Dark Rock Chocolate Milk Stout (Low Alcohol) – All Grain Kit

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A creamy milk stout, with subtle chocolate flavours provided and a complex malty aftertaste, provided by the dark roasted malts.

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Dark Rock Chocolate Milk Stout (Low Alcohol) – All Grain Kit

Dark Rock Chocolate Milk Stout (Low Alcohol) - All GrainA creamy milk stout, with subtle chocolate flavours provided by organic cocoa nibs and a complex malty aftertaste, provided by Roasted Barley, Black Malt and Chocolate Malt. Lactose imparts a rounded sweetness to the beer, as it cannot be fermented by beer yeast. Golding hops provide the subtle background bitterness. The overall result is a wonderfully rich and fruity, creamy milk stout, with chocolate flavours and malty aromas. 1.8% ABV.

This top of the range kit will produce a beer that you can be proud of. We have made no compromises on quality, selecting only the freshest hops and malts. 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 part of the package. The kit is suitable for vegans as it contains no animal-based products.

Table Series

Great flavoursome beers without the hangover…You can have your cake and eat it!

Historically, Table Beer, popularized in Belgium (Tafelbier) and France (Biere de Table) during the 20th century, was designed to be served to anyone at a dinner table, featuring an alcohol by volume (ABV) typically ranging from 1-1.5%. They are low enough in alcohol so that a few beers can be consumed without affecting appetite but will complement a robust flavoursome meal.

Table beers (also sometimes referred to as Small Beers) vary in colour and style from light blonde to jet black. They are experiencing a growth in popularity as they are more aligned to a healthier fitter lifestyle and are more suitable for people that have to drive or operate machinery. Table beers used to be malt-forward, but modern versions are experimenting with a variety of hop flavours and styles.

The Dark Rock Table Series produce delicious beers in a variety of styles. Enjoying a cold Table Beer with a burger becomes a wonderful experience, especially when you know you are hydrating instead of dehydrating as you drink them. The reduction in alcohol intake by drinking Table Beer has positive health benefits (compared to higher ABV beers) and is proving popular for mid-week drinking sessions.

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 is included?

  • 2.65Kg Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Fermenter / keg ID sticker
  • Full instructions

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

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 1.8%
  • Bitterness: 31 IBU
  • Colour: 73 EBC
  • Target Original Gravity: 1026
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.012 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

Ingredients

  • Malts: Maris Otter, Chocolate , Roast Barley, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Crystal Dark
  • Hops: Goldings
  • Yeast: Choice of Yeast
  • Extras: Britewort, Beer Finings, Pure Brew, Lactose, Organic Cocoa Nibs

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 3 kg
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Beer strength

1% – 2%

Beer style

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