Adjusting all-grain recipe for Fuller's ESB - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Adjusting all-grain recipe for Fuller's ESB

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
scarysnare
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Baldwin, MD
Posts: 27
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I want to do a Fuller's ESB clone and the recipe I found is as follows:

11 lbs. 3 oz. (5.1 kg) Muntons pale ale malt
1 lb. 2 oz. (0.51 kg) crystal malt (75 L)
5.25 AAU Target hops (60 min)
(0.53 oz./15 g of 10% alpha acids)
2.6 AAU Challenger hops (60 min)
(0.34 oz./10 g of 7.5% alpha acids)
0.83 AAU Northdown hops (15 min)
(0.1 oz./2.7 g of 8.5% alpha acids)
1.66 AAU Goldings hops (15 min)
(0.33 oz./9.4 g of 5% alpha acids)
0.33 oz. (9.4 g) Goldings hops
(dry hop)
Wyeast 1968 (London ESB) or White Labs WLP002 (English Ale) yeast

My problem is that my mash tun wont fit anything over 12lbs of grains and 15 quarts of strike water.

My questions is, if I adjust the grain-bill a little to give myself some room, will I have to adjust the amount in each hop addition also?

If so can someone help me do that. (11 lbs and 13.75 quarts of strike water are ideal)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
JonM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
JonM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Milwaukee
Posts: 7,747
Liked 2726 Times on 1599 Posts


Get a little jug of Northern Brewer's Maris otter syrup and sub out a little grain. I use a small mash run too and I've done this in the past with great success.

Oh, and I've made that same ESB recipe. Its awesome.
__________________
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
walcotteric
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 86


Is that for a 5 gallon batch?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
dyqik
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Maynard, MA
Posts: 1,152
Liked 214 Times on 168 Posts


Can you not use a slightly thicker mash - the grain bill isn't much above 12lb (5 oz only) - and sparge a little more water to get the correct preboil gravity and volume? Maybe add 13 quarts of strike water, stir in the grains then add a quart at a time to bring it up to the max your mash tun will take?

My last beer was an 5 gallon batch of an ESB targeting the same ABV as Fuller's ESB - I calculated a 12lb grain bill (10lb UK 2-row and 2 lb Crystal 40) for 14 quarts of strike water, and hit 1058 OG, which should be pretty much spot on. This fit my 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler mash tun perfectly (2" of head room), even after adding a little more water to bring the mash temperature down.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #5
scutiger
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
scutiger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 155
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


I agree with the post above. I would recommend making the mash thicker and sparging more. If I'm not mistaken (someone please correct me if it's not the case), I think I remember reading that English brews typically favor thicker mashes for some reason.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
dyqik
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Maynard, MA
Posts: 1,152
Liked 214 Times on 168 Posts


I quickly ran this recipe through BeerSmith for my Rubbermaid cooler equipment (5.2-5.3 gallon batch to give about 4.9 gal in the bottles/keg). It calculates the mash volume at 1.25 qt/lb as 4.8 gal (15.4 qts strike water), with 4.66 gal sparge water. At 1.1 qt/lb, the mash volume will be 4.3 gal (13.6 qts strike water) with 5.13 gal sparge water. Somewhere between those two should be OK.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you Brew It recipe for Fuller's ESB EricCSU Recipes/Ingredients 35 03-12-2016 07:14 AM
Can you Brew It recipe for Fuller's 1845 EricCSU Recipes/Ingredients 12 11-01-2014 12:51 PM
adjusting old partial grain recipe to full grain daggers_nz All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-29-2012 08:34 PM
Help me adjust my cream ale recipe. First time all grain and adjusting recipe. formula2fast Recipes/Ingredients 2 04-25-2012 02:51 AM
Critique my Fuller's ESB Recipe Evan! Recipes/Ingredients 0 10-30-2006 05:02 PM


Forum Jump