B-Line Bitter

Another recipe from my LHBS; there they call it Grapefruit Bitter, which is a good name...but since I take the 99 to work every day, B-Line Bitter it is.


Batch size: 5 gallons Target gravity: 1.050

  • 7 lb pale liquid malt extract
  • 12 oz Carastan malt
  • 4 oz wheat malt


  • 1 oz Centennial @ 60
  • 1.5 oz Centennial

Yeast: Washed Wyeast 1332 from my very first batch

Brew Day

January 10, 2009: The usual. Used 1 c. wort and 1 jar of Wyeast 1332 to make a starter; only let it sit for an hour before pitching. Starting gravity 1.050.


February 1, 2009: 100 g dextrose for priming. 4.35 gallons/ 16.5 litres yield. Final gravity 1.013, so about 5% ABV. Nice taste already.


February 8, 2009: I like this. The grapefruit comes out the more it warms up. Lovely dark orange colour. Up-front yeasty flavour, almost like a hefeweizen. Would like to try dry-hopping this.

March 15, 2009: This stuff has gone fast. I like it -- it's a lot like the Strathcona Pale Ale, only more bitter and a noticeable grapefruit flavour. Yeast is taking a while to flocculate. I'd definitely like to make this again, and would like to try an AG version.

June 2009: Last bottle opened while my dad was here. Still very good.