Black Sheep Bitter Clone (9 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: abenaki47 (Shared)
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Brewer: Rodney
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Special/Best/Premium Bitter ( 8B)
Boil Size: 7.05 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 10.1 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5.5 gal) - All Grain
Bitterness: 29.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.046 (11.5° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.3%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
7 lbs 12.00 oz Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 1
15.00 oz Wheat, Torrified (1.7 SRM) Grain 2
10.50 oz Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM) Grain 3
0.96 oz Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM) Grain 4
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [7.2%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
1.10 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 6
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [7.2%] - Boil 10 min Hops 7
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.5%] - Boil 5 min Hops 8
1.0 pkgs West Yorkshire Ale (Wyeast Labs #1469) Yeast 9
1.00 oz Fuggle [4.5%] - Dry Hop 3 days Hops 10


Did a 3L starter using a stir plate.



by abenaki47

A favorite. Light, yet flavorful. Nice head, good mouth feel. Refreshing.

by rkhayam

Very well done brew, smooth and flavorful tasting brew. Like being back in Masham.

Excellent Brew

by Pjdes42

I brewed this recently with a slight tweak here and there, as I had Muntons C-150 (~57 SRM) and used WLP037 - Yorkshire Square Ale Yeast. I think I have now found my "latest" house bitter as it's a top notch, well balanced ale. It was my first time using the WLP037, which I love as well and I found that it produced a nice malty beer with some beutiful esters.

Right out of the pub!

by mchapek2

Nice recipe! Very light, malty and smooth...if I closed my eyes I could imagine I was sitting in a pub up in Yorkshire! (and I've been to the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham a few times). A perfect summer ale!


by jparrette

This is one of my favorite recipes. Wyeast 1469 is the best english yeast I've used, hands down.


by rhk001

Couldn't get on with the yeast. It really overtook the beer, I tried it with 2 other recipes and got a similar profile. Maybe the yeast wasn't good? . I think the recipe is sound though and will try again with 1068 or other yeast.


by wosborne

"Nuff said"!

by minushuman

I made a batch of this for family who were visiting from England, just down the road from the brewery. We did a side by side tasting, and the two beers were virtually indistinguishable. Excellent recipe!

by PeterBrumby

Great beer.

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