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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 3541
Best_Bitter_III
4.5 gal 4.1% 33.1 1.044 1.013
All Grain 3347
Timothy Taylor Landlord Clone
21 L 4.31% 34.5 1.046 1.013
BIAB 2360
English Pale Ale (AG)
23 L 4.45% 25.72 1.045 1.011
All Grain 2338
queen of the iceni
5.5 gal 3.92% 34.68 1.040 1.010
All Grain 2159
Whitbread Flowers Original Bitter
22 L 4.52% 32.31 1.044 1.010
All Grain 1750
Allt Home Fire
20 L 4.47% 36.77 1.043 1.009
All Grain 1670
Prodigal son 2
22 L 4.52% 39.01 1.043 1.009
Partial Mash 1604
bitter
20 L 4.5% 35.71 1.046 1.011
All Grain 1213
Štajerc #1
27 L 4.53% 26.5 1.046 1.012
extract 1160

Newest Best Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Bitter Hespebay
18 L 4.29% 39.47 1.047 1.014
All Grain 0
madeinead 45 rev 2
45 L 4.25% 30.54 1.043 1.011
All Grain 1
Hawthorn SB
5.5 gal 4.4% 28.46 1.043 1.009
All Grain 1
Bitter
21 L 5.18% 39.68 1.052 1.013
All Grain 5
CJ Pub Ale
4.5 gal 5.09% 58.55 1.054 1.016
extract 2
ESB 3
5.5 gal 4.33% 30.68 1.047 1.014
All Grain 6
Best Bitter
2.5 gal 4.37% 25.06 1.047 1.014
BIAB 17
Fresh Speckled Hen
3 gal 5.05% 34.69 1.051 1.013
All Grain 40
ESB
8 L 7.32% 54.34 1.073 1.018
BIAB 10
Pale Ale - Flowers GL 1955
23 L 4.34% 43.25 1.047 1.014
All Grain 6

Fermentables Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 449 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 80% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 88 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 29%
Torrified Wheat 66 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 61 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 2% - 19%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 55 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 80% 19% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 55 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 1% - 13%
American - Pale 2-Row 48 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 6% - 97%
Belgian - Biscuit 46 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 7% 1% - 20%
American - Victory 45 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 6% 3% - 13%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 45 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 0% - 10%

Hops Used In Best Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 327 5 32% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 235 4.5 30% 6% - 100%
Challenger 135 8.5 31% 4% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 79 5.5 29% 9% - 75%
Target 75 11.5 33% 3% - 86%
Cascade 61 7 24% 4% - 78%
Northern Brewer 53 7.8 35% 5% - 77%
Magnum 52 15 26% 4% - 100%
Goldings 49 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
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 79% 25% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 5 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 72% 43% - 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-04 202 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 57 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 46 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
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 33 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 28 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 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 95 Water Agt Mash 35% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 68 Fining Boil 81% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 51 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 73%
Whirlfloc 48 Fining Boil 70% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 29 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 43%
Lactic acid 23 Water Agt Mash 78% 1% - 100%
Table Salt 17 Water Agt Other 8% 0% - 31%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 17 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 53%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Chalk 9 Water Agt Mash 28% 1% - 58%

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