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SweetWater Motor Boat ESB Clone HomeBrew Recipe

sweetwater motorboat esb clone
sweetwater motorboat esb clone
sweetwater motorboat esb clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: ESB
Target ABV: 5.6%
Target IBUs: 37
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted September 16, 2013 by


All Grain American Style ESB Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an ESB, similar to SweetWater Motor Boat. Medium-bodied copper colored ESB. Aromas of citrus and piney hops. Balanced flavors of caramel, toasted malts, and citrusy hops. Smooth finish with moderate hop bitterness.



9.5 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Vienna Malt

10 oz. Crystal 60

8 oz. CaraPils

4 oz. Crystal 80

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Sterling 7%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Cascade 6%a 20 minutes

1 oz. US Goldings 5%a 5 minutes

Dry-hops: 1 oz. Cascade

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast


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 secondary and age for 3 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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