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Professor Frink 02-28-2008 02:11 PM

Evan's Special Bitter (ESB)
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I've made this beer twice, and both times it turned out great. It's not quite to style with 3 lbs. of Munich Malt, but it gives it a good malty backbone.

Malt Bill:
6 lb. Marris Otter
3 lb. Munich Malt
1 lb. 2-row
0.5 lb. Crystal 40L
0.5 lb. Aromatic Malt

UK Challenger 8.0% AA 60 min.
East Kent Goldings 4.75% AA 45 min.
UK Challenger 8.0% AA 30 min.
East Kent Goldings 4.75% AA 15 min.
East Kent Goldings 4.75% AA 5 min.

Mash at 154 degrees F for 60 minutes
60 minute boil

Ferment at 68 degrees F for 7 days
Secondary optional (I usually skip it for this beer)

scinerd3000 05-31-2008 02:46 AM

any reason you skip the secondary?

Professor Frink 05-31-2008 02:54 AM

I've found this beer clears pretty quickly, and so far everytime I've brewed it, it's gone straight to the keg where the yeast will crash out. When kegging, I leave it primary for about two weeks. If I were bottling it, I'd probably put it in secondary. It also turns around pretty quickly, it's quite good when it's young.

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