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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 4947
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.06 1.014
All Grain 3050
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 3022
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 2902
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 2485
Common Room ESB
17 gal 5.82% 46.02 1.059 1.015
All Grain 2372
Bakke Brygg ESB 25 L
25 L 5.39% 41.6 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2331
Bass Brewers - Bass Pale Ale Clone
5.5 gal 5.04% 47.06 1.054 1.016
Partial Mash 2314
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.02
Partial Mash 2260
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 2212

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
1903 ESB
3 gal 4.89% 43.87 1.051 1.014
All Grain 8
London Pub Bitter
1.3 gal 4.66% 26.82 1.05 1.014
BIAB 16
British Pride - Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
23 L 5.84% 40.55 1.059 1.014
All Grain 20
Awesome Recipe
1 gal 5.76% 41.99 1.059 1.015
All Grain 13
FIVE: First ESB
5.5 gal 5% 39.77 1.055 1.017
All Grain 27
BLonde ale #1
21 L 5.1% 33.21 1.052 1.013
BIAB 14
Long Trail
5 gal 5.34% 33.06 1.057 1.017
All Grain 24
ESBish
1 gal 5.4% 116.03 1.053 1.012
BIAB 39
Fullers ESB Clone
5.5 gal 5.51% 55.13 1.062 1.02
All Grain 39
Extra Shitty Bubkis
5.5 gal 4.64% 56.84 1.046 1.01
All Grain 26

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
367
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
3.75 °L 
38
77%
4% - 100%
Pale 2-Row
98
American
Grain
Base malt
1.8 °L 
37
68%
5% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L
94
American
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
7%
1% - 24%
Crystal 60L
75
United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
8%
2% - 20%
Pale 2-Row
61
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
2.5 °L 
38
77%
14% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L
58
American
Grain
Crystal malt
40 °L 
34
7%
1% - 25%
Biscuit
57
Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt
23 °L 
35
6%
1% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 120L
53
American
Grain
Crystal malt
120 °L 
33
4%
1% - 9%
Liquid Malt ExtractLight
48
Liquid Extract
Extract
4 °L 
35
66%
24% - 100%
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 Goldings3385.328%3% - 100%
Fuggles2374.426%3% - 100%
Challenger1448.528%3% - 100%
Cascade106625%6% - 87%
Willamette1014.927%9% - 86%
Target7411.530%9% - 75%
Northern Brewer719.327%6% - 80%
Goldings524.523%3% - 67%
Magnum4114.527%2% - 100%
Kent Goldings405.134%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-04165Fermentis / SafaleAle.0975High7554°F77°F
London ESB Ale 196891WyeastAle0.1Very High6964°F72°F
English Ale Yeast WLP00266White LabsAleMediumVery High66.565°F68°F
Safale - American Ale Yeast US-0562Fermentis / SafaleAle.095Medium8154°F77°F
Nottingham Ale Yeast50DanstarAleMed-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 Yeast M0714Mangrove JackAlen/aHigh7857°F72°F
London Ale 102814WyeastAle0.1Med-Low7560°F72°F
British Ale 109814WyeastAle0.1Med-High7464°F72°F

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

Name Uses Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss137FiningBoil79%1% - 100%
whirlfloc46FiningBoil66%0% - 100%
Gypsum35Water AgtMash35%0% - 100%
yeast nutrient26OtherBoil41%6% - 98%
Whirfloc18FiningBoil60%6% - 100%
Calcium Chloride14Water AgtMash11%0% - 34%
Epsom Salt11Water AgtMash9%0% - 50%
Protafloc9FiningBoil62%0% - 100%
Burton Water salts8Water AgtMash46%1% - 100%
Table Salt7Water AgtMash3%0% - 9%
Whirlfloc Tablet6FiningBoil69%33% - 100%

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