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Sussex bitter

145.94 calories 17.95 g
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 19 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 10 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.090 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Calories: (Per )
Carbs: (Per )
Created Saturday September 6th 2014
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
2 kg Dry Malt Extract - Light2 kg Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 74.1%
0.50 kg Dry Malt Extract - Wheat0.5 kg Dry Malt Extract - Wheat 42 3 18.5%
2.5 kg / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.20 kg United Kingdom - Crystal 50L0.2 kg Crystal 50L 34 50 7.4%
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
25 g Bramling Cross25 g Bramling Cross Hops Leaf/Whole 6.5 First Wort 0 min 8.37 27.8%
17 g Challenger17 g Challenger Hops Leaf/Whole 8.5 Boil 60 min 12.29 18.9%
23 g Fuggles23 g Fuggles Hops Leaf/Whole 4.5 Boil 60 min 8.8 25.6%
15 g Bramling Cross15 g Bramling Cross Hops Leaf/Whole 6.5 Boil 15 min 4.11 16.7%
10 g Goldings10 g Goldings Hops Leaf/Whole 4.5 Boil 15 min 1.9 11.1%
90 g / 0.00
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Very High
Optimum Temp:
18 - 20 °C
Fermentation Temp:
20 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 78 B cells required
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Quick Water Requirements
Water Liters
Target batch size 19
Grain absorption losses (steep / mash) -0.2
Boil water added to kettle 8.4
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 1.6
Starting boil volume 10
Boil off losses -6
Hops absorption losses -0.5
Top off amount 15.5
WARNING: Kettle losses >2% detected which throw off OG calculation for extract/partial mash recipes in batch target 'fermentor' mode. Solution: Reduce kettle dead space, misc losses and hops absorption in equipment profile, OR set batch target to 'kettle' and do a full wort boil. See batch target FAQ.  
Total: 24  
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

Aiming for a Sussex style (Harveys) bitter. Adapted from the recipe suggested by dyqik on the homebrewtalk forum which is itself based on one from the jim's beer kits forum. Both are all grain recipes so I've adapted for extract and also adjusted the hops and timings slightly. Grains steeped in 6 litres at 65 to 70 degrees then topped up to 10 litres for the boil with half the malt extract added at this point and the rest at the end. Hence target IBUs should be higher than predicted here. Decided to try a fwh with some of the bramlings cross hops rather than steeping at the end as I've read this gives a better more balanced flavour and aroma.

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  • Last Updated: 2014-11-08 12:54 UTC