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Hugh Hefeweizen

Post Mon May 07, 2007 9:25 am

ESB recipe

my first ESB....how's this look?


Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


Type: All Grain
Date: 5/7/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Josh
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 75.0 %
1.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 12.5 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.50 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
1.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 22.8 IBU
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (30 min) Hops 9.7 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (30 min) Hops 8.8 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (5 min) Hops 3.4 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
2 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
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Post Mon May 07, 2007 11:07 am

Cut your cystal back to .50 pound or .75 at the most, increase the flaked corn to around 1 pound, get rid of the 30 minute hop additions. ESBs and bitters in general are hopped different from what we do with our pale ales, they normally put all the bittering hops in at the beginning of the boil and then add smaller amounts of flavor and aroma hops in the last 15 minutes, this leaves room for the malt to shine through. But thats just what I would do :D

Edit:
If you can, get some Target hops for bittering, like I said before get rid of the 30 minute additions, do a 1/2 ounce of fuggle and 1/2 of EKGs at 10 and then dry hop as planned with 1/2 ounce of EKGs.
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Hugh Hefeweizen

Post Mon May 07, 2007 1:46 pm

how's this?? also, what's the corn going to do for this beer?? i saw it in an ESB recipe and thought it was interesting before i read that it reduces beer maltiness.......seems kind of counterproductive in an ESB


Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


Type: All Grain
Date: 5/7/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Josh
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 75.0 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.3 %
1.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 8.3 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
1.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 22.8 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (10 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (10 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
2 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
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Post Mon May 07, 2007 4:57 pm

The corn thing threw me as well, I thought it was only us stupid Americans that used it, but my favorite is Fullers ESB and it has corn in it. You can cut the corn back to around .75 pounds but 1 pound is fine as well. As for the crystal, I've doen some experimenting, I tried 1.75 pounds of 60 L in a 6 gallon batch and it didn't add any more caramel flavor, it just made it overly sweet, seems like .5 pounds is great in an ESB if you need more flavor and color use a darker crystal like 80 or 120.

For dry hopping I'd try half an ounce to start and sample after a week, if it needs it add the other half ounce.
Life is to short and the liver can only handle so much, so why waste it on bad beer.
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Hugh Hefeweizen

Post Tue May 08, 2007 11:00 am

i'm pretty sure that this recipe is a hybrid clone of Fuller's......not sure where the biscuit/aromatic come from, but it should be good and malty
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Post Tue May 08, 2007 11:44 am

I've made two attempts at Fullers, my first two I used the ingredients that fullers list on their website, they tasted nothing like it. Fullers has a certain something about it, I think its aromatic and biscuit because I know just using Maris Otter, corn and caramel didn't do it.

I have a batch in primary right now, this time I used Optic malt instead of Maris Otter, the Fullers website says thats what they use for their base malt, and of course corn, xtal 120 aromatic and victory.

Fuller's ESB uses Target for bittering, and Challenger, Northdown and Goldings for flavor and aroma this last batch I put them all in at the 10 mark .25 oz each of challenger and northdown and .5 oz of goldings. The Fuller's website just says Goldings, my first two attempts I used EKGs and the flavor was all wrong so this time I used Styrian Goldings which taste more like a fuggle only way better.
Life is to short and the liver can only handle so much, so why waste it on bad beer.
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Hugh Hefeweizen

Post Tue May 08, 2007 12:39 pm

i think this is my final recipe, tomorrow is brew day.....if it doesn't taste like Fuller's that totally ok, i'm sure it will be good....

ESB
Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


Type: All Grain
Date: 5/7/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Josh
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 75.0 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.3 %
1.00 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 8.3 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
1.00 oz Target [11.00%] (60 min) Hops 37.1 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (10 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (10 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
2 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.063 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.1 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.6 %
Bitterness: 50.5 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 12.6 SRM Color: Color
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Post Mon May 14, 2007 2:53 pm

I think the "something" in fullers ESB is aromatic and amber malts
at least according to the recipe in clonebrews I brewed it last SAT night
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