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British Bitter - Strong Bitter

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Strong Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Hobgoblin Clone
5 gal 5.58% 26.36 1.056 1.014
All Grain 7846
vanilla night sky
5.5 gal 7.9% 29.38 1.080 1.020
All Grain 5739
Scrotum Repair
10 gal 4.71% 25.16 1.051 1.015
All Grain 3281
Young´s Special London Ale #1
12 L 6.35% 33.53 1.064 1.015
All Grain 3251
03 ESB
28 L 5.57% 38.97 1.059 1.017
All Grain 2363
[BYOBRA] Gale's HSB
12 L 5.21% 28.5 1.052 1.012
All Grain 2344
Buggles Fitter
5.5 gal 4.88% 35.26 1.053 1.016
BIAB 2003
ESB
20 L 5.37% 50.24 1.053 1.012
BIAB 1792
EpecialStrongBitter
27 L 4.97% 37.33 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1646
Old Speckled Hen Clone
5 gal 4.93% 35.52 1.048 1.011
BIAB 1384

Newest Strong Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Daddy's Directors
18 L 5.72% 33.39 1.058 1.014
All Grain 12
Where's Your Nuts, Meg? Doh, nuts.
2 gal 6.3% 49.22 1.056 1.008
All Grain 6
Filtro de Sonhos
40 L 5.97% 39.16 1.061 1.015
All Grain 4
esb
96 L 5.86% 29.41 1.057 1.012
All Grain 15
ESB
6 gal 5.72% 43.59 1.063 1.020
All Grain 5
Horny Toad
23 L 4.8% 44.91 1.049 1.012
BIAB 7
Extra Vallila Bitter
22.7 L 5.51% 40.11 1.053 1.011
All Grain 6
LiD'A Extra Special Bitter
31 L 6.29% 46.41 1.061 1.015
All Grain 16
Pale Bitter
5.5 gal 4.71% 45.66 1.046 1.010
All Grain 10
Vineyard Mountain Ale
1 gal 5.5% 41.55 1.060 1.018
All Grain 7

Fermentables Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 409 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 78% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 87 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 17%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 83 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 18%
Pale 2-Row 69 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 4% - 96%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 63 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 0% - 20%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 61 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 0% - 14%
American - Victory 53 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 8% 2% - 28%
Belgian - Biscuit 45 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 17%
Torrified Wheat 43 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 2% - 20%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 42 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 1% 0% - 5%

Hops Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 350 5 30% 4% - 100%
Fuggles 213 4.5 26% 6% - 100%
Challenger 143 8.5 30% 5% - 100%
Target 80 11.5 28% 3% - 67%
Willamette 58 4.5 25% 5% - 76%
Cascade 55 7 27% 4% - 100%
Magnum 55 15 26% 3% - 100%
Northern Brewer 55 7.8 31% 7% - 100%
Goldings 44 4.5 25% 6% - 90%
Styrian Goldings 35 5.5 28% 10% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Strong 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 47% 13% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 7 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 67% 10% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 60% 31% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 5 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 22% 13% - 29%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 5 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 46% 31% - 67%
American - Victory 5 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 46% 13% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 5 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 55% 33% - 75%
United Kingdom - Crystal 55L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 55°L
34 51% 29% - 95%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 60% 7% - 100%
United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 160L 3 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 160°L
33 23% 14% - 29%

Yeasts Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 187 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 72 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 56 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 40 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 33 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 25 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 22 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 19 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 18 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 16 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F

Other Ingredients Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 79 Other Boil 78% 0% - 100%
Gypsum 76 Water Agt Mash 29% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 42 Water Agt Boil 85% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 36 Water Agt Other 22% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 30 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 29 Water Agt Mash 75% 2% - 100%
Epsom Salt 27 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 21%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 22 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 79%
Table Salt 12 Water Agt Boil 11% 0% - 29%
Chalk 7 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 71%

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