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.
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)
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
White Labs English Ale Yeast (WLP002) - 1800 ml starter
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 60 minutes
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°