Strong Bitter Recipe - First Gold ESB

Recipe Info

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First Gold ESB

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All Grain
18.9271 Liter(s)
27 Liter(s)
60 min
65%
In the end I used Yeast Bay/White Labs WLP400 Vermont, with starter to activate as it only had a few weeks left on BBD.

Fermentables

85% - Maris Otter Pale - UK
4.1
38
3
Mash
6% - Crystal 70L - UK
0.3
34
70
Mash
5% - Torrified Wheat
0.25
36
2
Mash
4% - Dextrose (Corn Sugar)
0.2
46
0
Late

Hops

Pacific Gem
17
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
14
30.7
First Gold
14
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
7.5
6.7
First Gold
14
Pellet
FlameOut
0 min(s)
7.5
0.0

Yeast

White Labs English Ale WLP002
72%

Other Stuff

No other stuff in this recipe

Mash Steps

No mash steps in this recipe

Special Instructions

No special instructions in this recipe

Tasting Notes (1)

joelw85

Tasted on 4/5/2020 by joelw85

Notes:

This is a great bitter but maybe not so much a strong bitter in flavour profile. It's very drinkable (more like a best bitter) with a good nutty malt base and some caramel. The bitterness is spot on and the hops come through with a touch of orange. I was concerned the yeast wouldn't be right for the style but it's got some lovely stone-fruit esters that work perfectly. It's not perfectly clear but a tiny bit of haze never hurt anyone. Not a 'wow' beer but certainly a great pub draught bitter style pint.

Recipe Facts

First Gold ESB
Strong Bitter
  • 18.93 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 27.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.054 OG
  • 1.015 FG
  • 37.5 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.69 BG:GU
  • 9.6° SRM Color
  • 65% Efficiency
  • 5.0% ABV Alcohol
  • 182 per 12oz Calories
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