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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)
Beer Color


nice beer, nice head, initial sips have watery aftertaste but then becomes more balanced, would do this again.


  • 1.00 tbsp - PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 9 lbs - Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Willamette [5.5%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 0.25 tsp - Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 1.0 oz - Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Steep 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.054 (13.3° P)
Final Gravity: 1.016 SG (4.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.0%
Color SRM: 9.0  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 44.8
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by AustinBluffs on Sun Apr 27 2014

My first attempt at all grain. This turned out really great. Had a slightly astringent aftertaste that I don't know the cause of (hard water?). Looking forward to doing another one. I like the character of the Maris Otter malt.