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Beer Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) (8C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


This was a little hoppy for my taste. I'd probably cut out the 1/4 ounce of Goldings at the end... Other than that, it made an incredible likeness of Bass ale and have had several friends comment on how much like Bass it really is...


  • 2 pounds, light DME
  • 3 pounds, plain light malt extract
  • 2 ounces, roast barley
  • 8 ounces, crushed crystal malt
  • 2 ounces, Fuggles (pellets)
  • 1 ounce, Goldings (pellets)
  • 1/4 ounce, Goldings (pellets)
  • 1/2 ounce, Goldings (pellets)
  • Ale yeast (I used Edme but wanted to try Wyeast)
  • gypsum and Irish moss, if necessary

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.031
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 2.75%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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This is a 5 gallon batch. Boil up a couple of gallons of water, add DME and LME, fuggles, and 1 ounce of goldings. Make tea out of roast barley, and strain into main boiler. Make tea out of crystal malt and strain into main boiler. (Half way through boil add local water ingredients and Irish moss if required). After boil, add 1/2 ounce of Goldings, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Pour into primary, make up to 5 gallons and pitch yeast. Rack and add 1/4 ounce Goldings and complete fermentation.