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British Bitter

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British Bitter

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Beer Style: Standard/Ordinary Bitter (8A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Standard/Ordinary Bitter


This really shouldn't be too highly carbonated. This is a well-balanced brew with good maltiness and bitterness. It was good when fresh, albeit cloudy, but this is okay in a pale ale. After 2 months of refrigeration, it is crystal clear and still delicious! (And there's only 1 bottle left.) By the way, Munton & Fison yeast is very aggressive--- fermentation can be done in 24-72 hours. I hope you like this as much as I do.


  • 5 to 6 pounds, Alexander's pale malt extract
  • 1/2 pound, crystal malt, crushed
  • 10 ounces, dextrose (optional)
  • 1-1/4 ounces, Cascade hops (boil)
  • 1/4 ounce, Cascade hops (finish)
  • Munton & Fison ale yeast
  • corn sugar for priming

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.022
Alcohol by Vol: 4.71%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Steep crystal malt and sparge twice. Add extract and dextrose and bring to boil. Add Cascade hops and boil 60 minutes. In last few minutes add remaining 1/4 ounce of Cascade (or dry hop, if desired). Chill and pitch yeast.