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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 4296
Captain Hooked on Bitters: Redhook ESB Clone
11 gal 4.86% 19.43 1.05 1.013
All Grain 4065
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.06 1.014
All Grain 2539
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 2436
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 2109
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2088
Bakke Brygg ESB 20 l
20 L 5.63% 37.42 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1958
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.02
Partial Mash 1952
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 1704
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 1601

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Export Pale
110 L 4.57% 28.94 1.05 1.016
All Grain 5
Flowers Original Bitter
22 L 5.54% 34.51 1.056 1.014
Partial Mash 14
PaleAle (5)
20 L 5.18% 36.47 1.053 1.013
All Grain 20
Old Limey old timey ESB
5.28 gal 5.11% 33.28 1.05 1.011
All Grain 16
SSB
6.25 gal 5.23% 38 1.053 1.013
extract 12
ESB (Greg Hughes) - NZ Malts
22 L 5.26% 31.67 1.055 1.015
All Grain 18
Old Speckled Hen (clone)
4.5 L 5.58% 36.13 1.052 1.009
All Grain 19
Bear Hollow ESB
5 gal 5.87% 62.03 1.064 1.019
BIAB 27
E.S.B.e.a.u.tiful v2
25 L 6.03% 36.25 1.06 1.015
BIAB 46
FULLERS BENGAL LANCER
23 L 5.24% 46.78 1.053 1.013
All Grain 25

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

Name
Uses
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
Maris Otter Pale
333
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
3.75 °L 
38
77%
4% - 100%
Pale 2-Row
91
American
Grain
Base malt
1.8 °L 
37
67%
5% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L
88
American
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
7%
1% - 24%
Crystal 60L
70
United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
8%
2% - 20%
Pale 2-Row
60
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
2.5 °L 
38
77%
14% - 100%
Biscuit
55
Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt
23 °L 
35
6%
1% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 40L
54
American
Grain
Crystal malt
40 °L 
34
8%
1% - 25%
Liquid Malt ExtractLight
46
Liquid Extract
Extract
4 °L 
35
68%
24% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 120L
46
American
Grain
Crystal malt
120 °L 
33
4%
1% - 9%
Dry Malt ExtractLight
45
Dry Extract
Extract
4 °L 
42
50%
3% - 100%

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

Name Uses Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings309528%3% - 100%
Fuggles2184.526%5% - 83%
Challenger1288.527%3% - 100%
Cascade100726%6% - 87%
Willamette924.527%6% - 75%
Target7211.530%7% - 75%
Northern Brewer637.827%6% - 80%
Goldings494.524%3% - 75%
Kent Goldings39533%9% - 73%
Styrian Goldings375.527%6% - 100%

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

Name Uses Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L15American
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
51%
8% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L12American
Grain
Crystal malt40 °L 
34
37%
7% - 80%
Crystal 60L10United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
54%
18% - 100%
Carapils (Dextrine Malt)8American
Grain
Crystal malt1.8 °L 
33
29%
13% - 50%
Caramel / Crystal 20L6American
Grain
Crystal malt20 °L 
35
58%
27% - 100%
Maris Otter Pale6United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt3.75 °L 
38
47%
25% - 67%
Biscuit6Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt23 °L 
35
36%
21% - 50%
Crystal 45L5United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt45 °L 
34
65%
31% - 100%
Roasted Barley5United Kingdom
Grain
Roasted malt550 °L 
29
31%
5% - 100%
Victory5American
Grain
Roasted malt28 °L 
34
34%
21% - 67%

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

Name Uses Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04156Fermentis / SafaleAle.0975High7554°F77°F
London ESB Ale 196886WyeastAle0.1Very High6964°F72°F
English Ale Yeast WLP00261White LabsAleMediumVery High66.565°F68°F
Safale - American Ale Yeast US-0558Fermentis / SafaleAle.095Medium8154°F77°F
Nottingham Ale Yeast48DanstarAleMed-HighHigh7757°F70°F
British Ale Yeast WLP00527White LabsAleMediumHigh70.565°F70°F
Dry English Ale Yeast WLP00724White LabsAleMed-HighMed-High7565°F70°F
Burton Ale Yeast WLP02317White LabsAleMediumMedium7268°F73°F
London Ale 102815WyeastAle0.1Med-Low7560°F72°F
British Ale Yeast M0714Mangrove JackAlen/aHigh7857°F72°F
Burton Union Yeast M7913Mangrove JackAlen/aHigh7862°F74°F

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

Name Uses Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss130FiningBoil81%1% - 100%
Whirlfloc43FiningBoil67%8% - 100%
yeast nutrient 22OtherBoil38%6% - 96%
Gypsum19Water AgtMash44%0% - 100%
Whirfloc18OtherBoil60%6% - 100%
Protafloc10FiningBoil56%0% - 100%
Burton water salts8Water AgtBoil46%1% - 100%
Whirlfloc Tablet5FiningBoil77%33% - 100%
pH 5.25Water AgtMash50%50% - 50%
protofloc5FiningBoil80%50% - 100%
gelatin4FiningSecondary32%25% - 50%

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