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British Bitter - Best Bitter

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Best Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Hořčík #1
23 L 4.46% 32.03 1.045 1.011
All Grain 4606
Timothy Taylor Landlord Clone
21 L 4.31% 34.5 1.046 1.013
BIAB 3969
English Pale Ale (AG)
23 L 4.45% 25.72 1.045 1.011
All Grain 3393
Whitbread Flowers Original Bitter
22 L 4.52% 32.31 1.044 1.010
All Grain 2735
queen of the iceni
5.5 gal 3.92% 34.68 1.040 1.010
All Grain 2697
Yorkshire Bitter
23 L 3.93% 33.04 1.042 1.012
All Grain 2395
Allt Home Fire
20 L 4.47% 36.77 1.043 1.009
All Grain 2139
Prodigal son 2
22 L 4.52% 39.01 1.043 1.009
Partial Mash 1869
bitter
20 L 4.5% 35.71 1.046 1.011
All Grain 1821
Štajerc #1
27 L 4.53% 26.5 1.046 1.012
extract 1488

Newest Best Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Oyyyym Bri'ish!!!
5 gal 4.64% 41.97 1.046 1.010
All Grain 0
Growler English Bitter
23 L 4.14% 36.31 1.047 1.016
All Grain 5
Leigh PA (v1)
15 L 4.74% 51.38 1.048 1.012
All Grain 10
Herro's Best Effort
9 L 4.69% 35.89 1.047 1.011
BIAB 9
Victory Bitter
5 gal 5.06% 29.41 1.051 1.012
All Grain 7
Light bitter
23 L 4.57% 42.53 1.046 1.012
All Grain 7
Fuggles
20.8 L 4.16% 28.43 1.042 1.011
All Grain 14
Trying My Best - Bitter
4.5 L 3.81% 30.95 1.036 1.007
BIAB 10
Commoners ESB variant
5 L 4.99% 42.72 1.049 1.011
BIAB 9
Best Bitter
5.5 gal 4.55% 29.49 1.048 1.013
All Grain 9

Fermentables Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 531 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 81% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 94 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 81 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 20%
Torrified Wheat 68 Grain other 2°L
36 6% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 66 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 1% - 13%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 62 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 80% 18% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 60 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 6% - 97%
American - Victory 57 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 3% - 24%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 55 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 0% - 10%
Belgian - Biscuit 55 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 0% - 24%

Hops Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 395 5 32% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 294 4.5 31% 6% - 100%
Challenger 156 8.5 31% 4% - 100%
Target 83 11.5 33% 3% - 86%
Styrian Goldings 83 5.5 29% 5% - 86%
Cascade 67 7 24% 4% - 78%
Magnum 59 15 26% 2% - 100%
Northern Brewer 59 7.8 34% 5% - 77%
Willamette 54 4.5 31% 8% - 100%
Goldings 54 4.5 30% 9% - 75%

Steeping Grains Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 8 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 57% 15% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 70% 25% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 6 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 51% 21% - 83%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 5 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 42% 20% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 90L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 86% 43% - 100%
German - CaraRed 3 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 50% 50% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 3 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 73% 44% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 30L 3 American Grain crystal malt 30°L
34 19% 8% - 25%
American - Victory 3 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 64% 25% - 100%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 50% 50% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 239 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 64 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 58 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 43 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 42 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 39 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 35 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 29 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 29 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 27 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 131 Water Agt Mash 32% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 71 Fining Boil 79% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 63 Fining Boil 74% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 50 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 73%
Epsom Salt 46 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 43%
Lactic acid 38 Water Agt Mash 84% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 35 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 53%
Table Salt 24 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 31%
Baking Soda 23 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 38%
Chalk 12 Water Agt Other 25% 0% - 58%

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