British Bitter - Picaroons Best Bitter Clone

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

Brewery: Picaroons Brewing Company

Brewery website:

Source: I put this recipe together for a customer that got a lot of the necessary information from owner Sean Dunbar

Style: English Bitter

Tasting Notes:  A moderately bitter but flavorful and sessionable beverage with hints of toffee, nuts and caramel from the malts along with floral and citrusy notes from the hops.


19L @ 70% efficiency

OG 1.052
FG 1.012
ABV  5.2
SRM  11
IBU  38
Mash Temp 65.5°C (150°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
Maris Otter  10 lb  Mash 60 min
Crystal 120  0.9 lb  Mash 60 min
Flaked Wheat  0.9 lb  Mash 60 min
Mt. Hood
 28g  Boil 60 min
Cascade  28g  Boil 20 min
Tettnang  28g  Boil 20 min
Willamette  28g  Boil 20 min

Yeast included with this kit: S-04

Liquid Yeast Recommendations:

White Labs:  WLP005

Escarpment Labs: Ringwood