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Honey Bitter

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Honey Bitter

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Beer Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter  (8B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Special/Best/Premium Bitter


This is a real easy way to make an outstanding brew. I never thought to combine honey with a bitter until I tasted one that a buddy made. Where the idea came from I don't know. If you don't drink bitters, that's OK. The residual sweetness of the honey blends beautifully with the bitterness resulting in a rich, amber ale the goes down real easy. I've made ales with honey before and didn't like the aftertaste, but this one has none of that.


  • 4 lb Brewmaker Victorian Bitter kit (1.8 kg)
  • 2.2 lbs clover honey (1.0 kg)
  • yeast as supplied in kit

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Half of supplied yeast nutrient in primary, other half goes in secondary. 15 min. boil. I have only used this particular bitter kit but if it isn't available to you then just try another brand and let me know what you think.