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Dark Rock Tribute to Hobgoblin Ruby - Part Grain

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Dark Rock Tribute to Hobgoblin Ruby - Part Grain
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Dark Rock Tribute to Hobgoblin Ruby is a full-bodied and well balanced Ruby Ale. It has a chocolate toffee malt flavour, moderate bitterness and a distinctive fruity character with a ruby red glow. 

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What is it?

Dark Rock Tribute to Hobgoblin Ruby is a full-bodied and well balanced Ruby Ale. It has a chocolate toffee malt flavour, moderate bitterness and a distinctive fruity character with a ruby red glow. Dark Rock Tribute to Hobgoblin Ruby makes 40 pints of 4.6% ABV delicious Ruby Ale.

Tribute Series

These kits allow you to produce beers which mirror the classic commercial favourites. Quality hops, malts and yeast have been carefully selected and matched to give you the closest possible result. They are not designed to be clones since factors such as water source and yeast type will be individual to each brewery. We recommend you have fun comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.  

The Commercial Brewery

Hobgoblin Ruby is produced by Wychwood Brewery at it's Eagle Works site, which produces over 8 million litres of cask ale each year. It is the United Kingdom's largest brewer of organic ales. Wychwood filtered and bottled beers are exported all over the world, and the brewery is known for its fantasy-based label artwork, inspired by the myths and legends surrounding the ancient Wychwood Forest. The brewery was taken over by Marstons in 2008.

What Makes Dark Rock Part Grain Kits So Special?

Part grain beer kits are an excellent way to take your brewing to the next level. Brewing takes a little longer using this method, but the results are well worth it. With our friendly expert guidance, these kits are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced brewers. All you need extra is a pan and a thermometer. By adding a 'mini-mash' to the malt extract brewing technique, using different varieties of malt and hops, you can create more complex flavoursome beers according to your taste.

Dark Rock provides the ultimate range of part grain kits. Our expert knowledge of brewing combined with sourcing only the finest quality ingredients means Dark Rock part grain kits will enable you to brew exceptional beer that will rival any you can buy in pubs and shops. 

Dark Rock kits combine a whopping 3kg of the finest quality malt extract with a blend of premium malt grains and hops sourced by us from around the world. We believe our kits are the best on the market and feedback from our many satisfied customers' backs this up.

All ingredients are bought and stored fresh and weighed into individual bags. Our hops are vacuum packed in nitrogen-flushed foil bags to produce the maximum flavour and aromas.

Whatever your brewing experience, a part grain kit is a great choice and requires minimal investment in equipment. With such a wide range of beer styles to choose from, there is sure to be a beer for you, whether it is a tropical pale ale, a rich stout, or a refreshing pilsner.

What's Included?

  • 3kg Brewery Quality Liquid Malt Extract
  • Premium Brewing Yeast
  • Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets 
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Muslin straining bag
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Fermenter and keg ID stickers
  • Full instructions

Allergy Advice: May include barley and other Cereals, containing gluten

Equipment Needed

Basic beer making equipment:

  • 30 Litre Fermenter
  • Airlock
  • Syphon Kit
  • Hydrometer
  • Thermometer
  • Sanitiser
  • Mixing Paddle
  • Bottles or Barrel

You will also need a boiling pan (at least 15-litre capacity)

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.6%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.012 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 2 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

Tips

A sachet of Pure Brew is included with this kit to achieve a commercial quality. Pure Brew is a professional beer enhancer. It feeds the yeast with essential nutrients, which supercharge the fermentation and support yeast development (even in limited oxygen conditions). Pure Brew also treats brewing water to eliminate problems caused by Chlorine and Chloramine (which can create a medicinal or as it is sometimes referred to, a "homebrew" taste) The condition of brewing water is critical to achieving optimum results but this important area is often overlooked. By using Pure Brew, you can effectively and easily condition brewing water, and maximise effective fermentation. We strongly recommend using Pure Brew with all of your beers to improve their quality.

The addition of beer finings will improve the final quality of your beers. Starbrite finings is included with this kit. They will help your beer to clear quickly and the sediment will be more likely to stay at the bottom of bottles or barrels. If you are using Corny Kegs then it is important to clear the beer as much as possible before kegging. Beer Finings will promote a faster and more efficient fall out of sediment and haze particles before kegging. Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with craft brewers. It is suitable for all beers.

A muslin grain bag is included with this kit. You could consider investing in a metal hop spider to upgrade your equipment. The hop spider would sit inside your boiling pan and allow you to drop hops into the pan in a controlled way. Hop Spiders allow hops to boil with more free-flow space around them. They are easily cleaned and can be reused over and over again.

Each Dark Rock kit is carefully researched and developed by commercial brewers with extensive knowledge and a passion for craft beers and real ales. New styles are always pilot tested by craft brewers before being released into the market. Dark Rock Kits enable you to produce commercial quality beers, all within the comfort of your own home. Malts and hops are added at controlled stages of the brewing process to provide rich aromas and depths of flavour, which are simply not possible from standard hopped malt extract kits. This is the reason many brewers are moving from malt extract kits to part grain kits. It is difficult to distinguish Dark Rock part grain beers from all-grain ales, and the brewing process is much faster and less complicated.

Reviews

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Awesome!!!
Hobgoblin ruby is in my top 3 beers, so I was keen to try this, and wasn't disappointed. It's amazing! Will definitely be brewing this one again
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Review by chris / (Posted on 20/08/2021)
Awesome!!! Hobgoblin ruby is in my top 3 beers, so I was keen to try this, and wasn't disappointed. It's amazing! Will definitely be brewing this one again
100/ 100
Easy to brew, great tribute to a great beer.
This was my first part grain kit and will definitely not be the last. 100% better than a malt extract kit. The only other gear needed was a big pan and a sieve.
The kit came with everything you need and good instructions that are easy to follow.
Even my son commented "it doesn't taste like your normal home brew"
That's good enough for me.
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Review by Ian / (Posted on 09/12/2020)
Easy to brew, great tribute to a great beer. This was my first part grain kit and will definitely not be the last. 100% better than a malt extract kit. The only other gear needed was a big pan and a sieve.
The kit came with everything you need and good instructions that are easy to follow.
Even my son commented "it doesn't taste like your normal home brew"
That's good enough for me.
100/ 100
good product easy to make and easier to drink. hic
easy to make, but it gave me more satisfaction in making it than opening a can and stirring. it was my first attempt but not my last a superb pint equal to any pub beer.
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Review by Doug / (Posted on 16/01/2019)
good product easy to make and easier to drink. hic easy to make, but it gave me more satisfaction in making it than opening a can and stirring. it was my first attempt but not my last a superb pint equal to any pub beer.
100/ 100
Great copy and the only kit for Hobgoblin that I'm aware of, will buy again.
I am a fan of Hobgoblin and have been looking for an extract kit for this for some time. This was excellent, despite the fact that a minor lapse of concentration meant that I brewed 23 litres instead of 19! I was worried that it would come out a bit "thin" but he flavour was there and it has gone down very well with everyone. I'm sure it will be even better done properly which I intend to do in the near future.
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Review by Paul / (Posted on 21/04/2018)
Great copy and the only kit for Hobgoblin that I'm aware of, will buy again. I am a fan of Hobgoblin and have been looking for an extract kit for this for some time. This was excellent, despite the fact that a minor lapse of concentration meant that I brewed 23 litres instead of 19! I was worried that it would come out a bit "thin" but he flavour was there and it has gone down very well with everyone. I'm sure it will be even better done properly which I intend to do in the near future.
100/ 100
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