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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 4775
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.06 1.014
All Grain 2911
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 2869
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 2696
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2396
Common Room ESB
17 gal 5.82% 46.02 1.059 1.015
All Grain 2257
Bakke Brygg ESB 25 L
25 L 5.39% 41.6 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2231
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.02
Partial Mash 2171
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 2095
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 2069

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Bear Juice
21 L 5.25% 52.5 1.052 1.012
All Grain 7
Cascade Smash
15 L 4.49% 58.05 1.044 1.01
BIAB 7
Landlubber
16 L 5.08% 40.66 1.05 1.012
All Grain 12
English Pale Ale
4 gal 5.9% 33.29 1.057 1.012
BIAB 13
First time ale
20.8 L 5.53% 13.21 1.056 1.014
All Grain 12
Blue Ridge ESB
10.92 gal 5.19% 39.24 1.054 1.014
All Grain 18
Winchester Extra Special Bitter
5.5 gal 5.1% 37.46 1.053 1.014
All Grain 23
English Pale Ale
5.5 gal 5.55% 34.03 1.056 1.014
All Grain 23
dneme
8.2 L 4.88% 647.45 1.05 1.013
BIAB 17
Awesome Recipe
90 L 4.73% 0 1.048 1.012
All Grain 19

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
356
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
3.75 °L 
38
77%
4% - 100%
Pale 2-Row
95
American
Grain
Base malt
1.8 °L 
37
68%
5% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L
91
American
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
7%
1% - 24%
Crystal 60L
74
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
58
Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt
23 °L 
35
6%
1% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 40L
57
American
Grain
Crystal malt
40 °L 
34
7%
1% - 25%
Liquid Malt ExtractLight
49
Liquid Extract
Extract
4 °L 
35
66%
24% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 120L
48
American
Grain
Crystal malt
120 °L 
33
4%
1% - 9%
Victory
48
American
Grain
Roasted malt
28 °L 
34
7%
1% - 19%

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

Name Uses Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings332528%3% - 100%
Fuggles2314.526%3% - 100%
Challenger1398.528%3% - 100%
Cascade105725%6% - 87%
Willamette964.527%9% - 75%
Target7111.530%9% - 75%
Northern Brewer667.827%6% - 80%
Goldings514.523%3% - 67%
Kent Goldings41534%9% - 73%
Magnum381526%2% - 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 60L14American
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
55%
11% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L12American
Grain
Crystal malt40 °L 
34
37%
7% - 80%
Crystal 60L11United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt60 °L 
34
59%
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-04161Fermentis / SafaleAle.0975High7554°F77°F
London ESB Ale 196888WyeastAle0.1Very High6964°F72°F
English Ale Yeast WLP00263White LabsAleMediumVery High66.565°F68°F
Safale - American Ale Yeast US-0560Fermentis / SafaleAle.095Medium8154°F77°F
Nottingham Ale Yeast49DanstarAleMed-HighHigh7757°F70°F
British Ale Yeast WLP00528White LabsAleMediumHigh70.565°F70°F
Dry English Ale Yeast WLP00726White LabsAleMed-HighMed-High7565°F70°F
Burton Ale Yeast WLP02317White LabsAleMediumMedium7268°F73°F
London Ale 102814WyeastAle0.1Med-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 moss136FiningBoil80%1% - 100%
Whirlfloc46FiningBoil65%0% - 100%
Gypsum29Water AgtMash34%0% - 100%
yeast nutrient27OtherBoil41%6% - 98%
Whirfloc18FiningBoil60%6% - 100%
Calcium Chloride10Water AgtMash10%0% - 33%
Protafloc10FiningBoil57%0% - 100%
Burton water salts8Water AgtBoil46%1% - 100%
Whirlfloc tablet6FiningBoil69%33% - 100%
Epsom Salt6Water AgtMash10%0% - 50%
Clarity Ferm5FiningPrimary30%20% - 44%

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