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Arcadia ESB Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.049
FG1.010
IBU38
ABV5.00 %
SRM7
BJCP Style
04B. Bitter And English Pale Ale, Special or Best Bitter
Description
An inexpensive British Bitter with a West-Coast flair ready to drink in less time than considered proper. A proven recipe that is my house standard.
Submitted by radtek on 18-Aug-2007

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Effervescent, malty and smooth with toffee and intense citrusy notes.
Awards
Boil Volume 4.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 4.00 gallons
Yeast Safale s-04 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Plastic pail 9-10 days
Secondary Fermentation None
Other Fermentation None
Procedure Add 1/2 lb ground crystal 10 to 1/2 gal 155F water and steep for 30 min. Add malt extract to kettle, pour in 1gal hot water and 1 lb cane sugar and dissolve. Add steeping liquid after draining grains. Add water to reach 4 gal and bring to boil. Hop schedule with Irish Moss and cool. Pitch yeast in fermenter. Add cool water to make 4 gal as needed. Ferment mid 60's for 9-10 days crashing at very end if possible and keg. Force carb and drink immediately enjoying your very clear brew. An Igloo Ice cube cooler holds a 5 gal bucket, and reusable ice-packs help maintain fermentation temps that are monitored by a digital probe. To crash, add 1 bag ice to cooler and chill for some hours then rack into keg.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.039 1.049 1.045
FG 1.009 1.010 1.014
IBU 20 38 45
SRM 6 7 14
ABV 3.7 5.00 4.8
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
72.7 % 4.00 Amber Malt Extract Syrup 27.0 9.0
18.2 % 1.00 Cane sugar 8.6 1.0
9.1 % 0.50 Crystal 10L I grind it fine for this. 2.9 10.0
  5.50     38.5  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
11.1 % 0.25 Columbus Pellet 13.4 3.4 60 0.256 16.1
44.4 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 5.8 5.8 20 0.155 16.8
44.4 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 5.8 5.8 5 0.051 5.5
  2.25               38.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
1 tsp Irish moss Last 15 min of boil helps clarity a great deal but not neccesary for enjoyment