Recipe

Archers Golden Bitter clone

Archers Golden Bitter clone
Archers Brewery, UK

(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)
OG = 1.046  FG = 1.012
IBU = 36  SRM = 5  ABV = 4.5%

Archers Golden is a superb ale that has won a number of awards. Sadly, at the time of writing, Archers is under administration so the future of their Swindon brewery is in some doubt. We can only hope that a buyer is found for the brewery so that brewing of their fine ales may continue.

Ingredients
9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg) Maris Otter pale malt (3 °L)
10 AAU Whitbread Goldings Variety hops (60 min.) (1.8 oz./52 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
11 AAU Whitbread Goldings Variety hops (0 min.) (2 oz/57 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
1 tsp. Irish moss (15 mins)
Wyeast 1318 (London Ale III) yeast (1 qt./1-L yeast starter)

Step by Step
152 °F (67 °C) infusion mash temperature for 60 minutes. 60-minute boil time. Ferment at 70 °F (21 °C).

Archers Golden Bitter clone
Archers Brewery, UK

(5 gallons/19 L, extract only)
OG = 1.046 FG = 1.012
IBU = 36 SRM = 6 ABV = 4.5%

Ingredients
2.5 lbs. (0.73 kg) Muntons Extra Light dried malt extract
3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg) Maris Otter liquid malt extract (late addition)
10 AAU Whitbread Goldings Variety hops (60 min.) (1.8 oz./52 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
11 AAU Whitbread Goldings Variety hops (0 min.) (2.0 oz/57 g of 5.5% alpha acids)
1 tsp. Irish moss (15 mins)
Wyeast 1318 (London Ale III) yeast (1 qt./1-L yeast starter)

Step by Step
Stir dried malt extract into 3 gallons (11 L) of water. Boil 60 minutes, adding hops at times indicated. Add Irish moss and stir in liquid malt extract for the final 15 minutes of the boil. Ferment at 70 °F (21 °C).

Archers Golden is a superb ale that has won a number of awards. Sadly, at the time of writing, Archers is under administration so the future of their Swindon brewery is in some doubt. We can only hope that a buyer is found for the brewery so that brewing of their fine ales may continue.