Dark Rock Cafe Espresso Stout – All Grain Kit

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A delicious deep stout infused with subtle coffee flavours. Northern Brewer and Cascade hops complement and add a distinctive fruitness.

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Dark Rock Cafe Espresso Stout – All Grain Kit

Dark Rock Cafe Espresso Coffee Stout - All GrainA delicious deep stout infused with subtle coffee flavours. Coffee and Stout pair perfectly in this brew to provide a fruity, nutty flavour with a subtle espresso kick. The malt background is enhanced by the addition of Biscuit, Dark Crystal, Caramunich, and Chocolate Malts. Northern Brewer and Cascade hops complement the malt base and add a distinctive fruitness.

This top of the range kit will produce a beer that you can be proud of. No compromise has been made on quality and only the freshest hops and malts have been selected. The kit also includes a sachet of Pure Brew water conditioner and yeast enhancer to ensure a pure commercial taste is achieved. Starbrite finings are also included.

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.

What Is The Dark Rock Bohemian Range?

The Bohemian Range is quirky and experimental. It mirrors the current commercial craft beer trend for creating off the wall styles and flavours that do not conform to traditional standards. The range includes special limited editions in order to keep things lively and interesting. All kits have been thoroughly researched and pilot tested by selected customer prior to being launched. Expect some explosive strengths, small batch quantities, and wacky flavour editions that shouldn’t work, but do! Have fun with the Bohemian range and release the “Hipster” in you!

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 stunning.

What Makes The Dark Rock All-Grain Range So Special?

Dark Rock Brewing’s All-Grain Beer Kits provide everything you need to make a superb ale.  All-grain brewing is a rewarding process, which puts you in full control of your brewing. It takes a little longer than making a standard beer kit or partial mash but the results are absolutely stunning. All-grain mash brewing is great fun and really allows you to develop the necessary skills to master your craft. We use commercial-quality malt and hops in each kit, placing a strong emphasis on freshness.

Dark Rock’s all-Grain Mash Kits represent fantastic value too. You only buy the exact amount of ingredients you need so there is no waste. Unlike making up your own recipe you will not have leftover quantities. With all grain brewing, it is important not to keep stocks of grains and particularly hops at home for long periods. The quality deteriorates quickly. Therefore, it does not make sense to buy larger quantities of grains and hops than you actually need.

We weigh Dark Rock All-Grain Kits to precise quantities required for each brew, ensuring the freshest ingredients and excellent value. We store hops in temperature-controlled rooms and vacuum-pack them immediately upon opening. This ensures the optimum quality of your brew.

What’s Included?

  • 6.05Kg Malt Grains (Pale Malt, Chocolate Malt, Caramunich Malt, Roasted Barley, Crystal Malt, Biscuit Malt)
  • Choice of Yeast
  • Hop Pellets: Cascade, Northern Brewer
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Coffee Beans
  • Fermenter / keg ID sticker
  • Full instructions

Allergy Advice: Includes barley and other cereals, containing gluten

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • Starting Gravity: 1052 (approx)
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1016
  • ABV: 4.7% (approx)
  • Bitterness: 29 IBU
  • Colour: 65 EBC
  • 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 specialist equipment to make all grain beers.

The process involves three stages. The first stage is mashing. Your mash equipment will need to maintain the grains and water at a constant temperature for an hour (usually 66C). This is important as only slight variations in temperature can affect the taste of the final beer. The second part of the process is sparging. This involves rinsing the grains with water slightly hotter than the mash (77C). Finally, you will need to boil the wort for around 70 minutes and then cool it to fermentation temperature as fast as possible. From this point, the fermentation process is similar to standard kits. You can use numerous techniques and equipment styles to make full mash beers.

In the past, brewers used a floating mash tun and insulated ice box as the most basic method. Alternatively, they used a Pico style Electrim Bin. Whilst these are still available, there are now easy to use all-grain brewing systems available. The initial cost is higher but these systems are superb and allow you to achieve bang on results every time. They also cut down the time that you have to be present during the process. All grain systems are so effective that most commercial breweries use them for testing experimental recipes prior to full-blown scale-ups.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

We highly recommend the Grainfather brewing system. You can expand this system as your skills develop, to include conical temperature-controlled fermenters, sparge water heaters, and even an integrated Glycol Chiller. This ensures precise temperatures down to 4 degrees centigrade, which is useful for lager production and summer brewing. A wide range of all-grain brewing equipment is available on our website and we are always available to offer advice.

TIPS

This kit includes a sachet of Pure Brew 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 treats brewing water, eliminating problems that Chlorine and Chloramine create. These problems can result in a medicinal or “homebrew” taste.

Overlooking the condition of brewing water can impact results, even though it’s critical to achieving optimum results. 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.

You could consider investing in a metal hop spider to effectively manage hop additions into the boiling process. The hop spider would sit inside your boiler and allow you to drop hops into the boil in a controlled way. Hop Spiders allow hops to boil with more free flow space around them. You can easily clean them and re-use them over and over again. They also prevent hop sediment (known as trub) from clogging up pumping systems when using all in one brewing equipment.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Manufacturer

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

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6 June 2022

Really smooth drink, lovely subtle coffee background taste will be brewing this again

Foxy D
6 May 2022

Brewed it using the Grainfather all in one and glycol chiller/fermenter. Really pleased with the results. A fantastic coffee stout with a full flavour only 3 weeks after mashing. Well worth a go. I will be brewing again soon!!

DRURYBREWERY
16 April 2022

This was my 1st brew using wyeast, I chose 1450 as fairly good match to the brew despite its low floculation, well the results are impressive. I am an amateur brewer producing beer that would grace any pub not because of my skills but because the kits are superb, it’s easy with fairly modest kit. As for this brew, it’s perfectly balanced, I achieved 4.6 abv, so an easy drinker, not too heavy wonderfull coffee and dark chocolate a real, the head clings too the sides just enough to hold till the last drop.

Highly recommended brew

Gary
3 May 2021

Delicious

Brewed with 100g of Cocoa nibs for a light chocolate coffee pint

Stenna
14 November 2020

not too heavy, nice subtle coffee not overpowering taste. will make this again

Jo

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