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Maris Otter Epic Special Bitter

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Maris Otter Epic Special Bitter

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

Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Beer Color


  • 4 lbs - Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4.0 oz - Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4.0 oz - Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 3 lbs 4.8 oz - LME Golden Light (Briess) (4.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.0 oz - Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050 (12.4° P)
Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 4.9%
Color SRM: 6.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 27.0
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by ScottNoble on Fri Apr 25 2014

This won 3rd place of 15 entries in the local Brew Hut Homebrew contest, in the English and Brown Ales category.

review rating
 Reviewed by brett on Tue Apr 22 2014

While I often brew very hoppy ales, this one is much closer to a traditional English Bitter or Special Bitter - far less hoppy. As a result it is one of my wife's favorites to date. I would like to try it again using the new Maris Otter extract as well, but this still has an excellent Maris Otter malt characteristic taste.While the idea for using Maris Otter and doing a partial mash is mine, credit for the design of this ale certainly goes to the folks at Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor, Maine. They are always most helpful and I highly recommend paying them a visit if you are in the area.