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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)


ESB made from sorghum and goldings hops, and finished with honey


  • 7 lbs Sorghum Liquid Extract (prior to boil)
  • 1 oz Goldings Hops (60 min)
  • 1 oz Goldings Hops (30 min)
  • 2 oz Goldings Hops (10 min)
  • 0.5 lbs Honey (flameout)
  • 1 pkg Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast
  • Brewing notes: Recipe adapted from newspaper interview with Deschutes Brewery

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days at 68 degrees
Secondary Ferment: 7 days at 68 degrees

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 4.58%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Bring waterto boil, and primary fermentable sugars, return to boil and achieve hot break.

Add hops according to schedule.

Chill wort until appropriate temperature to pitch yeast.