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F*** me that's bitter!

F*** me that's bitter!

Special/Best/Premium Bitter • All Grain • 45 L

Matthew Jolly

Wasn't really bothered about bitterness. I was going for a low strength IPA with all the hop presence of it's stronger cousins.

February 18, 2013 at 04:20am

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Ingredients (All Grain45 L)

  • 8 kg Maris Otter Malt; Bairds Malt

    Maris Otter Malt; Bairds Malt

    Maris Otter is a British barley malt variety known for producing beers with a full malty flavor.

  • 0.3 kg British Dark Crystal

    British Dark Crystal

    Sweet caramel flavor, mouthfeel. For porters, stouts, old ales and any dark ale.

  • 0.1 kg Chocolate Malt; Bairds Malt

    Chocolate Malt; Bairds Malt

    This product is used in the production of Porters and sweet Stouts. The flavour is sharp and somewhat acrid. A great deal of care is needed in the use of this material because of its intense colour and flavour. Manufacture is similar to Amber malt but higher final temperatures are used. Flavour again is due to pyrazines and pyrroles.

  • 100 g Bravo - 17.0 AA% whole; boiled 90 min


    Bravo is a second generation super high alpha variety that was developed by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program and released in 2006. It has good resistance to powdery mildew. Bravo is an excellent bittering hop that provides pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics.—usahops.org

  • 100 g Apollo - 17.0 AA% whole; boiled 10 min


    This super high alpha variety was developed by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program and released in 2006. It is resistant to powdery and downy mildew. The very high alpha, good storage stability and low cohumulone ratio makes it an excellent choice for bittering. Added late into the boil it provides a strong grapefruit and hoppy note.—usahops.org

  • 100 g Amarillo® - 8.5 AA% whole; boiled 10 min


    Grown in Washington. A newer multi-use hop with a nice citrus-flower bouquet and medium-high acid content suited for bittering. Used in American Ales and IPAs.

  • Wyeast 1469-PC West Yorkshire Ale

    Wyeast 1469-PC West Yorkshire Ale

    This strain produces ales with a full chewy malt flavor and character, but finishes dry, producing famously balanced beers. Expect moderate nutty and stone-fruit esters. Best used for the production of cask-conditioned bitters, ESB and mild ales. Reliably flocculent, producing bright beer without filtration.


100g Citra added at flame out

Style (BJCP)

Category: 8 - English Pale Ale

Subcategory: B - Special/Best/Premium Bitter

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.042 1.040 - 1.048
Terminal Gravity: 1.009 1.008 - 1.012
Color: 14.8 SRM 5 - 16
Alcohol: 4.3% ABV 3.8% - 4.6%
Bitterness: 149.9 IBU 25 - 40


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