Ordinary Bitter

Not all that Ordinary

Ordinary Bitter is a style under the English Pale Ale category (8A) representing a mild, light English style 'real ale.' This style was originally meant to be served with little or no carbonation from the cask.

Yellow to Light Gold in color, this beer should have a light, malty, carmel aroma mixed with a slight English hop nose. Carbonation is generally low in keeping with the 'real ale' tradition. While not an American 'megabrew' by any means, this should generally be a very light, easy-to-drink style beer.

Brewing Specs.

The ingredient are pretty straight-forward : English 2 Row, some Crystal, and a bit of roasted malt. Special Roast, Amber, or black/chocolate malt can be used instead in a very small quantity.

OG: 1.032 - 1.040 FG: 1.007 - 1.011 IBU: 25 - 35 SRM: 4 - 14 ABV: 3.2% - 3.8%





All Grain Recipe - Ordinary Bitter ::: 1.038/1.012 (5.5 Gal)

Grain Bill

7 lbs. - 2 Row (UK)
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (120L)
1/4 lb. - Special Roast Malt

Hop Schedule (25 IBU)

.75 oz - E.K. Goldings - 60 min.
.75 oz - E.K. Goldings - 30 min.
.5 oz - E.K. Goldings - 1 min.
.25 oz - E.K. Goldings - Dry Hop

Yeast

White Labs English Ale Yeast (WLP002) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 60 minutes
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°

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