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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 3720
Captain Hooked on Bitters: Redhook ESB Clone
11 gal 4.86% 19.43 1.05 1.013
All Grain 3343
minesweeper
18 L 6.07% 38.37 1.06 1.014
All Grain 2233
English Bitter
21 L 6.08% 28.73 1.062 1.015
BIAB 1964
Front Porch - Hobgoblin - Dark English Ale
5.5 gal 5.14% 36.65 1.052 1.013
extract 1806
Brooklyn Brewery - Pennant Ale '55 Clone
5.5 gal 5% 43.79 1.058 1.02
Partial Mash 1749
Bakke Brygg ESB 20 l
20 L 5.63% 37.42 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1705
ESB Fullers Clone
42 L 4.72% 41.93 1.047 1.011
All Grain 1539
Misfire! 2014
160 gal 4.75% 20.88 1.05 1.014
extract 1461
ESB SMaSH EKG
25 L 5.35% 38.68 1.047 1.007
All Grain 1377

Newest Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
ESB #2
46 gal 5.59% 43.21 1.056 1.013
All Grain 6
NS honey rye
5 gal 5.87% 39.74 1.057 1.012
All Grain 3
Trial 1
60 L 6.01% 0 1.06 1.014
All Grain 9
Boddy's Pub Ale
5.5 gal 4.71% 29.02 1.05 1.015
All Grain 11
Kesää odottavan ale
6 L 5.06% 46.88 1.049 1.011
All Grain 11
Stormin' Da Castle Epic ESB
5.5 gal 5.02% 45.06 1.055 1.016
All Grain 48
TB03: Viking Golden Ale (30%) test
20 L 5.94% 30.38 14.3615 3.7238
All Grain 14
Harry and Meghan's ESB
6 gal 4.74% 30.77 1.046 1.01
All Grain 18
Brown Bear
21 L 5.66% 43.16 13.4198 2.8698
All Grain 34
Summit Bitter
24 L 6.33% 54.5 1.062 1.014
BIAB 39

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
316
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
3.75 °L 
38
77%
4% - 100%
Pale 2-Row
89
American
Grain
Base malt
1.8 °L 
37
68%
5% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L
88
American
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
7%
1% - 24%
Crystal 60L
68
United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt
60 °L 
34
8%
2% - 20%
Pale 2-Row
58
United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt
2.5 °L 
38
78%
14% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 40L
53
American
Grain
Crystal malt
40 °L 
34
8%
1% - 25%
Biscuit
52
Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt
23 °L 
35
6%
1% - 33%
Liquid Malt ExtractLight
46
Liquid Extract
Extract
4 °L 
35
67%
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
51%
3% - 100%

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

Name Uses Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings294528%3% - 100%
Fuggles2064.526%5% - 83%
Challenger1188.527%3% - 100%
Cascade99725%6% - 87%
Willamette904.527%6% - 75%
Target7011.530%9% - 75%
Northern Brewer637.828%6% - 80%
Goldings434.524%3% - 67%
Kent Goldings38533%9% - 73%
Styrian Goldings355.526%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 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
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%
Biscuit6Belgian
Grain
Roasted malt23 °L 
35
36%
21% - 50%
Victory5American
Grain
Roasted malt28 °L 
34
34%
21% - 67%
Crystal 45L5United Kingdom
Grain
Crystal malt45 °L 
34
65%
31% - 100%
Roasted Barley5United Kingdom
Grain
Roasted malt550 °L 
29
31%
5% - 100%
Maris Otter Pale5United Kingdom
Grain
Base malt3.75 °L 
38
49%
25% - 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-04143Fermentis / SafaleAle.0975High7554°F77°F
London ESB Ale 196884WyeastAle0.1Very High6964°F72°F
English Ale Yeast WLP00259White LabsAleMediumVery High66.565°F68°F
Safale - American Ale Yeast US-0557Fermentis / SafaleAle.095Medium8154°F77°F
Nottingham Ale Yeast44DanstarAleMed-HighHigh7757°F70°F
British Ale Yeast WLP00527White LabsAleMediumHigh70.565°F70°F
Dry English Ale Yeast WLP00725White LabsAleMed-HighMed-High7565°F70°F
Burton Ale Yeast WLP02316White 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 Moss129FiningBoil81%1% - 100%
whirlfloc42FiningBoil68%8% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient22FiningBoil38%6% - 96%
Gypsum19Water AgtMash44%0% - 100%
Whirfloc17Water AgtBoil58%6% - 100%
Protafloc9FiningBoil62%0% - 100%
Burton Water Salts8Water AgtBoil46%1% - 100%
Whirlfloc tablet5FiningBoil77%33% - 100%
protofloc4FiningBoil75%50% - 100%
wyeast nutrient4OtherBoil35%0% - 60%
Calcium Chloride4Water AgtMash15%0% - 33%

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