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The Wise ESB

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The Wise ESB

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

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


Shared by Elysian Brewing

Pours reddish-copper with a thin, creamy beige head. Subtle smells of caramel, honey, citrus and grassy floral hops entice while the taste delivers a pleasantly bold hop flavor against a very strong malt backbone. Well-balanced and delicious.


  • 9# pale malt (we use Great Western Premium 2-row)
  • 1# Crisp 77° crystal malt
  • 1# Weyermann Munich malt
  • 4 oz Weyermann Cara-Hell
  • 2 oz Special B
  • 8.4 AAU Chinook @ Boil
  • 1/2 oz Cascade & 1/2 oz Centennial @ 2 minutes before end of boil
  • 1/2 oz Cascade & 1/2 oz Centennial @ whirlpool/end of boil

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Alcohol by Vol: 6.2%
Bitterness IBU: 60
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash at 154° for 60 minutes; run off for 90 minutes; boil 90 minutes; pitch attenuative American ale yeast such as Wyeast 1056 — we use Siebel BR96, a relative.


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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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