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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 5271
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 3333
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 3297
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.060 1.014
All Grain 3250
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2632
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 2604
Common Room ESB
17 gal 5.82% 46.02 1.059 1.015
All Grain 2585
Bakke Brygg ESB 25 L
25 L 5.39% 41.6 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2516
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 2463
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.020
Partial Mash 2372

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Free up my freezer ESB (SMASH)
5.5 gal 5.51% 89.56 1.052 1.010
All Grain 3
Till the bitter end ESB
22 L 5.25% 50.56 1.058 1.018
All Grain 11
Moneypenny
465 gal 5.94% 30.48 1.061 1.016
All Grain 10
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 6.13% 46.19 1.061 1.014
All Grain 2
Silly Billy
50 L 5.13% 25.55 1.055 1.016
All Grain 9
Simplified esb 1/2 batch
11 L 4.95% 44.81 1.051 1.013
All Grain 8
English ale test batch
10 L 4.81% 42.07 1.054 1.017
All Grain 9
English Pale Ale
5.5 gal 6.44% 25.7 1.059 1.010
BIAB 69
ESB cw
31 L 5.17% 41.3 1.056 1.017
All Grain 15
Gladfield ESB
15 L 5.72% 37.89 1.056 1.012
All Grain 13

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 393 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 77% 4% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 101 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 99 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 24%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 77 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 2% - 20%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 64 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 76% 14% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 63 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 62 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 8% 1% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 54 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%
American - Victory 51 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 1% - 19%
Liquid Malt Extract - Light 49 Liquid Extract extract 4°L
35 67% 24% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 358 5 28% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 245 4.5 26% 3% - 100%
Challenger 151 8.5 29% 3% - 100%
Cascade 109 7 26% 6% - 87%
Willamette 103 4.5 26% 9% - 75%
Target 81 11.5 30% 9% - 75%
Northern Brewer 72 7.8 27% 6% - 80%
Goldings 56 4.5 23% 3% - 67%
Magnum 43 15 26% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 43 5 33% 9% - 73%

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 7 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 39% 21% - 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 - Crystal 45L 5 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 45°L
34 65% 31% - 100%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 5 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 31% 5% - 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 - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 171 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 97 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 71 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 64 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 49 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 27 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 26 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - Burton Ale Yeast WLP023 17 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 72% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - British Ale Yeast M07 14 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 78% 57°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 139 Herb Boil 80% 1% - 100%
Whirlfloc 47 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Gypsum 44 Water Agt Boil 35% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride 23 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Epsom Salt 18 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 10 Water Agt Mash 73% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 9 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 2%
Table Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 22%
Phosphoric acid 4 Water Agt Sparge 79% 31% - 100%
Chalk 4 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 2%

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