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GMESB2 - ESB

GMESB2 - ESB

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) • Partial Mash • 5 gal

bigbirdga

Primary finished in 5 days. OG 1.060 TG 1.012 ABV 6.3 Very clear, good malt/hops balance at bottling. Should be ready to drink in 3-4 weeks. Excellent finished brew.

January 3, 2017 at 08:54pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 3 lbs Maris Otter Pale

    Maris Otter Pale

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 1 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 80L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 80L; Briess

    Pronounced Caramel, Slight Burnt Sugar, Raisiny, Prune. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam, foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 2-Row Caramel Malt 80L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts red to deep red color. • Use 3-15% in Amber and Red beers. • Use 10-15% in Bock beers. • Use 7-15% in Dark beers. • Use 10-15% in Porter and Stout. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs Amber Dry; Brewferm

    Amber Dry; Brewferm

    Highest quality malt extract powder. Does not contain any proteins.

  • 3 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • .25 lbs Oats Flaked

    Oats Flaked

    Belgian White Ale(wit), other specialty beers.

  • 1.0 oz Northern Brewer - 9.8 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • 1.0 oz East Kent Goldings - 3.8 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale™

    Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale™

    Highly flocculant top-fermenting strain with rich, malty character and balanced fruitiness. This strain is so flocculant that additional aeration and agitation is needed. An excellent strain for cask-conditioned ales.

Notes

Mash grains @ 153F 60 mins. Batch Sparge 1gal @ 170F. Add DME additional sparge until boil volume reached.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 8 - English Pale Ale

Subcategory: C - Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.057 1.048 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.016
Color: 15.0 SRM 6 - 18
Alcohol: 5.7% ABV 4.6% - 6.2%
Bitterness: 45.0 IBU 30 - 50

Discussion

bigbirdga

Very good ESB

2017-02-02 10:44am

Very close to intended outcome. 4 weeks in bottle. Hops have smoothed out and malt comes through. Served at a private tasting and everyone said it was the best of the night.

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