What is it?
Dark Rock Tribute to Proper Job is a powerfully authentic IPA with a blend of imported American hops. This beer honours St Austell's award-winning modern IPA. It is packed full of citrus pineapple and grapefruit flavours, with a fine crisp bitter finish. Dark Rock Tribute to Proper Job makes 40 pints of 4.7% ABV IPA.
This partial mash kit makes 40 pints of the highest quality beer. It is a step-up from standard kits, but simpler to make than an all grain full mash beer. To make this kit you will need standard brewing equipment plus a large saucepan (ideally holding at least 15 litres). To brew the kit simply steep the grains in water at 66C and then boil the hops in the saucepan. The hops are added at various stages throughout the boiling process. Hops added at the start of the boil give the beer the bitterness and those added at later stages will give the beer a delightful aroma.
Each Dark Rock kit is carefully researched and developed by commercial brewers with extensive knowledge and a passion for craft beers and real ales. 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.
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.
What makes the Dark Rock Partial Mash range so special?
Most economy beer kits are supplied with 1.5kg of malt, or up to 1.8kg for standard kits. Many brewers now prefer to pay a little extra for boxed premium kits, which tend to include 3kg malt. The higher the malt content, the better the body and taste will be. You really do get what you pay for in this respect. Dark Rock Partial Mash kits contain a whopping 3.5kg of malt extract and that is without counting the malt grains! This puts them ahead of the pack in terms of malt content and gives the beer a massive quality advantage. Couple that with a really generous quantity of the freshest and best quality hops, and you have a beer which is pretty much impossible to beat without heading into all grain mashing territory. Even the most avid all grain aficionados supplement their stocks with Dark Rock Partial Mash beers. The reason they give is that the quality is right up there and the brewing time and complexities are greatly reduced.
The Commercial Brewery
St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks in St Austell, Cornwall. Today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family owned. Proper Job was born in 2006, out of the original micro-brewery mash tun that now forms an integral part of the new Small Batch Brewery, this classic IPA has quietly forged its own destiny, increasing its sales tenfold along the way to becoming the UK's biggest selling bottle-conditioned beer as well as a hugely popular cask ale. Perhaps the forerunner of all modern IPA's in the UK, Proper Job was originally brewed at 5.5% in line with 19th century IPA guidelines, however, was reduced to below 4.5% in the cask to meet British session ale expectations. The bottled beer has been kept at the original strength for those who like a little more oomph in their IPA.
Allergy Advice: May include barley and other cereals, containing gluten
- Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
- ABV Approx: 4.7%
- Target Finishing Gravity: 1.012 (approx)
- Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
- Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)
What Equipment Do You Need?
Basic beer making equipment (5g fermenter, airlock, syphon tube with sediment trap, hydrometer, Suresan sanitiser, bottles or barrel). These are available under the starter kit section on this website. You will also need a stainless steel pan (15 litres minimum capacity), and a thermometer
A sachet of Pure Brew is included with this kit in order 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 are 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 prior to kegging. Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with home 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 re-used over and over again.
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
I want to congratulate you on creating this outstanding kit. I started brewing beer about four years ago. My first attempts were the Festival kits and I was very happy with the results. I then decided to move to all grain using the brew in a bag method. I was a little disappointed with the results. The beer lacked balance as they were quite sweet with little "hoppy" dry bitterness.
Recently I brewed the St Austell Proper Job Replica Kit and yesterday I sampled one. Even though it has only been conditioning for 3 weeks it is really on a different level from my previous brews. I have already started the Batham's Bitter Style Replica and look forward to trying others.
- Excellent Beer
This kit is just fantastic! Really tasty beer, my favourite brew so far! I will definitely be brewing this again. It's also made me very keen to try the other replica kits.