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Anderson Valley Belk’s ESB Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Anderson Valley Belk's ESB Clone
Anderson Valley Belk's ESB Clone
Anderson Valley Belk's ESB Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: American Double ESB
Target ABV: 6.8%
Target IBUs: 55
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Posted June 25, 2013 by


All Grain Extra Special Bitter HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an ESB similar to Anderson Valley’s Belk’s Extra Special Bitter. Deep golden color with a medium body. Earthy and herbal hop aromas and flavors. At the high end of hop bitterness for this style.



12 lbs Pale Malt

1 1/2 lbs Crystal 40

1 lb Munich 20

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Nugget 13%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Northern Brewer 9%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. Columbus 15%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. US Golding 5%a, at flameout

YeastWyeast 1318 London Ale III or White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary age for 5 weeks.


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