I did this one a about a year ago but it remains one of my best Bitters to date, it was loosely based on some information I found about Timothy Taylors Boltmaker which is a lovely beer and a multiple award winner. As with most brews in this style I put it into a pressure barrel which gave a great pub style pour to the beer. The yeast is key 1469 is supposed to be the actual Timothy Taylor strain and it has bags of character, you could use something else but make sure it has some fruity esters or the beer will be lacking in flavour. If you do use 1469 a blow off tube is recommended, its a lively one! I found it attenuated higher than the specified range so my version was a bit stronger than intended but it was still very drinkable.

Batch size: 23 Litres
Brewhouse efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.042
FG: 1.012
IBUs: 30
EBC: 21
ABV: 4%


4 kg Pale Malt
0.3 kg Crystal 120L
0.2 kg Amber Malt
0.1 kg Torrified Wheat


15g Challenger FWH at 60 minutes
32g EKG FWH at 60 minutes
32g Styrian Goldings at 0 minutes


Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire

Mash at 67c

2 Comments on “Boltmaker(ish)

  1. That looks like an absolutely stunning pint. Great head, lacing and as clear as a fricking bell. DING!

    Just wish I was closer to you so I could pop round for a swift pint or 5…

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