Strong Bitter Recipe - Dale the Rail ESB 45

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Dale the Rail ESB 45

by on
All Grain
5.5 Gallon(s)
6.5 Gallon(s)
60 min
80%
The primary grist for the ESB 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. I substituted Willmette hops for Fuggles this time because my local shop was out of Fuggles. 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.

This recipe was cloned from Dale the Rail ESB.

Fermentables

42% - Pale 2-Row - UK
5
36
2
Mash
42% - Maris Otter Pale - UK
5
38
3
Mash
8% - Crystal 60L - UK
1
34
60
Mash
8% - Munich - UK
1
37
5
Mash

Hops

Willamette
2
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
5
30.4
East Kent Goldings
0.5
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
7.2
5.4
Willamette
0.5
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
5
3.8
Willamette
0.5
Pellet
Boil
5 min(s)
5
1.5
East Kent Goldings
0.5
Pellet
Boil
5 min(s)
7.2
2.2

Yeast

White Labs British Ale WLP005
73%

Other Stuff

Irish Moss
0
each
Boil
Spring water
6
gal
Mash

Mash Steps

Protein Rest
Direct Heat
122
45 min
Saccharification Rest
Direct Heat
147
60 min
Saccharification Rest
Direct Heat
162
20 min
Mash-Out
Direct Heat
170
15 min

Special Instructions

1.
Use a 10 gallon mash/lauter tun with a clad bottom
2.
Add 4 gallons spring water. I use spring water because our city water tastes bad.
3.
Heat to 127 degrees.
4.
Add grain. Temperature will drop about 7 degrees. Adjust to 122 degrees using heat or cold water as needed.
5.
Follow mash steps
6.
Sparge about 60 minutes, about 2 minutes per quart. Collect 6.5 gallons.

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Recipe Facts

Dale the Rail ESB 45
Strong Bitter
  • 5.50 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 6.50 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.064 OG
  • 1.017 FG
  • 43.3 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.68 BG:GU
  • 10.3° SRM Color
  • 80% Efficiency
  • 6.0% ABV Alcohol
  • 218 per 12oz Calories
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