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English Best Bitter - All Grain Recipe Kit

English Best Bitter - All Grain Recipe Kit

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English Best Bitter - All Grain Recipe Kit

The Bitter style came from brewers who wanted to differentiate these ales from other mild brews, enter pale malts and more hops. Most are gold to copper in colour and are light bodied with low carbonation. Alcohol should be low and not perceived. Hop bitterness is moderate to assertive. Most have a fruitiness in the aroma and flavour, diacetyl can also be present. These are traditionally served cask conditioned, but many breweries have bottled versions. 

Expected Brew Figures: (based on 75% mash efficiency):

OG: 1.044

FG: 1.011

IBU: 22

ABV: 4.4%

Volume: 23L 


3.8kg Pale Ale

450g Carared

450g Carahell

50g Carafa T2

50g of Goldings Hops

30g of Fuggles Hops 

Yeast Selection

2 x M36 Liberty Bell Ale Yeast (Dried) 


1. Mash at @ 65C with 17L of water

2. Rest for 60 mins and recirculate

3. Hold mash temp at 77C for 10 mins

4. Sparge with 15L of water @ 78C

5. Boil for 60 mins

6. Add 20g Golding hops at 55 mins

7. Add 30g Fuggle hops at 5 mins

8. Whirlpool for 20 mins and add 30g Golding hops at the start of the whirlpool (Whirlpooling: turn the boil off and either stirring fast/recirculate so it "whirlpools" for the duration. The helps raise the bitterness too)

9. Ferment between 16-22C degrees for 7-10 days with M36 yeast

10. Bottle or keg as usual and enjoy.

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