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British Bitter Ale Extract
ABV4.80 %
BJCP Style
04C. Bitter And English Pale Ale, Strong Bitter / English Pale Ale
For my first brew, I referred to this site and found the County Lane Best Bitter and wanted to give it a shot, naturally my recipe had some modifications, and I wanted to give feedback regarding the brew. This beer was delicious, if you like this style, I recommend it highly. I had 4 friends over for a post-work happy hour and my entire supply is gone except 3-12 oz bottles. It boded well over the palates of 2 well seasoned beer connesueirs, a miller lite drinker and a guiness fanatic.
Submitted by TheBigLeBrewski on 27-Jul-2008

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes True to the original description, this simple recipe produced a fine beer. Malt and subtle caramel taste flood the palate and then finish with a fine bitterness.
Boil Volume 3.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast White Labs British Ale WLP005 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass Carboy, 8 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass Carboy, 6 days
Other Fermentation Bottle Conditioned, 14 days
Procedure Steep Crystal Malt at 155 Degrees F for 30 minutes, Bring to Boil, add Amber Malt Extract and 1oz. Bittering hops (60 min) add .50oz Flavor hops at 15, and .50oz aroma hops at end (1 min). Add 1 gallon cold water (RO) to room temp carboy, slowly strain wort into carboy, add 2nd gallon cold water, add remaining wort. Ice bath carboy to under 80 degrees, pitch yeast starter*. * I pitched a yeast starter made 48 hours in advance.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.046 1.051 1.065
FG 1.011 1.014 1.020
IBU 30 36 65
SRM 6 10 14
ABV 4.4 4.80 6.2
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
96.6 % 7.00 Amber Malt Extract Syrup Generic-Bulk 37.8 9.0
3.4 % 0.25 American Crystal 60L 1.3 60.0
  7.25     39.1  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 1.00 Fuggles Used Glacier as a replacement Pellet 6.0 6.0 60 0.055 33.2
25.0 % 0.50 Goldings Flavor Pellet 4.1 2.1 15 0.016 3.2
25.0 % 0.50 Styrian Goldings Aroma Pellet 2.9 1.5 0 0.000 0.0
  2.00               36.0