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House Bitter

September 7, 2012

Every brewer should have a house bitter (bog-standard brown beer). This is mine with a slight twist.


Malt bill (by weight not extract, close enough for cooking) :

Pale Ale 73.5%

Munich 8.5%

Vienna 8.5%

Wheat 5.5%

Crystal 150EBC 3.5%

Black 0.5%, mainly to adjust the colour, kept below 30 EBC.


Hop bill:

Target for 60 minutes, 27 IBU’s

Fuggle for 20 minutes, 7 IBU’s

Saaz for 5-10 minutes, 5 IBU’s


Yeast Safale S04 for fruitiness (something like Nottingham is too dry for this).

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