I have been extract brewing for about 18 months now and all of my brews have been ales, as that is what I prefer and I am happy to say that I have enjoyed all of them, especially now that I keg them. When I was living in London ( some 30 years ago) my favorite London beer was Fullers ESB. What I liked about Fullers ESB is that to me it tasted a little bit sweeter than most others bitters. I am not trying to recreate Fullers ESB, but is there a way to add a little bit of sweetness to my ales, maybe by adding different specialty grains or different hops. Below is my most recent brew, so what ingredients could I include or change to add sweetness to the brew?
3.15 lbs Gold malt syrup
6 lbs Gold malt syrup late addition (15 min)
0.25 lbs English Extra Dark Crystal
0.25 lbs Fawcett Pale Chocolate
0.125 lbs Belgian Biscuit malt Fermentables
1.75 oz UK Kent Goldings (90 min) 0.25 oz UK Kent Goldings (15 min)
Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale. Ideally.