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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
Hop Back Summer Lightning Clone
5 gal 4.72% 37.8 1.049 1.013
All Grain 2887
Ordinary Bitter
8 L 3.66% 28.98 1.036 1.008
BIAB 2609
Fullers London Pride Clone
60 L 4.91% 32.64 1.048 1.011
All Grain 2299
John Smith
5.5 gal 3.21% 35.81 1.034 1.010
Partial Mash 1202
Luddite Ales 2017
500 L 3.77% 35.59 1.037 1.008
All Grain 1078
House Beer
1 gal 4.47% 16.72 1.046 1.012
All Grain 951
Ye olde bitter
21 L 3.65% 30.25 1.041 1.013
All Grain 950
Roger's
23 L 3.94% 20.87 1.039 1.008
BIAB 932
Excited Hobbits
25 L 4.81% 28.4 1.049 1.012
Partial Mash 922
Pale Mild
9 L 3.57% 16.78 1.040 1.012
Partial Mash 915

Newest Ordinary Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Test
20.8 L 4.68% 24.68 1.046 1.010
All Grain 5
Gods Own Yorkshire Bitter
25 L 3.75% 29.17 1.038 1.010
All Grain 2
IP 84
3354 L 4.83% 23.69 1.045 1.008
All Grain 7
Young's Special London Ale Clone
5 gal 6.66% 30.85 1.074 1.023
All Grain 12
Pale Rider
52 L 5.22% 102.68 1.057 1.017
extract 15
English Bitter
5.5 gal 3.35% 22.24 1.039 1.014
extract 19
Ordinary Bitter
5.5 gal 3.76% 20.37 1.038 1.010
extract 19
Yonder Farmhouse Pale
3300 L 3.52% 4.54 1.036 1.009
All Grain 16
Elderflower Blonde Ale
21 L 4.62% 54.6 1.043 1.008
BIAB 28
andrimne bitter
61 L 3.64% 31.08 1.040 1.013
All Grain 17

Fermentables Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 301 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 84% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 42 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 1% - 13%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 42 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 40 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 15%
American - Pale 2-Row 39 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 77% 36% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 36 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 83% 8% - 100%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 36 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 79% 24% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 35 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 1% - 22%
Torrified Wheat 32 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 8% 2% - 19%
United Kingdom - Amber 30 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 8% 1% - 67%

Hops Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 222 5 32% 7% - 100%
Fuggles 147 4.5 32% 8% - 100%
Challenger 84 8.5 35% 5% - 100%
Target 37 11.5 35% 11% - 100%
Cascade 35 7 30% 8% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 34 5.5 31% 11% - 80%
Goldings 34 4.5 33% 1% - 100%
Magnum 33 15 30% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 27 5 35% 11% - 100%
Willamette 26 4.5 30% 10% - 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 40L 4 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 71% 50% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 40% 17% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 3 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 44% 14% - 68%
American - Victory 3 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 25% 13% - 33%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 3 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 97% 91% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 20% 9% - 33%
United Kingdom - Crystal 45L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 45°L
34 75% 50% - 100%
American - Black Malt 2 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 64% 29% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 110 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 31 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 28 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 24 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 12 Imperial Yeast Ale Very High 69% 64°F 70°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 12 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 11 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
- - Gervin Ale (by Muntons) GV-12 11 - Ale n/a High 77% 57°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 43 Fining Boil 76% 1% - 100%
Gypsum 37 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride 34 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 68%
Whirlfloc 26 Water Agt Boil 72% 25% - 100%
Epsom Salt 16 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 12 Water Agt Sparge 55% 1% - 100%
Chalk 9 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 75%
Table Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 13%
Baking Soda 5 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 14%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 3 Water Agt Boil 54% 11% - 100%

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