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SKU: K-OB-BTO
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Specials: Session Summer
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Ale
Beer Category: English Pale Ale

This homebrew beer kit is an ordinary/standard bitter, a low alcohol session beer that you can drink several glasses of and still be able to walk and talk.

This beer is a balance of malt and hops.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.

Standard Features
Crushed: Crushed
Kit Type: Extract
Beer Yeasts: Wyeast Thames Valley II Yeast (Jan-Mar)
You can earn 1 Brew Bucks on this product!
Price: $34.48
Extraordinary Ordinary Bitter
Extraordinary Ordinary Bitter
SKU: K-OB-BTO
Weight: 6 lbs
Product Details

These kits require configuration. Click on Select Options to order your kit.

Price includes the Wyeast Quarterly Wyeast Thames Valley II available January through March.

This kit is the classic Ordinary English Bitter.  A low alcohol session beer that you can drink several glasses of and still be able to walk and talk.

This beer is a balance of malt and hops.  Though its called a bitter, ordinary bitters are really very bitter.  The hops are noticeable but overall flavor is on the malty side.

History: Originally a draught ale served very fresh under no pressure (gravity or hand pump only) at cellar temperatures (i.e., "real ale”). Bitter was created as a draught alternative (i.e., running beer) to country-brewed pale ale around the start of the 20th century and became widespread once brewers understood how to "Burtonize” their water to successfully brew pale beers and to use crystal malts to add a fullness and roundness of palate.

High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.



Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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