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Our extract version of our Big Burton is a take on an old school English style IPA, sometimes called English Strong Ale.  It’s beefier and bigger than many British style ales, but not quite in Old Ale or Barley wine territory with the lower ABV.  It’s just a little lighter, a little easier drinking, but with the big flavor profile that you want.  This beer explodes with flavor and dimension on your tongue, blowing up your palette with strong Maris Otter malt and English caramel characteristics and following it up with light earth from Fuggle hops and a deep, toasted biscuit and maillard flavors from an extra long boil and molasses.  For those of us that want the perfect winter seasonal with no spices and tons of character, this is the perfect beer!

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The BrewChatter Official Recipe of Learn To Homebrew Day 2021, this British Strong Ale is such a killer beer.  It’s perfect for when the weather starts to cool down, and you feel like you want something malt forward that tastes big, but is only 7% - 8% ABV.  This is the perfect holiday ale for those who don’t want something spiced up.  Don’t just brew it around the holidays, though!  For those of us who appreciate a killer and authentic English style beer year round that isn’t 4% or 5%, it’s surprisingly refreshing!



17A Strong British Ale

Recipe Kit Details:

ABV: 7.7%
Estimated OG: 1.076
Estimated FG: 1.022
IBU: 55
SRM: 24

Included In Kit:

  • All Malt Extracts Listed in Recipe
  • All Grains Listed in Recipe, Ground and Bagged Together
  • All Hops Listed in Recipe
  • 5" x 28" Grain Bag
  • 4 oz Bottling Sugar
  • Beer Recipe Kit Instructions

Yeast Suggestions:

A09 Imperial Organic Yeast A09 Pub
WLP005 White Labs WLP005 British Ale Yeast
Wyeast 1469 Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale


NOTE: YEAST is NOT included.

Instructions and Home Brew Recipe Download:

PDF icon  Download the Recipe HERE!
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NOTE: Recipe and Extract Brewing Instructions are in PDF format. 


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