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Fuller's-like ESB

Fuller's-like ESB

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) • All Grain • 19.50 L

bear2bear

My stock of pale ales is running out, so I have decided to brew an ESB of Fuller's style, with a modification to the hop profile. No Challenger, no Target, no Northdown. Just Magnum and E.K. Goldings. Magnum is added in the first wort. I am going to use FWH for bittering hops in this season.

December 30, 2017 at 10:28pm

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Ingredients (All Grain19.50 L)

  • 3.9 kg English 2-row Pale

    English 2-row Pale

    All English Ales. Workhorse of British Brewing. Infusion Mash.

  • 0.46 kg American Munich

    American Munich

    Munich Dunkels. Adds color/nutty flavor. Sometimes called Aromatic.

  • 0.23 kg Crystal 15; Great Western

    Crystal 15; Great Western

    A lightly roasted two-row malt. The slight caramel flavor and light color provides the brewer with subtlety in the recipe.

  • 0.115 kg Crystal 150; Great Western

    Crystal 150; Great Western

    Similar to the C120, but with a much more intense flavor and color. May get a hint of the burnt character.

  • 0.115 kg Belgian Biscuit

    Belgian Biscuit

    Warm baked biscuit flavor and aroma. Increases body. Use in Belgian beers.

  • 0.06 kg Honey Malt

    Honey Malt

    Nutty honey flavor. For brown ales, Belgian wheats, bocks and many other styles.

  • 0.06 kg Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    The darkest of the Belgian crystal malts, Dingemans Special B will impart a heavy caramel taste and is often credited with the raisin-like flavors of some Belgian Abbey ales. Larger percentages (greater than 5%) will contribute a dark brown-black color and fuller body.

  • 20 g Magnum - 14.5 AA% whole; boiled 90 min

    Magnum

    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • 14 g East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 28 g East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 0 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - Boil for 15 min. (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • 0.5 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - Boil for 10 min. (omitted from calculations)

    Wyeast Nutrient

    Although wort is a good growth medium for yeast, additional Wyeast Nutrient will reduce lag time, improve yeast viability and provide consistent attenuation rates. Low assimilable nitrogen concentrations (FAN) of grape must or wort have long been known as a cause of sluggish or stuck fermentations. Wyeast yeast nutrient, a blend of vitamin B's, minerals, inorganic nitrogen (DAP), organic nitrogen (amino acids), zinc, phosphates and other trace elements will benefit yeast growth and carbohydrate uptake for a more rapid, complete fermentation. Use 1/4 tsp per pint for beer propagation, 1 tsp per 5 gallons for wine or beer fermentation or 1.5 oz per 10 barrels for beer fermentation.

  • Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. Pitching instructions: Re-hydrate the dry yeast into yeast cream in a stirred vessel prior to pitching. Sprinkle the dry yeast in 10 times its own weight of sterile water or wort at 27C ± 3C. Once the expected weight of dry yeast is reconstituted into cream by this method (this takes about 15 to 30 minutes), maintain a gentle stirring for another 30 minutes. Then pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel. Alternatively, pitch dry yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20C. Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes and then mix the wort e.g. using aeration.

Notes

1/12 tsp of campden powder is added to each of the mashing water and the sparging water. 1 tsp of gypsum is added to the mashing water. 1 step temperature mashing at 67C for 90 minuets with mash-out at 75.6C for 10 minuets. Volume of the mashing water: 12.88 litters. Volume of the sparging water: 18.38 litters. Strike temperature: 75.4C Magnum (20g) is added in the first wort. Brewed on 12/31/17. The OG was 1.062.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 8 - English Pale Ale

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

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.053 1.048 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 1.010 - 1.016
Color: 14.3 SRM 6 - 18
Alcohol: 5.3% ABV 4.6% - 6.2%
Bitterness: 50.5 IBU 30 - 50

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