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Offline Richard

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Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:16:25 PM »
This was one of my favourite beers from the UK, although I must admit I wasn't quite as adventurous with my beer tastes back then. I've looked around and found a bunch of variations on a theme re: clone recipe, so I'm taking the bits I like from each and rolling with that.

6 Gallons.

9lbs Maris-Otter.
0.5lbs Flaked Barley.
0.5lbs Flaked Brewer's Corn.
0.5lbs Dark Brown Sugar (Muscovado)
4oz Crystal-110 (EBC)
2oz Roast Barley.

1.2oz Challenger 8.8% @ 60.
1oz EKG 5% @ 20.
1oz EKG 5% @ Flameout.

Gelatin into keg.

1068 ESB Yeast.

Mash 4 gallons @ 154, sparge 4 gallons @ 168.
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Re: Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 06:04:50 PM »
This worked out exceptionally well... very similar to the original, but I couldn't comment on the clone status without a pint of each in front of me. Did a re-run yesterday on the yeast-cake from this, so will see if there's any variation from a (much) bigger yeast pitch.

The muscovado provides quite a lot of complexity from the small amount used... pretty much fills in the gaps that you might otherwise expect from the thrifty use of crystal malt.
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Re: Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 09:32:32 PM »
just got some of the 1068 ESB yeast myself. You like in this style?
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Re: Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 10:23:31 PM »
Yup, very nice in bitters.
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Re: Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 05:01:56 PM »
On reflection, I think I'll re-run this with 4oz of sugar rather than 8 (slightly too cloying molasses flavor), 1oz of RB rather than 2 (slightly too dark), and 0.8oz of Challenger rather than 1.2 (slightly too bitter).
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Re: Abbott Ale ESB Clone
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 11:14:17 AM »
Just trying to clone the recipe I remember (although a little hazily)... however I may end up with something more to my recent tastes ;)
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