This beer is my take on a traditional ESB (Extra Special Bitter). Since I was attempting to brew to style, I used as many authentic UK ingredients as possible. A nice, balanced British pale ale is hard to beat!
Update: This beer won a silver medal in the British Beer category of the Redcoat Challenge 2019 homebrew competition.
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
|Amount / AA (%)||Weight||Name||Type|
|84.6||11.00 lb||Maris Otter Malt||Grain|
|5.8||12.00 oz||Victory Malt||Grain|
|3.9||8.00 oz||Caramel/Crystal Malt 75L||Grain|
|3.9||8.00 oz||Torrified Wheat||Grain|
|1.9||4.00 oz||Caramel/Crystal Malt 150L||Grain|
|9.2||1.00 oz||First Gold (UK)||Hop (60 min)|
|4.8||1.00 oz||East Kent Goldings (UK)||Hop (60 min)|
|4.8||1.00 oz||East Kent Goldings (UK)||Hop (0 min)|
- Ferment at 65.0 °F for 3 days
- Raise temp to 69.0 °F and maintain for 2-3 weeks.
- Crash the beer
“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.” - Winston Churchill
“You’ll always be Ickle Diddykins to me.” - Harry Potter