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looking to an esb style bitter for my firtst ag any ideas on hops and malts ect this is what i may try

Blakeview bitter

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

04-B Bitter & English Pale Ale, Special or Best Bitter

Min OG: 1.039 Max OG: 1.045
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 45
Min Clr: 12 Max Clr: 28 Color in EBC

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (L): 23.00 Wort Size (L): 23.00
Total Grain (kg): 5.50
Anticipated OG: 1.052 Plato: 12.78
Anticipated EBC: 16.8
Anticipated IBU: 38.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 27.06 L
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.044 SG 10.94 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %
Additional Utilization Used For First Wort Hops: -10 %


% Amount Name Origin Potential EBC
90.9 5.00 kg. TF Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt UK 309.07 6
4.5 0.25 kg. TF Crystal UK 284.01 145
4.5 0.25 kg. JWM Wheat Malt Australia 334.13 4

Potential represented as IOB- HWE ( L / kg ).


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
25.00 g. Fuggle Pellet 5.00 0.0 Dry Hop
27.00 g. Fuggle Pellet 5.00 5.1 15 min.
23.00 g. Wye Northdown Pellet 8.50 27.7 60 min.
10.00 g. Fuggle Pellet 4.75 6.1 First WH


WYeast 1728 Scotish Ale

Water Profile

Profile known for:

Calcium(Ca): 0.0 ppm
Magnesium(Mg): 0.0 ppm
Sodium(Na): 0.0 ppm
Sulfate(SO4): 0.0 ppm
Chloride(Cl): 0.0 ppm
biCarbonate(HCO3): 0.0 ppm

pH: 0.00

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain kg: 5.50
Water Qts: 17.67 - Before Additional Infusions
Water L: 16.72 - Before Additional Infusions

L Water Per kg Grain: 3.04 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 0 Time: 0

Total Mash Volume L: 20.39 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Celsius.
gday jaz
looking over a few recipes i have i reckon you should include goldings hops.both recipes have of luck on the first ag

big d
I'm with big d on this, but purely because I prefer goldings hops to fuggles. I've done all-fuggles flavour/aroma brews before, and found them to taste too earthy.

Just me though :) Goldings has a lovely clean hop taste to it.
Just want to add my 2 cents worth.

Jazman, I love Fuggles so go for it although some Goldings wouldn't go astray.
I like your idea of dryhopping with Fuggles, the same is done in JS IPA.

For the yeast I don't think Scottish Ale is suited to ESB's or bitters in general. The Scottish yeast accentuates maltiness and is suited to lower bittered beers. I would try Wyeast 1028, 1335 or the Nottingham Dry yeast. You would be suprised at how many micros in the UK use Nottingham yeast.
Anyway, it is your beer so go for it and let us know how this goes.

Cheers and bollocks
I'd go with goldings for the dry hop, the recipe looks good.
Also white labs dry english ale yeast is a fantastic liquid yeast for ales it really ferments well and drops crystal clear at the end.
with the yeast i already have some i scored from some were and im sperimenting also i have used golding before and i thought those to hops fuggles and golding were a similar hop

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