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petep1980 10-10-2009 03:44 PM

Pistol's ESB
 
Grain Bill:
3.75# Cooper's English Bitter hopped LME
3# Munton's Light DME

Hops:
1oz Willemette @ 10-15 minutes

Yeast:
Wyeast British Ale in 2 quart starter
Note: I would consider SAFALE 04 at the recommendation of a poster to save money and time.

This is my house ale for it's extreme level of simplicity. I've turned it around in 4 weeks and it's a good gateway beer to introduce your friends to homebrewing.

I serve @ 40F in a pint glass. Pour a bottle directely down the middle of the pint glass and you'll get a perfect pour everytime.

Edit: Can a moderator change my recipe to say Wyeast 1098 please.

Pappers_ 10-10-2009 08:12 PM

Speaking of Pistol . . .

I saw a great play last night, called St. Crispin's Day. It takes Shakespeare's Henry and turns it on its head, its from the point of view of the peasant/soldiers, including Pistol. Its a very subversive and funny play.

Your recipe looks like a good extract bitter batch! I'm enjoying a batch of bitter now, too!

petep1980 10-12-2009 08:46 PM

If you find it light on body you may want to add some steeping grains. Also, a little irish moss may help with a little clarity. Of course my goal is simplicity and steeping grains is about 50% of the work involved in an extract session, so it's optional.

mikeysab 11-13-2009 12:07 AM

What exactly is it that you're boiling? I thought coopers kits, or any hopped extract kits, don't need to be boiled, and actually would impart a bad flavor to the beer. I guess this is wrong, but I'd like to know what it is you're boiling?

petep1980 11-13-2009 03:20 PM

I boiled the liquid extract for 40 minutes, then I added the DME the last 20 minutes. I've been told boiling extract w/ hops helps hop utilization. Next time I make the recipe I may not boil for 40 minutes, and just long enough to help the hops.

You could probably get away with a 15 minute boil.

petep1980 12-09-2009 01:16 AM

I made this again tonight and see zero reason for a 40 minute boil. I boiled it for 15 minutes. I see no reason that wouldn't be adequate.

CelticPig1888 12-11-2009 01:17 AM

After lurking and lurking I decided to use this recipe for my first homebrew. I did modify it a bit as I just did a 10 minute boil of the hops. Then flame out and ad the DME and Coopers. Just finished bottling after 14 days in primary. If the finished product tastes better than the 2 pints I put down while bottling I will be quite happy.

petep1980 12-14-2009 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CelticPig1888 (Post 1733633)
After lurking and lurking I decided to use this recipe for my first homebrew. I did modify it a bit as I just did a 10 minute boil of the hops. Then flame out and ad the DME and Coopers. Just finished bottling after 14 days in primary. If the finished product tastes better than the 2 pints I put down while bottling I will be quite happy.

Gotta love when people down 2 pints warm flat beer while they bottle. I'm glad you went with it. Let me know how it turns out.

cappy 12-18-2009 09:59 PM

I've been looking for a quick, good recipe to boost my stockpile. This might be it…

CelticPig1888 12-30-2009 03:24 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29640393@N06/4227550202/

Just had an unusual white Christmas here in Oklahoma and it is snowing again. Christmas eve was a hit with my first batch of home brew Pistol's ESB...Thanks for the recipe. Sorry for bad cel phone pic.


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