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Old 03-12-2014, 04:52 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Safale S04   
Yeast Starter: No   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.062   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 38   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 9 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 66f   
Additional Fermentation: Mash at 152   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): nada   
Tasting Notes: Tastes like delicious beer (never had a   

11 lbs ESB Pale Malt (Gambrinus) (4 SRM) (probably like marris otter)
12.0 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min

This is the first beer I have ever sent to competition, I designed the recipe myself using what I have available to me around the house and Beersmith as a guide. I knew fuggles was british, and i knew the malt was designed for british ales. So i set my parameters to ESB and played with this recipe until it fit the parameters. This is a very simple recipe and I did not expect to place in the competition. In fact this is the first ESB i have ever tasted. I don't know what set it apart from the others, but i suspect its the odd choice of bittering hops that gave it an edge over the competition.

I share with you this fine recipe so get brewing and Bit r Done!
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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Congrats on the gold!
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thanks!

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Old 03-13-2014, 12:53 AM   #4

I love simple recipes! If only I could muster the ability to do it myself
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:57 AM   #5
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The fuggles I bet are what put the nose on this beer! Sweet gold!

 
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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trying it out now! will post results.

 
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:37 AM   #7
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Quote:
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trying it out now! will post results.
How did it turn out?
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #8
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Definitely going to try this one soon... Have to do a Enjoy By clone and Fuller's ESB first
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:08 AM   #9
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I entered this one into my first competition. I also took home a gold. Good recipe you have here! Cheers!

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Old 10-21-2014, 04:51 AM   #10
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Wow that's awesome! Such a simple recipe too!
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