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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 3292
Best_Bitter_III
4.5 gal 4.1% 35.5 1.044 1.013
All Grain 3008
English Pale Ale (AG)
23 L 4.45% 25.72 1.045 1.011
All Grain 2173
Timothy Taylor Landlord Clone
21 L 4.31% 34.5 1.046 1.013
BIAB 2074
queen of the iceni
5.5 gal 3.92% 34.68 1.040 1.010
All Grain 2057
Allt Home Fire
20 L 4.47% 36.77 1.043 1.009
All Grain 1557
Prodigal son 2
22 L 4.52% 39.01 1.043 1.009
Partial Mash 1543
Whitbread Flowers Original Bitter
22 L 4.52% 32.31 1.044 1.010
All Grain 1477
Štajerc #1
27 L 4.53% 26.5 1.046 1.012
extract 1116
bitter
20 L 4.5% 35.71 1.046 1.011
All Grain 1063

Newest Best Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Courage - Directors
5 gal 1.27% 0 1.013 1.003
BIAB 4
Hylleraas Bitter (Extract version)
20 L 4.67% 28.03 1.054 1.018
extract 6
Best bitter
5.5 gal 4.14% 31.62 1.042 1.011
BIAB 11
British Ale
22 L 4.54% 31.22 1.046 1.012
All Grain 24
best bitter
38 L 7.27% 38.08 1.072 1.016
All Grain 21
london pride
9 L 4.6% 30 1.045 1.010
BIAB 33
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 1.9% 38.56 1.019 1.005
All Grain 20
Best Bitter
310 gal 4.2% 0 1.042 1.010
All Grain 25
Southwold Ale
5.5 gal 4.61% 29.51 1.045 1.010
All Grain 41
Arkells 3B
10 L 4.01% 30.15 1.039 1.009
BIAB 32

Fermentables Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 428 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 80% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 83 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 36%
Torrified Wheat 62 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 60 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 2% - 19%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 51 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 81% 19% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 48 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 1% - 13%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 44 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 75% 11% - 99%
American - Victory 43 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 3% - 13%
American - Pale 2-Row 43 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 69% 6% - 96%
Belgian - Biscuit 41 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 1% - 20%

Hops Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 310 5 32% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 228 4.5 31% 6% - 100%
Challenger 125 8.5 32% 4% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 72 5.5 29% 9% - 63%
Target 71 11.5 33% 3% - 86%
Cascade 59 7 24% 4% - 78%
Northern Brewer 52 7.8 35% 5% - 77%
Magnum 47 15 26% 4% - 100%
Goldings 43 4.5 29% 9% - 71%
Willamette 38 4.5 31% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 5 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 72% 43% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 79% 25% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 90L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 86% 43% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 4 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 44% 20% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 15% 11% - 17%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 50% 50% - 50%
German - CaraRed 3 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 50% 50% - 50%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 3 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 51% 24% - 80%
Flaked Oats 2 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 39% 12% - 67%
United Kingdom - Crystal 50L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 50°L
34 79% 59% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 189 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 50 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 47 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 36 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 30 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 29 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 27 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 25 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 23 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 18 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 82 Water Agt Mash 33% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 67 Fining Boil 82% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 52 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 73%
Whirlfloc 42 Water Agt Boil 71% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 26 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 43%
Lactic acid 22 Water Agt Sparge 81% 1% - 100%
Table Salt 15 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 31%
Baking Soda 14 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Chalk 9 Water Agt Other 28% 1% - 58%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 31% 1% - 50%

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