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Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride - Part Grain

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Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride - Part Grain
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Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride is a tawny-coloured ale which honours one of the UK's favourite beers. London Pride has notes of sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with a beautifully balanced bitterness. Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride makes 40 pints of 4.7% ABV English Ale.

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What is it?

Dark Rock Tribute to London Pride is a tawny-coloured ale which honours one of the UK's favourite beers. London Pride has notes of sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with a beautifully balanced bitterness. This kit produces 40 pints at 4.7% ABV.

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

Fuller's Brewery (Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC) is an independent family regional brewery founded in 1845 in Chiswick, West London. John Fuller's Griffin Brewery dates from 1816; in 1845, his son, John Bird Fuller was joined by Henry Smith and John Turner to give the company it's full name. Beer has been brewed on fuller's historic Griffin Brewery site in Chiswick since the seventeenth century. Fuller's is well known as the brewer of London Pride and other award-winning ales such as Chiswick Bitter, ESB and 1845. As well as its range of beers, The Griffin Brewery, on the A4 in Chiswick, is famous for having the oldest wisteria plant in the UK, planted in the early 19th century. 

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 3.5kg 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?

  • 3.5kg 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: 4.7%
  • 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 6 item(s)

Premiership !
My first go at a part grain kit after doing several extracts and the difference is 2nd division to Premiership!. Easy to follow instructions and a good step up on the way to AG. London Pride is one of my all time go to ales and this isn’t far away. The colour is spot on, a rich chestnut and the taste was there. A great pint, Well done Dark Rock !
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Review by Darren / (Posted on 13/04/2021)
Premiership ! My first go at a part grain kit after doing several extracts and the difference is 2nd division to Premiership!. Easy to follow instructions and a good step up on the way to AG. London Pride is one of my all time go to ales and this isn’t far away. The colour is spot on, a rich chestnut and the taste was there. A great pint, Well done Dark Rock !
100/ 100
Great
Fantastic Beer, and easy to follow kit!
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Review by Tom / (Posted on 02/01/2021)
Great Fantastic Beer, and easy to follow kit!
100/ 100
Wow!
Actually purchased this by mistake as I wanted the all grain version!
Anyhow, I brewed it, like you do.
Generally followed the instructions, but as I have a full grain brewing setup, I adapted it to suit.
Was surprised that the SG was 1.052 (temp corrected), but no complaints with that.
OK, the taste test. Well as a huge fan of Fullers London Pride, was a bit disappointed with the outcome as for me, its not a good likeness.
However, this is a stunningly good ale, really nice hoppy/honey nose with a really nice dry finish, more akin to Marstons Pedigree.
Comparing this side by side with genuine Courage Directors draught (which I happen to have a barrel of!), the Dark Rock brew is superior in every way!
I must in future have a go at the all grain version...
... may even try one or two of the others in the tribute range ????????????
Cheers!
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Review by Mick E / (Posted on 17/11/2020)
Wow! Actually purchased this by mistake as I wanted the all grain version!
Anyhow, I brewed it, like you do.
Generally followed the instructions, but as I have a full grain brewing setup, I adapted it to suit.
Was surprised that the SG was 1.052 (temp corrected), but no complaints with that.
OK, the taste test. Well as a huge fan of Fullers London Pride, was a bit disappointed with the outcome as for me, its not a good likeness.
However, this is a stunningly good ale, really nice hoppy/honey nose with a really nice dry finish, more akin to Marstons Pedigree.
Comparing this side by side with genuine Courage Directors draught (which I happen to have a barrel of!), the Dark Rock brew is superior in every way!
I must in future have a go at the all grain version...
... may even try one or two of the others in the tribute range ????????????
Cheers!
100/ 100
Fantastic tribute kit
My first part grain kit I’ve done and the results are superb, great taste, quite malty and fruity and super clear. According to my dad just like the real thing! Really looking forward to trying the other kits in the part grain range, well done Dark Rock!
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Review by Baz / (Posted on 15/11/2020)
Fantastic tribute kit My first part grain kit I’ve done and the results are superb, great taste, quite malty and fruity and super clear. According to my dad just like the real thing! Really looking forward to trying the other kits in the part grain range, well done Dark Rock!
100/ 100
You won't be disappointed
This is a superb kit! Easy to make, the hardest part was waiting for it to finish so I could try some! This really does taste fantastic and incredibly similar to London Pride. It has a great mouthfeel compared to tinned kits, just like you get in your local!
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Review by Dom2812 / (Posted on 03/03/2020)
You won't be disappointed This is a superb kit! Easy to make, the hardest part was waiting for it to finish so I could try some! This really does taste fantastic and incredibly similar to London Pride. It has a great mouthfeel compared to tinned kits, just like you get in your local!
100/ 100
Great beer worth the extra effort. Watch the vigorous ferment
I started this brew just before Christmas and I am very pleased with the results. It was ready to drink from the barrel on Christmas Eve and I m still enjoying it now in early January. Yes it does taste rather like London Pride and is very smooth.

The preparation was more than your usual cheap brew, but worth the effort and the handy grain bag can be reused for straining fruit while wine making.

You will need a 15 litre saucepan and the primary fermentation was VERY vigorous, escaping from my 5 gallon bucket. Next time I’m using an over sized wine fermenter with airlock.
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Review by Trance Elbow / (Posted on 08/01/2019)
Great beer worth the extra effort. Watch the vigorous ferment I started this brew just before Christmas and I am very pleased with the results. It was ready to drink from the barrel on Christmas Eve and I m still enjoying it now in early January. Yes it does taste rather like London Pride and is very smooth.

The preparation was more than your usual cheap brew, but worth the effort and the handy grain bag can be reused for straining fruit while wine making.

You will need a 15 litre saucepan and the primary fermentation was VERY vigorous, escaping from my 5 gallon bucket. Next time I’m using an over sized wine fermenter with airlock.
100/ 100
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