Just pulled a pint from an ESB for the first time in a few years. Just thought I wanted to brew something quick and easy so I brewed this Jan 1, kegged it Jan 16. It's been on gas at 33F since. It's pretty darn tasty. Not sure why I haven't brewed this style recently.
Danny Boy's NoMoFuggles ESB
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 88.9 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 11.1 %
0.50 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [6.00 %] - Firs Hop 3 12.1 IBUs
1.00 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [6.00 %] - Boil Hop 4 21.9 IBUs
0.26 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 5 -
0.64 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [6.00 %] - Boil Hop 6 5.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [35.49 Yeast 7 -
Recipe is for 5.5 gals in the fermenter and built for 80% efficiency. I fermented it on the cooler side to keep it clean. The simple grain bill and higher IBU than I've done on this style in the past makes it appeal to me more. My first time using 002. I think I like it. Seems cleaner than WY 1318 or 1968 but I also mashed it a little lower than in the past.