#16 ESB Mk2

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#16 ESB Mk2

Post by chefgage » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Brewed this on saturday. Its my ESB that i am trying to perfect. This is the second version of it, and this time i have used the grainfather for the first time.

Grain
4.5kg maris otter
0.25kg caramel crystal 60
0.25kg dark crystal 240

Hops
50g challenger 60 mins
30g EKG 10 mins
30g EKG 0 mins

Yeast
Safale S-04

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Heating the mash water up

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Grain bill

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Mashing in

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Recirculating

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Ready for sparging

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Sparging, i really like this feature on the controller

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Boiling

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Cooling

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Fermenting, excuse the state of the wall

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by rui » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:50 am

your recipe looks nice!! and all the set up to!!

cheers
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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by chefgage » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks. Going to brew another recipe tomorrow, got to get the stocks of beer up :)

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by SMASH3R » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 pm

See link for the can you brew it Fullers ESB thread on JBK
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32971&p=377108#p377108

Despite my criticism about my attempt, it is pretty close to the bottle version. In conclusion the only major difference is probably the Fullers yeast. However, the bottled ESB (which I happen to be drinking now) is a pale shadow of the draught version unfortunately :(

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by alexlark » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:57 am

I've harvested the Fuller's yeast from a couple of bottles of 1845. Used it in a Hobgoblin clone last month. Lurrrvley

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by MTW » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:06 am

Nice brew thread cheers.
alexlark wrote:
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I've harvested the Fuller's yeast from a couple of bottles of 1845. Used it in a Hobgoblin clone last month. Lurrrvley
Different to wlp002?
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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by Jim » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:55 am

Nice pics!

Have you used caramel crystal malt in previous brews? Just curious what it adds to the flavour.
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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by alexlark » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:36 pm

I've never used WLP002 so I'm not sure.
My last Hob Gob was S-04. The Fuller's is definitely an improvement.

Edit: WLP002 is supposed to be Fullers; http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm
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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by sladeywadey » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:09 pm

How did this ESB brew work out?

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by chefgage » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:14 pm

sladeywadey wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:09 pm
How did this ESB brew work out?
I tried a bottle after 2 weeks. Carbonation was spot on. Clarity was very good, in fact it has been my clearest yet, despite not doing anything to help it clear. Taste wise the initial taste was promising. It has a slight alcoholly taste that i would describe as slightly unpleasent. I have had this with other brews of similar ingrediants used. When i have given it another couple of weeks this has mellowed out.

The esb has a very nice caramel/toffee after taste which provided a nice mouthfeel.

Looking forward to trying another bottle next weekend when it will have been conditioning for 4 weeks.

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Re: #16 ESB Mk2

Post by chefgage » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:29 pm

Jim wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:55 am
Nice pics!

Have you used caramel crystal malt in previous brews? Just curious what it adds to the flavour.
I used it in the first version of the esb. This was caramel crystal 80L. It gave a very nice toffee/caramel after taste that sort of hung about/stuck in the mouth. This is by no means unpleasent and gave a nice touch to the beer.

In the second version i have used caramel crystal 60L. This gave a similar after taste as befor but with some thing i cannot put my finger on (in a nice.way). Hopefully after a couple more weeks conditioning i will become more apparent. Obviously something to do with the dark crystal 240L.

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