Classic ESB

Extra Special Bitter - All Grain

Recipe Description

This will be my first all grain brew and my first ESB recipe. Not going for anything fancy here. Just delicious beer.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 6.5 gal (24.6 L)
  • Boil Time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 8 lbs (3.63 kg) English Mild (4 °L)
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg) Crystal 60 (60 °L)
  • 4 oz (113.4 g) Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0 °L)
  • Hops
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Brewer's Gold 9.2% AA (Boil - 60 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) East Kent Golding 5.5% AA (Boil - 15 mins)
  • 1.25 oz (35.44 g) East Kent Golding 5.5% AA (Boil - 0 mins)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 1 tsp (4.93 mL) Irish Moss (Boil - 15 mins)
  • Yeast
  • London ESB Ale Yeast (Wyeast 1968) (Liquid)

Directions

Infusion Step: Mash at 153 °F (67 °C) for 60 minutes.

Single infusion mash. Add hops and irish moss at times indicated. Cool and pitch yeast.

Hold in primary fermentor for 21 days at 68 °F (20 °C).

Allow to carbonate and age for 14 days.

If you started brewing this beer today you could be drinking it by May 29, 2014. Start brewing this recipe.