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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 3048
Ordinary Bitter
8 L 3.66% 28.98 1.036 1.008
BIAB 2747
Fullers London Pride Clone
25 L 4.91% 29.84 1.048 1.011
All Grain 2417
John Smith
5.5 gal 3.21% 35.81 1.034 1.010
Partial Mash 1283
Luddite Ales 2017
500 L 3.77% 35.59 1.037 1.008
All Grain 1110
Ye olde bitter
21 L 3.65% 30.25 1.041 1.013
All Grain 1006
House Beer
1 gal 4.47% 16.72 1.046 1.012
All Grain 989
Goose Island Honkers Ale Clone
11 gal 4.3% 29.9 1.047 1.014
All Grain 969
Roger's
23 L 3.94% 20.87 1.039 1.008
BIAB 961
Excited Hobbits
25 L 4.81% 28.4 1.049 1.012
Partial Mash 941

Newest Ordinary Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Shepherd Neame - Masterbrew
23 L 4.05% 62.47 1.039 1.008
All Grain 0
A-94
25 L 3.03% 33.95 1.028 1.005
All Grain 5
Proper English Bitter
22 L 3.97% 31.6 1.039 1.009
All Grain 17
Ordinary Bitter
5.5 gal 3.52% 27.6 1.036 1.009
All Grain 4
O Bitter V1.1
6.5 gal 3.2% 23.31 1.034 1.010
All Grain 7
Test IPA
5.5 gal 6.16% 20.83 1.062 1.015
extract 7
English Bitter
10.5 gal 4.07% 34.35 1.046 1.015
All Grain 8
Not so Bitter Bitter
5.5 gal 4.25% 40.13 1.045 1.012
BIAB 9
Ordinary Bitter
5.5 gal 3.92% 34.94 1.038 1.008
All Grain 6
GB
42 L 3.84% 35.62 1.041 1.011
All Grain 9

Fermentables Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 316 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 83% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 47 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 43 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 1% - 13%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 41 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 15%
American - Pale 2-Row 41 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 31% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 41 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 84% 8% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 38 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 1% - 22%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 36 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 76% 11% - 100%
Torrified Wheat 35 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 8% 2% - 19%
United Kingdom - Amber 32 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 236 5 32% 7% - 100%
Fuggles 158 4.5 33% 8% - 100%
Challenger 86 8.5 34% 5% - 100%
Target 37 11.5 34% 11% - 100%
Cascade 36 7 29% 8% - 100%
Goldings 35 4.5 34% 1% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 35 5.5 30% 11% - 80%
Magnum 33 15 28% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 30 5 36% 11% - 100%
Willamette 28 4.5 31% 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 7 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 62% 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%
United Kingdom - Crystal 50L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 50°L
34 100% 100% - 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-04 119 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 49 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 29 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 23 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 14 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
- - Gervin Ale (by Muntons) GV-12 13 - Ale n/a High 77% 57°F 70°F
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 13 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

Other Ingredients Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 44 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 41 Fining Boil 75% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 34 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 54%
Whirlfloc 29 Fining Boil 69% 9% - 100%
Epsom Salt 19 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 14 Water Agt Mash 60% 1% - 100%
Table Salt 13 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 23%
Chalk 9 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 75%
Baking Soda 5 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 14%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 5 Water Agt Mash 50% 11% - 100%

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