Extra Smooth Bitter Recipe
Extra Smooth Bitter (23 Litres)
Coopers English Bitter was developed with Styrian Golding late hop aroma in line with the style from the "Mother Land". The addition of Molasses produces a slight buttery character which smooths the perceived level of bitterness.
- 1.7kg English Bitter
- 1kg Coopers Brew Enhancer 1
- 200g Molasses
- Dextrose Corn Sugar
- Colour: Copper
- Body: Medium
- Bitterness: Medium/High
- Approx. Alcohol Level: 4.1% ABV
- Naturally Carbonated: Natural
STEP 1: Mix
Dissolve Coopers English Bitter, Brew Enhancer 1 and Molasses in 2 litres of hot water. Fill fermenter with cool water to the 23 litre mark and stir. Sprinkle supplied yeast over the wort surface then fit the lid. Ferment temperature should be in the range 21C-27C Bottle when specific gravity has reached 1.012 (or two readings the same over 24 hours).
STEP 2: Brew
Ale yeast strains are generally the most reliable, fermenting quickly and effectively. Ale yeast is supplied with most beer kits. Although Ale yeast can ferment at very high temperatures (as high as 40C), the closer the brew is to 21C the cleaner the flavour and aroma.
STEP 3: Bottle
We recommend the use of PET bottles or reusable glass bottles designed for storing beer. Bottles need to be primed so that secondary fermentation (producing the gas in the bottle) can take place.