Standard/Ordinary Bitter – All Grain


General Info

English malt, British yeast, German and American hops. I intended to buy Willamette hops but wound up, unknowingly, with Mt. Hood. So, since they are an American version of Hallertaur, I decided to go with German-inspired hops because I had some Magnums laying around.


Racked to primary and pitched yeast from a slurry (January 13, 2007). Primary fermentation has been at an average of 67° for the first four days - vigorous for the second through fourth day (January 17, 2007).

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
7.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 93.3%
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 6.7%
7.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
0.25 ounces Magnum 60 min 14.0%
0.75 ounces Mount Hood 60 min 3.5%
0.50 ounces Mount Hood 30 min 3.5%
0.50 ounces Mount Hood 1 min 3.5%
2.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
British Ale (WLP005) White Labs Liquid Slurry

Mash Infusion

Step Description Temp. Time
Mash In 155° F 5 min.
Infusion Single infusion. 152° F 60 min.
Sparge Batch sparge 2x. 170° F 40 min.


  • Single infusion mash at 152° for 60 minutes.
  • 60 minute boil, adding hops according to schedule.
  • Ferment at 65-68° for 7-14 days.
  • Condition at 50-55° for 35 days.

Fermentation and Aging

7 days @ 65° F
7 days @ 65° F
35 days @ 55° F

Limey’s Big Toe Bitter

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 2.5    
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Sparge Water Amount: 4.6    
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Pre-Boil Amount: 5.5    
Post-Boil Amount: 5    
Boil Time: 60    
OG: 1.041 / 10.2° P    
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