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I wouldn't bother with the dry hop and just leave it with the steep.

 

It won't hurt the beer so you can do it if you want. But I think the aroma from 25g EKG may get overpowered by the rest of the beer. It isn't a punchy dry hop.

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Will do, thanks Hairy.

The smells coming out of the airlock are phenomenal, the rasin smell (from the special B?) is very noticeable.

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First taste of this after only a week in the bottle (too impatient I know):

 

Superb, this is already a very tasty ESB. The Special B is very noticeable but not overpowering.

I haven't had a 4 Pines ESB since Christmas but this is certainly along the same lines.

 

A huge leap from my first two K & K brews, thanks to all for the advice, particularly Hairy and Otto.

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Sorry to be a threat necro but 2.5 years and 50 AG brews later and I still haven't made an ESB I prefer to this kit version.

A question for Hairy specifically as I know he has an AG ESB recipe which he based his advice for the above recipe on. I am really hoping he will share the AG recipe with me, pretty please??!

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3 minutes ago, Dirtynidge1 said:

Sorry to be a threat necro but 2.5 years and 50 AG brews later and I still haven't made an ESB I prefer to this kit version.

A question for Hairy specifically as I know he has an AG ESB recipe which he based his advice for the above recipe on. I am really hoping he will share the AG recipe with me, pretty please??!

I will dig it up and post it. It is a Frankenstein ESB but it is really tasty.

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Here is my last version of it. I sometimes play around with the hops and use EKG and Fuggles.

4kg Maris Otter

650g Munich I

200g Special B

150g Caraaroma

50g Chocolate malt

15g Target @ 60 minutes

15g Challenger @ 10 minutes

25g Challenger @ 0 minutes

10g Styrian Golding @ 0 minutes

5g Target @ 0 minutes

23 litres

Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale

OG 1052

IBU 38 (no chill adjusted)

You will need to play around with it based on your system. I hope you enjoy it.

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Great thanks very much for that.

Quick question as a fellow No Chiller; do the 0mins hops go in the NC cube or are they whirlpooled in the kettle?

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Just before I Whirlpool. Probably the equivalent of a 20-25 minute hop stand.

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19 minutes ago, Hairy said:

Here is my last version of it. I sometimes play around with the hops and use EKG and Fuggles.

4kg Maris Otter

650g Munich I

200g Special B

150g Caraaroma

50g Chocolate malt

15g Target @ 60 minutes

15g Challenger @ 10 minutes

25g Challenger @ 0 minutes

10g Styrian Golding @ 0 minutes

5g Target @ 0 minutes

23 litres

Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale

OG 1052

IBU 38 (no chill adjusted)

You will need to play around with it based on your system. I hope you enjoy it.

This is going on my list. 

Good work Hairy!!

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Pre boil gravity?

Original gravity for fermentation is 1052.

Final gravity would be around 1013.

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