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You will need:


  • 1 Mangrove Jack’s Classic Bitter
  • 1 kg Ultra Brew
  • 1 Red Ale Grain Pack
  • 1 Fuggles Hop bag
  • 1 Goldings Hop bag



  1. 1.  Well in advance of preparing the recipe, place 2-5 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*
  2. Place Red Ale Grain Pack and 1 litre of hot tap water in a bowl & steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse the grain with another 500mls hot water and collect this liquid in the saucepan as well.
  4. Bring the liquid to the boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat, add Fuggles and Goldings Finishing Hops and steep for 10 minutes. Pour the liquid into the fermenter, leaving the hops bags aside.
  6. Dissolve Classic Bitter and Ultra Brew in fermenter.
  7.  Add chilled & tap water up to 23 litres at below 25°C.
  8.  Sprinkle yeast on top and tip in Fuggles and Goldings Hopbags.  Seal fermenter and store in cool conditions, ideally at 20°C **
  9. Bottle when SG stabilises over two days. (This should take around 10 days).
  10. Allow to bottle condition and mature at least one month (preferably longer).



* Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not leave your fermenter to cool before adding yeast.  Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.


** Try to maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter, ideally 20°C.  Wrap fermenter in a blanket with the ends in the water.  Using an old fridge and a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat will provide the optimum results.

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