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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 5130
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 3194
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.06 1.014
All Grain 3180
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 3167
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2580
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 2509
Common Room ESB
17 gal 5.82% 46.02 1.059 1.015
All Grain 2485
Bakke Brygg ESB 25 L
25 L 5.39% 41.6 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2449
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 2374
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.02
Partial Mash 2345

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Biscuit Malt Ale
21 L 5.9% 79.37 1.058 1.013
All Grain 14
Out of Service ESB
5 gal 4.76% 42.7 1.052 1.015
All Grain 7
ESB
23 L 5.39% 46.52 1.055 1.014
All Grain 11
Alan's ESB
1.5 gal 5.43% 22.59 1.057 1.016
BIAB 10
ESB
5.5 gal 5.76% 35.04 1.059 1.015
extract 11
Dripping In Gold
1800 L 4.21% 73.21 1.044 1.012
All Grain 11
English Light Ale
11 gal 5.1% 46.39 1.05 1.011
All Grain 9
Fullers ESB Clone (BYO Book)
19 L 5.95% 49.58 1.065 1.019
All Grain 47
Pacific ESB
5.5 gal 6.63% 56.88 1.064 1.014
All Grain 18
033 - English Date Strong Ale (ESB)
24 L 5.52% 52.44 1.062 1.019
BIAB 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
383
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
3.75 °L 
38
77%
4% - 100%
Pale 2-Row
100
American
Grain
Base malt
1.8 °L 
37
68%
5% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L
98
American
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
7%
1% - 24%
Crystal 60L
77
United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
8%
1% - 20%
Pale 2-Row
63
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
2.5 °L 
38
76%
14% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L
61
American
Grain
Crystal malt
40 °L 
34
8%
1% - 25%
Biscuit
58
Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt
23 °L 
35
6%
1% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 120L
53
American
Grain
Crystal malt
120 °L 
33
4%
1% - 9%
Victory
51
American
Grain
Roasted malt
28 °L 
34
7%
1% - 19%
Liquid Malt ExtractLight
49
Liquid Extract
Extract
4 °L 
35
67%
24% - 100%

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

Name Uses Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings3445.828%3% - 100%
Fuggles2393.2326%3% - 100%
Challenger1488.529%3% - 100%
Cascade109626%6% - 87%
Willamette1045.326%9% - 75%
Target7810.430%9% - 75%
Northern Brewer729.327%6% - 80%
Goldings554.523%3% - 67%
Magnum4312.427%2% - 100%
Kent Goldings425.133%9% - 73%

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 60L14American
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
55%
11% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L12American
Grain
Crystal malt40 °L 
34
37%
7% - 80%
Crystal 60L10United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
58%
18% - 100%
Carapils (Dextrine Malt)9American
Grain
Crystal malt1.8 °L 
33
33%
13% - 67%
Biscuit7Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt23 °L 
35
39%
21% - 56%
Caramel / Crystal 20L6American
Grain
Crystal malt20 °L 
35
58%
27% - 100%
Victory6American
Grain
Roasted malt28 °L 
34
34%
21% - 67%
Roasted Barley5United Kingdom
Grain
Roasted malt550 °L 
29
31%
5% - 100%
Maris Otter Pale5United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt3.75 °L 
38
49%
25% - 67%
Crystal 45L5United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt45 °L 
34
65%
31% - 100%

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-04169Fermentis / SafaleAle.0975High7554°F77°F
London ESB Ale 196892WyeastAle0.1Very High6964°F72°F
English Ale Yeast WLP00269White LabsAleMediumVery High66.565°F68°F
Safale - American Ale Yeast US-0564Fermentis / SafaleAle.095Medium8154°F77°F
Nottingham Ale Yeast48DanstarAleMed-HighHigh7757°F70°F
British Ale Yeast WLP00527White LabsAleMediumHigh70.565°F70°F
Dry English Ale Yeast WLP00725White LabsAleMed-HighMed-High7565°F70°F
Burton Ale Yeast WLP02317White LabsAleMediumMedium7268°F73°F
British Ale 109816WyeastAle0.1Med-High7464°F72°F
British Ale Yeast M0714Mangrove JackAlen/aHigh7857°F72°F
London Ale 102814WyeastAle0.1Med-Low7560°F72°F

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

Name Uses Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss140FiningBoil80%1% - 100%
whirlfloc46FiningBoil66%0% - 100%
Gypsum37Water AgtMash36%0% - 100%
yeast nutrient 27OtherBoil39%6% - 98%
Whirfloc19FiningBoil58%6% - 100%
Calcium Chloride17Water AgtMash11%0% - 34%
Epsom Salt13Water AgtMash7%0% - 50%
Protafloc9FiningBoil62%0% - 100%
Burton Water Salts8Water AgtBoil46%1% - 100%
Lactic acid7Water AgtMash72%0% - 100%
Table Salt7Water AgtMash3%0% - 9%

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