Spectacularly Ordinary Bitter

Spectacularly Ordinary Bitter

A great summer session beer - a perfect refreshment to rehydrate after mowing the lawns!


3.7kg Maris Otter

275g Biscuit malt

140g British Dark Crystal 90L

70g Pale Chocolate



35g East Kent Goldings [5% AA] at 60 minutes

35g Fuggles [4% AA] at 10 minutes

35g East Kent Goldings [5% AA] at 10 minutes



Safale 04 or Wyeast 1318 London Ale III or MJ Liberty Belle



Mash grains for 60 minutes at 67°C.  Hold this temperature for 60 minutes.  Sparge until 27L of wort.  Boil for 60 minutes, following the hops schedule.  After the boil, chill the wort to slightly below fermentation temperature, about 18°C. Aerate the wort and pitch the yeast.

Ferment at 18°C and after 3 days, let the temperature rise to 20°C and hold. After 10–14 days total, crash the beer to 2°C, then bottle or keg.


Tips for Success

Dry hopping is an option in this style, but it can overwhelm the delicate grain and bakery flavours in the recipe. If you’d like to go that route, a 18g addition of Goldings or Fuggles keeps it all in the family.


Batch size: 23L

Brewhouse efficiency: 75%

OG: 1.039

FG: 1.010

IBUs: 31

ABV: 3.9%


Posted: Saturday 17 September 2022


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