This kit brews 20ltrs of beer. Full recipe details can be found in the CAMRA’s essential Guide to Home Brewing.
West Berkshire – Dr Hexter’s Healer
Founded in 1995 by Dave and Helen Maggs, West Berkshire has grown significantly over the years. They are now on their fourth and largest expansion. Their latest brewery comes from CFT, of Parma, Italy, and includes a 3-vessel 60 hectolitre brew house comprising a mash tun, lauter tun and copper whirlpool. They also have an automatic hop-dosing unit that adds hops at pre-planned stages and a hop back that can be packed with hops to add additional flavour and aroma. Their modern brewery is open to the public and features a shop, tap room and restaurant which features food cooked or designed to pair with their beers.
Crisp Maris Otter
Crisp Dark Crystal Malt
Crisp Pale Wheat Malt
Crisp Chocolate Malt
3985g Total Grain Bill
Bramling Cross Pellets (30 grams)
First Gold Pellets (30 grams)
Cascade Pellets (30 grams)
Fuggles Pellets (10 grams)
SafAle™ S-04 11.5g (1 packs)
Beer Style (main): British Ales
Beer Style (sub): Extra Special Bitter
Batch Size: 20L
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV %: 5.0
Temperature °C: 65
Length (mins): 60
Boil time (mins): 90 minutes
Additions and timing:
10g Fuggles 90mins
30g Cascade 5mins
30g Bramling Cross 5mins
30g First Gold 5mins
Secondary additions and timing:
Fermentation temperature/steps: pitch at 18c and allow to free rise to 21 degrees
Full-bodied and highly hopped, this robust copper-coloured ale is packed with rich toffee flavours and marmalade zestiness, typical of the ESB style. Winner of many awards since it was first brewed in 2003, including CAMRA’s Champion Strong Beer of Britain.
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.
NOTE: This recipe uses 10g of Fuggles in place of Sovereign