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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 3780
Timothy Taylor Landlord Clone
21 L 4.31% 34.5 1.046 1.013
BIAB 2730
English Pale Ale (AG)
23 L 4.45% 25.72 1.045 1.011
All Grain 2509
queen of the iceni
5.5 gal 3.92% 34.68 1.040 1.010
All Grain 2281
Whitbread Flowers Original Bitter
22 L 4.52% 32.31 1.044 1.010
All Grain 2007
Allt Home Fire
20 L 4.47% 36.77 1.043 1.009
All Grain 1780
Prodigal son 2
22 L 4.52% 39.01 1.043 1.009
Partial Mash 1651
bitter
20 L 4.5% 35.71 1.046 1.011
All Grain 1363
Yorkshire Bitter
23 L 3.93% 33.04 1.042 1.012
All Grain 1314
Štajerc #1
27 L 4.53% 26.5 1.046 1.012
extract 1234

Newest Best Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
beer fest
105 L 4.28% 32.12 1.043 1.011
BIAB 0
Canadian Pale Ale
3 gal 4.51% 19.54 1.052 1.017
All Grain 2
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 4.47% 104.91 1.044 1.009
All Grain 1
Bestest Bitter
2.85 gal 4.22% 40.99 1.046 1.014
BIAB 12
Sarah is bitter
5.5 gal 4.51% 39.19 1.049 1.014
All Grain 6
Special Bitter
22 L 4.19% 36.72 1.048 1.016
All Grain 19
Jesus Shuttlesworth
23 L 4.44% 20.79 1.043 1.010
All Grain 17
Boxing Day
465 gal 5.88% 0 1.059 1.014
All Grain 7
Test ESB
5.5 gal 6.63% 38.86 1.066 1.016
All Grain 36
Happy Barry nov 19
21 L 4.05% 33.98 1.040 1.009
All Grain 18

Fermentables Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 467 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 81% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 89 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 65 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 19%
Torrified Wheat 65 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 55 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 1% - 13%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 54 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 80% 19% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 50 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 6% - 97%
American - Victory 48 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 6% 3% - 13%
Belgian - Biscuit 48 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 1% - 24%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 46 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 75% 11% - 99%

Hops Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 340 5 32% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 248 4.5 31% 6% - 100%
Challenger 137 8.5 31% 4% - 100%
Target 80 11.5 33% 3% - 86%
Styrian Goldings 77 5.5 28% 7% - 63%
Cascade 61 7 24% 4% - 78%
Magnum 54 15 26% 4% - 100%
Northern Brewer 52 7.8 35% 5% - 77%
Goldings 48 4.5 29% 9% - 71%
Willamette 41 4.5 32% 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 6 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 68% 43% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 79% 25% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 4 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 44% 20% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 90L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 86% 43% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 4 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 45% 24% - 80%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 50% 50% - 50%
United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 120L 3 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 87% 60% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 15% 11% - 17%
German - CaraRed 3 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 50% 50% - 50%
Flaked Oats 2 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 39% 12% - 67%

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-04 212 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 61 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 37 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 32 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 31 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 31 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 26 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 22 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 21 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 98 Water Agt Mash 35% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 66 Fining Boil 82% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 51 Fining Boil 72% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 50 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 73%
Epsom Salt 30 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 43%
Lactic acid 26 Water Agt Mash 80% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 19 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 53%
Table Salt 18 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 31%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Mash 26% 1% - 58%

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