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Straight ESB

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Straight ESB

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

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


Nutty, malty ale with hint of hop bitterness. Very easy drinking session beer, deep amber in color. Aroma clearly from malt body, no hop aromas.


  • 3.0 lbs Pale Liquid Extract
  • 6.0 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter
  • 1.0 lb British Crystal Malt
  • 0.5 lb Biscuit Malt
  • 1.5 oz Goldings, 60 min
  • 0.5 oz Goldings, 30 min
  • 1.0 oz Goldings, 10 min
  • White Labs English Ale (WLP-2)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: None

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.020
Alcohol by Vol: 4.84%
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash in 9.5 qts at 163 F and hold at 150 F for 75 minutes. Mash out by addition of 6 qts at 200 F for 10 minutes. Batch sparge at 168 F to collect five gallons. Add the extract, bring to boil and hop.


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Beer Kits make 5 gallons of quality homebrew and includes: instructions, freshly-milled malted barley, extract, muslin steeping bag(s), brewer's yeast, hops, carbonation sugar and 60 easy-peel labels. All-Grain kits do not include steeping bag(s) or extract.

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