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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 5201
Hobgoblin Clone
5 gal 5.58% 26.36 1.056 1.014
All Grain 5111
04 RED BITTER
30 L 5.42% 37.7 1.054 1.012
All Grain 4634
Fuller's ESB Clone
19 L 5.18% 33.4 1.055 1.016
All Grain 4458
Scrotum Repair
10 gal 4.71% 25.16 1.051 1.015
All Grain 3044
Young´s Special London Ale #1
12 L 6.35% 33.53 1.064 1.015
All Grain 2462
03 ESB
28 L 5.57% 38.97 1.059 1.017
All Grain 1950
[BYOBRA] Gale's HSB
12 L 5.21% 28.5 1.052 1.012
All Grain 1906
Buggles Fitter
5.5 gal 4.88% 35.26 1.053 1.016
BIAB 1829
ESB
20 L 5.37% 50.24 1.053 1.012
BIAB 1561

Newest Strong Bitter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.38% 0 1.055 1.014
BIAB 0
Solitude ESB
5.5 gal 5.25% 37.08 1.050 1.010
BIAB 7
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.64% 0 1.057 1.014
BIAB 2
Essential Service Bitter
22 L 4.94% 35.98 1.055 1.017
BIAB 5
ESB
12 L 5.99% 31.81 1.061 1.015
BIAB 4
Some sort of Bitter
4 gal 5.4% 51.34 1.055 1.014
All Grain 5
Bitter10G
12 gal 4.17% 38.95 1.042 1.011
All Grain 0
Strong Bitter/ESB
20 L 5.18% 38.09 1.049 1.010
All Grain 15
London Pride clone
16 L 5.07% 36.83 1.053 1.015
extract 10
ESBisley
9.5 L 5.82% 30.15 1.058 1.014
All Grain 15

Fermentables Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 560 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 78% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 122 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 21%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 114 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 17%
American - Pale 2-Row 94 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 88 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 0% - 14%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 81 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 0% - 20%
American - Victory 70 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 8% 2% - 28%
Belgian - Biscuit 67 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 17%
Torrified Wheat 56 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 7% 0% - 21%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 53 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 0% - 6%

Hops Used In Strong Bitter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 493 5 31% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 299 4.5 27% 6% - 100%
Challenger 198 8.5 29% 5% - 100%
Target 114 11.5 28% 3% - 67%
Willamette 74 4.5 25% 5% - 100%
Northern Brewer 71 7.8 32% 4% - 100%
Cascade 69 7 26% 4% - 100%
Magnum 69 15 28% 3% - 100%
Goldings 58 4.5 25% 4% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 49 5.5 28% 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 50% 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 53% 31% - 75%
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 27% 13% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 5 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 55% 33% - 75%
American - Victory 5 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 52% 20% - 100%
American - Aromatic Malt 4 American Grain base malt 20°L
35 46% 33% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 60% 7% - 100%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 3 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 55% 40% - 82%

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-04 257 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 110 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 71 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 53 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Danstar - London ESB Yeast 43 Danstar Ale Med-High Low 70% 65°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 43 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 37 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
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 25 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 25 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
Gypsum 132 Water Agt Mash 32% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 92 Fining Boil 79% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 61 Other Boil 77% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 51 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 50 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 36%
Lactic acid 47 Water Agt Mash 76% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 46 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 79%
Baking Soda 41 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Table Salt 28 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 98%
Chalk 17 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 71%

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