Strangeways Bitter, 4.5 litres. 8 Bottles 4%

A really blonde pale beer a bit like a famous Manchester bitter

To make 4.5 Litres of beer


12g Goldings Hops

500g Light Dried Malt Extract

Beer yeast


Pour the Malt extract into a 2 pint jug and fill up with boiling water, leave to cool.

When cool to room temperature pour the malty liquid into a 4.5 litre plastic water bottle,

Add cold water to fill it about 50mm below the shoulders and squeeze the small bag of hops into the bottle.

Add the yeast- Just rest the top on - Don't tighten it!

Put it  in a nice warm place

Leave for six days , then pour into a clean water bottle. Add cold water

Screw the lid on part way and leave for two days to clear

Syphon into bottles and add 1/2 tsp of sugar per pint to each bottle.

Bottles should clean and ones that have held pressure, plastic ones or those clip top bottles are great.

Leave for two weeks in a warm place. You beer is now ready for drinking!