This 5 litre recipe kit features everything you need to brew a classic and complex Best Bitter, as part of our Kitchen Brewer series or otherwise known as stove top brewing.
This beer is golden brown in colour, fruity and complex on the note and has the golden grassy notes from the East Kent Goldings Hops.
Looking for some equipment to brew this beer at home in your own kitchen? Take a look at our bespoke Kitchen Brewer equipment bundles, featuring everything you need to brew this beer yourself.
About the Kitchen Brewer Range
Brewing 20l batches of beer just isn’t convenient for everyone. We also know that many of you would love to experience the joy of making your own all grain beer at home but space doesn’t permit. That’s why we’ve put together the Kitchen Brewer range. Featuring great recipes that come from our most popular bigger recipe kits and all the equipment you will need to make great tasting beer at home, using all grain, just like the pros. All these beer kits have been prepared and developed to work with the common method for stove top brewing, brew in the bag. The grain is crushed slightly finer to allow for maximum efficiency when mashing.
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Thomas Fawcett – Amber Malt
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East Kent Goldings ( GOLDINGS ) Pellets (10 grams)
Challenger Pellets (20 grams)
LALLEMAND London – English Style Ale Yeast – 11g (1 packs)
Beer Style (main): British Ales
Beer Style (sub): Special Bitter or Best Bitter
Batch Size: 5l
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV %: 4.4
Temperature °C: 67
Length (mins): 60
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins): 10
Boil time (mins): 30
Additions and timing:
10g Challenger – 30min
4g East Kent Goldings – 15min
4g Challenger – 15min
6g East Kent Goldings – 0min Hop Stand – 10min
6g Challenger – 0min Hop Stand – 10min
Secondary additions and timing:
Allow to fully ferment out and then prior to packaging, if possible, add your fermenter to a fridge for 24 hours to aid in clearing the beer before packaging.
Yeast: LalBrew – London – English Style Ale yeast
Fermentation temperature/steps: 20c – 7/10 Days primary fermentation
After primary fermentation bottle and condition for 4 weeks. 2 weeks at moderate room temperature, ideally 18c and then 2 weeks colder.