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Old 03-03-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Oct 2007
Clayton, North Carolina
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I am looking for a good kit to make a Bitter. Has anyone used a kit for this? Any favorites?

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Old 03-03-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Nov 2007
Christiansted, St Croix, USVI, US Virgin Islands
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Easy-peasy. Bitter is one of the simplest ales to brew, and is quite satisfying. You don't really need a kit; just take a recipe to your LHBS and get the stuff!

Here's a good recipe, from right here on HBT.

My recipe follows:

Sebastian's Special Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

08-A English Pale Ale, Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Min OG: 1.032 Max OG: 1.040
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 35
Min Clr: 4 Max Clr: 14 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 3.00
Total Extract (Lbs): 6.50
Anticipated OG: 1.039 Plato: 9.85
Anticipated SRM: 6.9
Anticipated IBU: 21.5
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
92.3 6.00 lbs. Briess LME- Gold America 1.035 4
7.7 0.50 lbs. Crystal 55L Great Britain 1.034 55


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Goldings Pellet 4.00 16.1 60 min.
1.00 oz. Goldings Pellet 4.00 0.0 0 min.


Danstar Nottingham Ale
Fort Christian Brewpub
St Croix, US Virgin Islands

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:28 AM   #3
Matt Foley
Jun 2007
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If by chance you are looking for an ESB I have done the morebeer extract kit and thought it was very good.

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