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My X-Wife's Bitter Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.051
FG1.015
IBU78
ABV4.60 %
SRM10
BJCP Style
04C. Bitter And English Pale Ale, Strong Bitter / English Pale Ale
Description
Decided on the name because my X is pretty darn bitter. Current wife wasn't too keen on it, but I'll put a different name on my chalkboard above the bar. Never had an ESB before, but I sure am darn happy with it.
Submitted by smokingun on 25-Feb-2007

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Deep copper color. So far I've sampled one off the backroom shelf at a cool storage temperature. Nice balanced bitter flavor with good carmely tones. It has a suprisingly slight toasted flavor to it and I'm not sure where that comes from but it's outstanding. Second sample was at a cold temperature and the toasted flavor seemed to be knocked out and more esters were coming through. I may just drink these at cellar room temperatures since the unique flavors came through the best. Absolutely delicious!
Awards My first recipe that I conjured up on my own so 1st place in my book. :-)
Boil Volume 2.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast White Labs London Ale WLP013 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass, 7 days
Secondary Fermentation Plastic, 6 days
Other Fermentation
Procedure Steep grains in 2.5 gallons of water until boil. Add extracts, bring back to boil. Add hops to schedule below. Pitch yeast at 75 degrees.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.046 1.051 1.065
FG 1.011 1.015 1.020
IBU 30 78 65
SRM 6 10 14
ABV 4.4 4.60 6.2
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
50.4 % 3.30 Amber Malt Extract Syrup 17.8 9.0
45.8 % 3.00 Amber Dry Malt Extract 20.3 12.5
3.8 % 0.25 Crystal 60L 1.1 60.0
  6.55     39.2  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 2.00 Fuggles Pellet 5.1 10.2 60 0.049 49.9
25.0 % 1.00 East Kent Goldings Pellet 5.0 5.0 60 0.049 24.4
12.5 % 0.50 East Kent Goldings Pellet 5.0 2.5 15 0.014 3.5
12.5 % 0.50 East Kent Goldings Pellet 5.0 2.5 0 0.000 0.0
  4.00               78.0