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Old 12-25-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default E.S.B. Recipe - Thoughts?

I just threw together a recipe for an E.S.B. Any thoughts or suggestions?

10.5 pounds Pale 2 Row
2 pounds Crystal 60L
4 oz Roasted Barley
1 oz Centennial @ 60 mins
.75 oz Centennial @ 30 mins
.5 oz Cascade @ 2 mins

Wyeast 1968 with a 1.5L starter

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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that's a lot of roasted barley for an esb. might want to back it down to 2 oz. using nw hops and calling it an esb, though?

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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I'd cut the crystal by 50-75%, drop the roasted barley to an ounce or so, switch the 2-row to MO or Pale Ale malt (or keep the 2-row and add 4-12oz Victory), and change the hops to EKG with maybe a little Fuggles/Willamette. Or leave it as is and call it something other than an ESB.

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input...yeah, I didn't really think about my hop choices. I just got a copy of Beersmith, and that was the first think I have put together.

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Does this sound any better?

10.5 pounds Marris Otter
1.5 pounds Crystal 60L
2 oz Roasted Barley
1.5 oz Fuggles @ 60 mins
1.5 oz Fuggles @ 30 mins
1 oz East Kent Goldings @ 2 mins

Wyeast 1968 with a 1.5L starter

Again, I'm extremely new at designing my own recipes. Does anyone have any tips?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Does anyone have any tips?Thanks in advance!
Getting beersmith is a nice start but if you don't know the right ingredients for the style it won't help you much. The first two things I reference when making a recipe are the BJCP guidelines and Ray Daniels book Designing Great Beers. Oh yeah, and homebrewtalk of course!

Coincidentally my first brew I wrote was an ESB as well. Turned out great!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #7
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Thank You!

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I use
8lbs. MO
1.5lbs British Crystal 65
1lb. Munich

Lots of fuggle and EKG hops Mash at 153. I always have this on tap.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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2lbs of crystal seem soooo much, 1.5 still seems too much.
I,for what it may be worth,wouldn't use more than 1lb. Past experience.

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2lbs of crystal seem soooo much, 1.5 still seems too much.
I,for what it may be worth,wouldn't use more than 1lb. Past experience.
I always thought so to but while talking to the head brewer of a fast growing brewery I came to a different conclusion. There ESB took world beer cup honors so I dont argue.
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