Crisp English Esb

  • Bold Maris Malt body with caramel
  • ABV 5.5%
  • IBU 30
  • OG 1052 SG

This Strong bitter is a great recipe to let our heritage Maris Otter® barley showcase its malt character to the fullest. Highly drinkable with a good balance between our malts and classic English hop varieties, this beer is darkened and sweetened with caramel notes by the Crystal, Amber and just a touch of Roast Barley to deepen the reddish hues.

BASICS

BATCH SIZE (LITRES):

1630

BATCH SIZE (UK BARRELS):

10

ORIGINAL GRAVITY:

1052 SG

FINAL GRAVITY:

1009 SG

IBUs:

30

COLOUR (EBC/SRM):

23 / 12

BREWHOUSE EFFICIENCY:

80%

METHODS / TIMINGS

TEMPERATURES

MASH TEMP:

66°C / 151°F

COLLECTION TEMP:

18°C / 64°F

FERMENTATION TEMP:

21°C / 70°F

MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):

879

LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:

2.5 : 1

TIMINGS

MASH:

60 mins

BOIL:

60 mins

INGREDIENTS

MALTS(kg)%

MARIS OTTER® ALE

321

92

CRYSTAL 150

18

4.5

AMBER

12

3

ROAST BARLEY

2

0.5

YEAST

LALLEMAND LONDON ESB

HOPS(g)Contribution%Alpha Acid%Addition

CHALLENGER

1397

40

7

Start of boil

FUGGLE

889

20

5.5

Middle

EAST KENT GOLDINGS

1505

40

6.5

Flame out

HOPS

CHALLENGER

(kg)

1397

Contribution%

40

Alpha Acid%

7

Addition

Start of boil

FUGGLE

(kg)

889

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

5.5

Addition

Middle

EAST KENT GOLDINGS

(kg)

1505

Contribution%

40

Alpha Acid%

6.5

Addition

Flame out

CARL'S TOP TIP

A 20 minute steep in the copper prior to casting the wort will extract aromas of lavender, spice, honey and thyme from the East Kent Goldings hops.