Category Archives: ESB

Farke’s ESB 1.1

Early in 2019, I made an English bitter that turned out exceptionally. Hoping to capitalize on that success, I did a second iteration at the end of November. The overall recipe is pretty similar, although the base malt brand was … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Old Speckled Hen Clone

After a month of keg conditioning, it’s time to do a taste test of my Old Speckled Hen clone attempt! Old Speckled Hen Clone Basics Starting gravity = 1.055; final gravity = 1.011; abv = 5.8%; estimated IBU = 37 Appearance … Continue reading

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Brewing Update: Old Speckled Hen Clone and Red Oak Ale

Red Oak Ale sample Tonight I transferred the Old Speckled Hen Clone and the Red Oak Ale (right) out of their respective primary fermenters and into their kegs. Visible fermentation had long since ceased for both. Old Speckled Hen Clone … Continue reading

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Old Speckled Hen Clone

Time for another new recipe. One of my favorite English beers readily available in the USA is Old Speckled Hen, an ale that falls somewhere in the English Pale Ale / Extra Special Bitter style. A quick internet search turned … Continue reading

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