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DogStar Bitter

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DogStar Bitter

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Beer Style: Standard/Ordinary Bitter  (8A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6.5 US gallons

Standard/Ordinary Bitter


Authentic English session bitter which is easy to make, easy to drink and has a good well balanced taste. The combination of Progress and WGV hops provides the bitter yet rounded profile which is typical of this style. You can use Fuggles and Goldings or Challenger and Goldings or any other good combination of English hops. The Whitbread ale yeast is perfect and the high floculation rate provides a good clear ale. Pours amber with a fruity, malt taste with a dry, bitter finish.


  • 4.50 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 95.3 %
  • 0.22 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (140.0 EBC)
  • 24.00 g Progress [6.78 %] Boil 60.0 min
  • 24.00 g Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.40 %] Boil 60.0 min
  • 1.32 Items Protofloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)
  • 17.00 g Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min
  • Whitbread Ale (Wyeast Labs #1099)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 14 days at 20 degrees C

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 4.06%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6.50 US Gallons

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Single Infusion, medium body, batch sparge
Mash In: Add 12.31 l of water at 73.1 C 66.7 C 60 min
Sparge: 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 26.42l) of 75.6 C water
Boil Size: 30.40 l
Boil Time: 90 min
End of Boil Vol: 27.56 l
Final Bottling Vol: 24.00 l
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage




review rating
 Reviewed by Luke on Wed Jul 2 2014

This is a great beer. Fruity and bitter with medium body.
I am consistently impatient with my brew, but this one really did need time to age in the bottle - 5 - 6 weeks + It is well worth the wait though.
I'll be brewing this again for sure.