Balanced, easy to drink ESB. Don't let the "bitter" mislead you. Extra Special Bitter (ESB) All Grain Recipe
ESBs are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character, but nothing overpowering. Color range will be similar, though leaning towards the darker end of the scale; dark golds to copper. Low carbonation. Malts tend to be more pronounced, often toasty and fruity, with maybe some notes diacetyl. And despite "bitter" being in its name, ESBs are not really all that bitter. They key to an ESB is balance.
Yield : 5 Gallons
Original Gravity : 1.058
Final Gravity : 1.014
Color / SRM : Amber
Alcohol by Volume : 5.60%
IBU (anticipated, alpha acids can fluctuate) : 45
Specialty Grains : Crystal 40L
Hops : Target, Kent Goldings
Recipe Includes : Base Malt Grain, Specialty Grains & Hops, Lyle's SyrupView The Extra Special Bitter (ESB) All Grain Recipe Instructions here.