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Uncle Balardo's Bitter

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Uncle Balardo's Bitter

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Beer Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter  (8B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6 US gallons

Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Beer Color


taste after Primary was


  • 10.00 gal - Poland Spring (R) (Water)
  • 0.33 oz - Burton Water Salts (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 8 lbs - Optic Malt - Thomas Fawcett - UK (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.5 oz - Fuggles [5.1%] - First Wort (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Challenger [8.8%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5 min) (Misc)
  • 0.5 oz - Fuggles [5.1%] - Steep 10 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) (Yeast)
  • 1.00 tsp - Gelatin (Secondary 2 days) (Misc)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.044 (10.9° P)
Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (3.2° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 4.1%
Color SRM: 8.4  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 28.0
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 6.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by vtdragani on Fri Apr 25 2014

When I tasted my first bottle I was extremely disappointed in the taste, carbonation and clarity. Once I let it site for another week the beer cleared just fine and pour very clear but not crystal clear. All bottles carbed just fine and the taste brightened up considerably. "A very drinkable beer, wanted another one once I was done." quote from a friend and fellow brewer who sampled a bottle for me.