 gal 5.62% 15.79 1.054 1.011
All Grain 16
Meghan
5.5 gal 5.57% 43.56 1.059 1.017
All Grain 13
#8 Strong Fullers ESB
6 gal 5.79% 43.52 1.064 1.020
All Grain 66

Fermentables Used In Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 415 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 77% 4% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 107 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 69% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 107 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 24%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 82 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 20%
Belgian - Biscuit 71 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 33%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 66 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 75% 14% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 65 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 8% 1% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 56 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Amber 51 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 7% 1% - 21%
American - Victory 51 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 1% - 19%

Hops Used In Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 389 5 28% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 261 4.5 26% 3% - 100%
Challenger 166 8.5 29% 3% - 100%
Cascade 116 7 26% 6% - 87%
Willamette 110 4.5 27% 9% - 75%
Target 91 11.5 30% 9% - 75%
Northern Brewer 73 7.8 27% 6% - 80%
Goldings 57 4.5 24% 3% - 67%
Kent Goldings 51 5 33% 9% - 73%
Magnum 50 15 25% 2% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 14 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 55% 11% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 12 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 37% 7% - 80%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 10 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 58% 18% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 9 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 33% 13% - 67%
Belgian - Biscuit 8 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 36% 19% - 56%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 6 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 58% 27% - 100%
American - Victory 6 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 34% 21% - 67%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 6 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 27% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 45L 5 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 45°L
34 65% 31% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 5 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 49% 25% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 192 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 107 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 73 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 66 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 49 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 28 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 28 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 17 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
White Labs - Burton Ale Yeast WLP023 17 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 72% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 17 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 145 Fining Boil 79% 1% - 100%
Gypsum 66 Water Agt Mash 33% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 54 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 27 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 19 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Table Salt 13 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 13 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 57%
Baking Soda 13 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 3%
Lactic acid 12 Water Agt Mash 70% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 8 Water Agt Mash 27% 1% - 67%

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