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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
vanilla night sky
5.5 gal 7.9% 29.38 1.080 1.020
All Grain 4517
Scrotum Repair
10 gal 4.71% 25.16 1.051 1.015
All Grain 2670
Hobgoblin Clone
5 gal 5.58% 26.36 1.056 1.014
All Grain 2661
Young´s Special London Ale #1
12 L 6.35% 33.53 1.064 1.015
All Grain 1884
03 ESB
28 L 5.57% 38.97 1.059 1.017
All Grain 1500
[BYOBRA] Gale's HSB
12 L 5.21% 28.5 1.052 1.012
All Grain 1366
Fuller's ESB Clone
19 L 5.18% 33.4 1.055 1.016
All Grain 1293
EpecialStrongBitter
27 L 4.97% 37.33 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1244
ESB
20 L 5.37% 50.24 1.053 1.012
BIAB 1224
Admiral Half Chub
7.5 gal 5.4% 44.64 1.055 1.014
All Grain 1072

Newest Strong Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
ESB
22 L 5.31% 40.67 1.054 1.013
All Grain 5
Mild
5 gal 4.83% 0 1.049 1.012
BIAB 1
Awesome Recipe
8 L 9.58% 523.7 1.094 1.021
All Grain 5
Strong Bitter Prox, zeus y celeia y leva esb
21 L 5.01% 37.74 1.055 1.016
All Grain 8
extra special bitter
16.5 L 4.97% 38.81 1.049 1.011
All Grain 9
California Caravan
210 gal 7.14% 33.76 1.067 1.013
All Grain 10
ESB-All grain
5.75 gal 4.99% 38.45 1.055 1.017
All Grain 44
Fuller’s ESB Clone
18.9 L 5.39% 34.44 1.055 1.014
BIAB 8
Esb
5.5 gal 4.75% 35.67 1.050 1.014
All Grain 19
Cooper's - Hop Gobbler
5 gal 5.63% 0 1.060 1.017
extract 16

Fermentables Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 488 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 77% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 107 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 17%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 94 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 20%
American - Pale 2-Row 85 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 72 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 0% - 10%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 67 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 0% - 20%
American - Victory 63 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 9% 2% - 33%
Belgian - Biscuit 59 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 17%
Torrified Wheat 48 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 0% - 20%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 43 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 72% 6% - 98%

Hops Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 405 5 31% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 246 4.5 27% 6% - 100%
Challenger 168 8.5 30% 5% - 100%
Target 95 11.5 28% 3% - 67%
Willamette 66 4.5 26% 5% - 100%
Cascade 62 7 27% 0% - 100%
Northern Brewer 61 7.8 30% 6% - 100%
Magnum 56 15 28% 3% - 100%
Goldings 49 4.5 25% 4% - 90%
Northdown 45 8.6 22% 5% - 53%

Steeping Grains Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 9 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 53% 13% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 8 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 68% 10% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 6 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 50% 31% - 67%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 45% 26% - 80%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 5 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 55% 33% - 75%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 4 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 34% 13% - 50%
American - Victory 4 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 55% 20% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 60% 7% - 100%
German - Munich Light 3 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 60% 29% - 100%
American - Aromatic Malt 3 American Grain base malt 20°L
35 50% 50% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 217 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 89 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 57 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 46 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 33 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 30 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 29 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 22 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - Burton Ale Yeast WLP023 20 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 72% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 18 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 91 Fining Boil 79% 0% - 100%
Gypsum 80 Water Agt Mash 33% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride 59 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 38 Fining Boil 82% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 31 Water Agt Sparge 79% 2% - 100%
Epsom Salt 27 Water Agt Sparge 5% 0% - 33%
Baking Soda 24 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Table Salt 15 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Chalk 11 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 71%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Other Boil 12% 1% - 33%

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