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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 4939
Hobgoblin Clone
5 gal 5.58% 26.36 1.056 1.014
All Grain 4056
Fuller's ESB Clone
19 L 5.18% 33.4 1.055 1.016
All Grain 3067
Scrotum Repair
10 gal 4.71% 25.16 1.051 1.015
All Grain 2891
Young´s Special London Ale #1
12 L 6.35% 33.53 1.064 1.015
All Grain 2196
03 ESB
28 L 5.57% 38.97 1.059 1.017
All Grain 1749
[BYOBRA] Gale's HSB
12 L 5.21% 28.5 1.052 1.012
All Grain 1700
Buggles Fitter
5.5 gal 4.88% 35.26 1.053 1.016
BIAB 1683
ESB
20 L 5.37% 50.24 1.053 1.012
BIAB 1417
EpecialStrongBitter
27 L 4.97% 37.33 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1400

Newest Strong Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Lowell Ale
5.5 gal 5.35% 35.28 1.058 1.017
All Grain 2
Wooden Badger ESB
22 gal 5.38% 57.34 1.058 1.017
All Grain 37
ESB
11 gal 5.52% 90.58 1.056 1.014
All Grain 49
ESB
11 gal 5.43% 44.93 1.060 1.019
All Grain 26
ONE EYED Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 4.74% 57.77 1.051 1.015
All Grain 1
Christmas ESB
79 L 5.73% 29.22 1.058 1.015
All Grain 13
Resistance Ale
5.5 gal 5.37% 39.48 1.054 1.013
All Grain 24
Mr. Beer - ESB prototype
2.25 gal 4.97% 48.79 1.051 1.013
extract 4
Dave's ESB
5.5 gal 4.28% 43.89 1.048 1.015
All Grain 13
Strong Pale Ale
23 L 5.97% 33.11 1.063 1.017
All Grain 17

Fermentables Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 527 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 78% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 118 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 21%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 111 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 17%
American - Pale 2-Row 92 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 84 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 0% - 14%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 75 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 0% - 20%
American - Victory 70 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 9% 2% - 33%
Belgian - Biscuit 63 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 17%
Torrified Wheat 52 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 6% 0% - 20%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 50 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 70% 4% - 95%

Hops Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 450 5 31% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 275 4.5 27% 6% - 100%
Challenger 186 8.5 29% 5% - 100%
Target 102 11.5 28% 3% - 67%
Willamette 72 4.5 25% 5% - 100%
Cascade 69 7 26% 4% - 100%
Northern Brewer 68 7.8 32% 4% - 100%
Magnum 64 15 28% 3% - 100%
Goldings 55 4.5 25% 4% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 45 5.5 29% 9% - 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 10 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 49% 13% - 100%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 9 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 63% 10% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 7 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 48% 31% - 67%
American - Victory 6 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 47% 20% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 6 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 53% 20% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 5 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 27% 13% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 5 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 55% 33% - 75%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 5 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 52% 7% - 100%
United Kingdom - Brown 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 37% 19% - 56%
German - CaraFoam 3 German Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
37 15% 5% - 25%

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-04 240 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 97 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 64 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 49 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 38 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 35 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 34 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 26 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 25 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 23 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
Gypsum 107 Water Agt Mash 33% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 93 Other Boil 79% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 53 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 51 Water Agt Boil 82% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 39 Water Agt Mash 77% 1% - 100%
Epsom Salt 37 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 36%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 29 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 79%
Baking Soda 29 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 50%
Table Salt 21 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 98%
Chalk 12 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 71%

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