English pale ales are usually called “bitter” but they tend to be much less bitter than their American counterparts. The English pale ales have names like ordinary, special, and extra special (or strong) bitters, and the names refer to the starting gravity and alcohol content more than being “special” in ingredients. The styles do vary in the amount of hops and flavors, and that makes them so much fun to drink and explore. Our ordinary bitter isn't ordinary at all, nor is it very bitter. Full of flavor, but low in alcohol at under 4%, it's the first “session beer” many people reach for. With firm hop bitterness so the beer is not too sweet, balanced malt flavor with a smidgeon of biscuit, and a touch of character from an English yeast, this beer is anything but boring. Try our extraordinary ordinary bitter today!
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Ordinary Bitter - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
"Bitter" is an English term for pale ales. Bitters come in 3 varieties of strength: Ordinary, Special, and Strong. They tend to be a bit more bitter than other pale ales and the term is used to differentiate them from other pale ales with a more subdued hop profile.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Ferment at 68ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.037 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1-.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 3.5%
- Bitterness: 29 IBUs
- Est. Color: 9.2 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Maris Otter
- Dark Crystal
- East Kent Golding Hop Pellets
- Willamette Hop Pellets