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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
Ordinary Bitter
8 L 3.66% 28.98 1.036 1.008
BIAB 3317
Bitter
5.5 gal 3.76% 28.8 1.038 1.010
BIAB 1943
John Smith
5.5 gal 3.21% 35.81 1.034 1.010
Partial Mash 1748
Goose Island Honkers Ale Clone
11 gal 4.3% 29.9 1.047 1.014
All Grain 1651
Luddite Ales 2017
500 L 3.77% 35.59 1.037 1.008
All Grain 1319
Roger's
23 L 3.94% 20.87 1.039 1.008
BIAB 1252
House Beer
1 gal 4.47% 16.72 1.046 1.012
All Grain 1178
Yorkshire Bitter 2
22 L 3.61% 25.75 1.036 1.009
All Grain 1107
Excited Hobbits
25 L 4.81% 28.4 1.049 1.012
Partial Mash 1060
Tors Bitre DrĂ¥per
25 L 4.74% 39.82 1.053 1.017
BIAB 995

Newest Ordinary Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Test
22 L 5.33% 12.71 1.048 1.007
Partial Mash 0
Awesome Recipe
6 gal 3.19% 0 1.032 1.008
All Grain 0
Awesome Recipe Bitter
25 L 4.46% 48.8 1.044 1.010
All Grain 7
Awesome Recipe
24 L 4.94% 27.38 1.050 1.012
All Grain 3
Hobgoblin
22 L 4.66% 46.57 1.046 1.011
All Grain 3
Waltz Maltz Bitter
22 L 4.81% 35.01 1.048 1.012
All Grain 3
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.95% 32.44 1.058 1.012
extract 2
ORRID COVID
26 L 4.32% 81.16 1.044 1.011
All Grain 4
Awesome Recipe
4.5 L 4.81% 0 1.049 1.012
All Grain 2
Best Bitter
25 L 5.06% 34.21 1.051 1.012
All Grain 12

Fermentables Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 362 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 83% 5% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 57 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 73% 9% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 53 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 0% - 16%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 53 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 1% - 15%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 51 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 25%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 50 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 80% 8% - 100%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 48 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 76% 23% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 45 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 0% - 22%
American - Special Roast 38 American Grain roasted malt 50°L
33 3% 2% - 9%
Torrified Wheat 35 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 7% 2% - 19%

Hops Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 283 5 33% 7% - 100%
Fuggles 179 4.5 33% 4% - 100%
Challenger 103 8.5 35% 1% - 100%
Cascade 49 7 31% 8% - 100%
Target 47 11.5 32% 11% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 43 5.5 30% 11% - 80%
Goldings 43 4.5 36% 1% - 100%
Magnum 39 15 27% 2% - 100%
Kent Goldings 36 5 36% 11% - 100%
Willamette 33 4.5 32% 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 7 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 62% 29% - 100%
United Kingdom - Cara Malt 5 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 17.5°L
35 88% 38% - 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 71% 50% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 40% 17% - 50%
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 - Black Patent 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 10% 10% - 10%
American - Caramel / Crystal 30L 2 American Grain crystal malt 30°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 - English Ale Yeast S-04 148 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 57 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 46 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 37 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 27 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 15 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 14 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 14 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 14 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Ordinary Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 68 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 49 Fining Boil 70% 9% - 100%
Irish Moss 46 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 29 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 27 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 19 Water Agt Sparge 62% 1% - 100%
Table Salt 19 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 23%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 18 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 17 Water Agt Primary 33% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 12 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 50%

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