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Classic English ESB HomeBrew Recipe

English ESB
English ESB
English ESB


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: English-Style ESB
Target ABV: 6.0%
Target IBUs: 42
4.5/ 5

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Posted February 2, 2014 by


All Grain English Style ESB HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a classic English Style ESB. Smooth caramel malt and nutty malt flavors, with earthy hop notes. Balanced finish with moderate bitterness. Dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings hops.



11 lbs. Maris Otter

12 oz. Caramel 60

2 oz. Chocolate Malt


1  oz. Northern Brewer 9%a, 60 minutes

1  oz. East Kent Goldings 5%a, 20 minutes

1  oz. East Kent Goldings 5%a, 10 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale or Wyeast 1318 London Ale III

Dry-Hop: 1 oz. East Kent Goldings


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 and age for 4 weeks. Add dry hops for last 7 days.

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