Strong Bitter Recipe - Dale the Rail ESB

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Dale the Rail ESB

by on
All Grain
5.5 Gallon(s)
6.5 Gallon(s)
60 min
75%
This beer started as a Fuller's ESB clone, available on tap at Elephant and Castle in Chicago, but difficult to find. The recepie morphed into this over time. The primary grist for this style is typically Pale 2-Row. I substuted Marris Otter for part of the Pale malt for mouth feel. Crystal 60L provides body and color. The Munich malt is for flavor, aroma, and sweetness. I adjusted the ingredients to nail the style 8C. Extra Special Bitter while using even pounds of grain and ounces of hops to avoid waste. I usually use White Labs wlp002 English Ale Yeast, but here it calls for WLP005 British Ale Yeast due to it's slightly higher attenuation needed to hit the FG number. If you like your ESB less hoppy, adjust hops from 4 to 3 oz. as follows: -- use 1.5 oz Fuggles instead of 2 oz for 60 min -- drop the .5 oz Fullles at 15 min There is quite a bit of lattitude with efficiency, you can hit the numbers from 67% to 80%. Batch size is 5.5 gallons to allow for trub loss.

Fermentables

45% - Pale 2-Row - UK
5
36
2
Mash
36% - Maris Otter Pale - UK
4
38
3
Mash
9% - Crystal 60L - UK
1
34
60
Mash
9% - Munich - UK
1
37
5
Mash

Hops

Fuggles
2
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
4.8
31.7
Fuggles
0.5
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
4.8
3.9
East Kent Goldings
0.5
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
5.5
4.5
Fuggles
0.5
Pellet
Boil
5 min(s)
4.8
1.6
East Kent Goldings
0.5
Pellet
Boil
5 min(s)
5.5
1.8

Yeast

White Labs British Ale WLP005
73%

Other Stuff

Irish Moss
0
each
Mash

Mash Steps

Saccharification Rest
Direct Heat
153
60 min
Mash-Out
Direct Heat
170
15 min

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Recipe Facts

Dale the Rail ESB
Strong Bitter
  • 5.50 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 6.50 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.055 OG
  • 1.015 FG
  • 43.6 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.79 BG:GU
  • 10.0° SRM Color
  • 75% Efficiency
  • 5.2% ABV Alcohol
  • 185 per 12oz Calories
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