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Partial Mash Tribute Range - Guinness Irish Stout

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Partial Mash Tribute Range - Guinness Irish Stout
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The Dark Rock Tribute to Guinness makes a delicious ale in the style of Gunness Irish Stout. It has a dark toffee colour with a light head. The distinctive aromas of roasted barley malts, toasty chocolate and coffee come through from the first taste. The flavour is velvet chocolate and coffee with a delicious, slightly bitter aftertaste. There is a perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavours with malt and roast characters. The palate is smooth, creamy and balanced.

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What is it?

Dark Rock Tribute to Guinness is a delicious Stout. It has a dark toffee colour with a light head. The distinctive aromas of roasted barley malts, toasty chocolate and coffee come through from the first taste. The flavour is velvet chocolate and coffee with a delicious, slightly bitter aftertaste. There is a perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavours with malt and roast characters. The palate is smooth, creamy and balanced. This is what has made Guinness one of the best selling beers in the world. Dark Rock Tribute to Guinness makes 40 pints of Stout with a 4.4% ABV.

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. New styles are always pilot tested by home 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 standard kits to partial mash. It is difficult to distinguish Dark Rock Partial Mash beers from all grain ales, and the brewing process is much faster and less complicated.

Tribute Range.

The Dark Rock Tribute range allows 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. Tribute beers 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 by 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:

Originally leased in 1759 to Arthur Guinness at 45 Irish Pounds per year for 9,000 years, the St James Gate area has been the home of Guinness ever since. It became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838, and the largest in the world by 1886, with an annual output of 1.2 million barrels. The company merged with Grand Metropolitan in 1997 to form Diageo plc, capitalised in 2006 at approximately 40 billion euros. Although not officially fully taken over, the Guinness family still owns 51 per cent of the brewery. The production of all Guinness sold in the UK and Ireland is brewed from St. James's Gate Brewery Dublin.

What's Included?

  • 3.5kg Premium Brewery Quality Liquid Malt Extract
  • Genuine Brewer's Yeast Sachet
  • 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

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.4%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.011 (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 15l stainless steel pan, and a thermometer (available on this website). 

Tips

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.

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