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Old 10-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Safale S-04   
Yeast Starter: no   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.054   
Final Gravity: 1.014   
IBU: 35.3   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 10.4   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21   
Tasting Notes: Complex and malty with distinct hop flavor. A deep copper well-balanced quaffer.   

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb UK Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (1.4 SRM) Grain 90.91 %
0.75 lb UK Medium Crystal 50-65L (56.5 SRM) Grain 6.82 %
0.25 lb UK Dark Crystal 135-165L (150.0 SRM) Grain 2.27 %
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 30.4 IBU
0.25 oz Fuggles [4.00 %] (20 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] (20 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.25 oz Fuggles [4.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.17 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.21 %
Bitterness: 35.3 IBU Calories: 241 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.4 SRM Color: Color


Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 173.3 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 8.00 qt of water at 198.3 F 168.0 F
Sparge with enough water to achieve desired boil volume.


This beer was formulated with the goal of recreating a very traditional ESB with authentic British ingredients. Keeping the grain bill as simple as possible and balancing the malt and hops has produced an easy to make authentic English ale.

It is named for the fact that I can easily imagine a beer very similar to this being drunk in large tankards in the common room of inns by weary travellers in your favorite fantasy novel. Whether washing down a roasted chicken or being enjoyed by itself with friends, I hope you get similar feelings when drinking this ale.

Order the recipe from BMW here: http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...ommon-room-esb
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Sorry about the partially full glass. It was a 16 oz. glass and a 12 oz. bottle. This beer has awesome balance. If you like malty beers you'll love this beer. If you like hoppy beers you'll appreciate this beer though it's no IPA hop bomb. The hop aroma and flavor are pronounced and blend perfectly.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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wow, I really like how that one looks.... I think I may give something similar a shot with my next ESB.

 
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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wow, I really like how that one looks.... I think I may give something similar a shot with my next ESB.
If you try the recipe, please let us know how it goes!
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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I think I'm going to give your recipe a shot today. I'm heading out to the LHBS today to pick up some stuff and was thinking about doing a bitter or ESB. I like the looks of your recipe, so I think I'm going to pick up the grain bill today and brew this tomorrow. I'll let you know how this come out.

Looking forward to it!
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:26 PM   #6
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I think I'm going to give your recipe a shot today. I'm heading out to the LHBS today to pick up some stuff and was thinking about doing a bitter or ESB. I like the looks of your recipe, so I think I'm going to pick up the grain bill today and brew this tomorrow. I'll let you know how this come out.

Looking forward to it!
awesome! be sure to let us know how it goes!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:06 AM   #7
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Will do! picked up the grain bil today. Made on slight modification to your recipe and just added a bit of UK biscuit malt. (I'm just a fan of the flavor and wanted a bit in my ESB )

Looking forward to my brew day tommarow, and well actually today too! I just started a Belgin wit.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:20 AM   #8
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Actually now that I think about it I have a question for you. My LHBS didn't have any EKG in so I picked up some styrian goldings instead. They are a bit higher in Alpha % so I'm wondering if I should use a full oz and a half......

I'm running the recipe through promash atm. We'll see what it calcs for IBU with the sty gold.



....Ok so I'm good running the recipe through promash. All within style guidelines and what not. Looks like this will be fun. I'm a huge fan of ESB's. I've brewed several of them and I'm always looking to try different recipes. I'm all set and I'll definitely let you know how this one comes out!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:40 AM   #9
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The biscuit malt will be a great addition. Styrian Goldings should work out great too. Just adjust the amount in promash to get about 35 IBU. You could always use any extra for dry hopping or to add to the flame-out addition if you wanted a hoppier nose.
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I'm replying to this thread so I can find it easier when I go AG, because I will definitely be trying this one. I'm concentrating on ESB for my extracts at the moment, and will continue to do so for my first 2 or 3 AGs. I liked the look of the recipe, especially as I am a Fuggles and EKG nut.

The clincher for me though was the pic. The head and colour are exactly how I remember my pints of ESB from when I was living across the pond. That is one beautiful looking pint! I swear I can taste it if I lick my monitor!

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