The Lord's Favorite Homebrew Club

Ordinary Bitter.

August 2019

Project Description

Before moving to the US I lived in the UK for 5 years. I came to really love and appreciate British style beers, especially Ordinary or Standard Bitter. Coming in at the lower end of the ABV scale, it’s really easy to crush a few.


Style: 11A. Ordinary Bitter

SRM: 8.3

ABV: 3.40%

IBU: 33.6

OG: 1.035

FG: 1.010

Mash Eff: 64%



Maris Otter – 69%
Golden Promise – 23%
Crystal 60 (Muntons) – 5%
Crystal 75 (Bairds) – 3%


1 oz East Kent Golding (50 min)
3 oz East Kent Golding (5 min)
2 oz East Kent Golding (Whirlpool)


Wyeast London ESB Ale Yeast (#1968)


Mash at 149°F for 60 minutes

Click Here To Access the Beersmith Recipe File

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