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British Bitter - Ordinary Bitter

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Ordinary Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
John Smith
5.5 gal 3.21% 35.81 1.034 1.010
Partial Mash 3406
Bitter
5.5 gal 3.76% 28.8 1.038 1.010
BIAB 2785
Goose Island Honkers Ale Clone
11 gal 4.3% 29.9 1.047 1.014
All Grain 2723
UK Ordinary Bitter
20 L 3.64% 29.34 1.037 1.010
All Grain 1771
Luddite Ales 2017
500 L 3.77% 35.59 1.037 1.008
All Grain 1767
Black Sheep Ale clone
23 L 3.93% 26.25 1.039 1.010
All Grain 1709
Roger's
23 L 3.94% 20.87 1.039 1.008
BIAB 1695
House Beer
1 gal 4.47% 16.72 1.046 1.012
All Grain 1560
6X clone
6 gal 5.12% 21.9 1.051 1.012
BIAB 1500
Excited Hobbits
25 L 4.81% 28.4 1.049 1.012
Partial Mash 1458

Newest Ordinary Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.23% 31.45 1.053 1.013
All Grain 6
Limmy Tanlord
23 L 4.39% 44.96 1.043 1.010
All Grain 8
Boom Face
23 L 3.42% 30.49 1.034 1.008
All Grain 10
Jolls Aussie Bitter Ale
19 L 4.36% 41.59 1.041 1.007
All Grain 12
Stock Bitter
3.63 gal 3.77% 29.08 1.039 1.010
BIAB 13
test
34 L 4.18% 0 1.042 1.010
All Grain 14
Awesome Recipe
4 L 3.42% 0 1.035 1.009
All Grain 5
Fullers Chiswick Bitter
2.75 gal 3.83% 29.08 1.040 1.011
BIAB 27
Green King
2.75 gal 3.5% 34.12 1.038 1.011
BIAB 19
Awesome Recipe
1.5 gal 3.64% 25.04 1.036 1.008
extract 14

Fermentables Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 322 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 83% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 50 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 47 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 2% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 47 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 0% - 16%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 40 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 81% 8% - 100%
Pale 2-Row 40 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 70% 9% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 37 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 0% - 22%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 37 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 81% 24% - 100%
American - Victory 33 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 0% - 22%
Torrified Wheat 33 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 7% 1% - 19%

Hops Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 250 5 32% 6% - 100%
Fuggles 167 4.5 33% 8% - 100%
Challenger 91 8.5 35% 9% - 100%
Cascade 41 7 30% 8% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 41 5.5 28% 11% - 80%
Magnum 39 15 29% 2% - 100%
Goldings 38 4.5 34% 1% - 100%
Target 35 11.5 34% 11% - 100%
Kent Goldings 33 5 36% 11% - 100%
Willamette 30 4.5 30% 9% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 6 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 56% 29% - 100%
United Kingdom - Cara Malt 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 17.5°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 45% 14% - 68%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 4 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 69% 50% - 92%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 40% 17% - 50%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 20% 9% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 3 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 45% 8% - 90%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 2 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 60% 59% - 60%
United Kingdom - Crystal 45L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 45°L
34 75% 50% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 90L 2 American Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 50% 50% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 135 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 47 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 41 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 39 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 32 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 26 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 17 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
- - Gervin Ale (by Muntons) GV-12 13 - Ale n/a High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 12 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 12 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 66 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 48 Other Boil 66% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 46 Fining Boil 66% 9% - 100%
Epsom Salt 27 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 22 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 18 Water Agt Mash 66% 1% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 18 Water Agt Mash 36% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 15 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 14 Water Agt Sparge 15% 0% - 45%
Table Salt 12 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 23%

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