Dark Rock Dock of The Bay – Part Grain Kit

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This is a robust brown beer with a fruity flavour, hints of chocolate and coffee aromas, matched with Goldings hops to provide a wonderfully balanced ale.

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Dark Rock Dock of The Bay – Part Grain Kit

Dark Rock Dock of The Bay - Part GrainA traditional London style Porter made famous by port workers in London in the 19th century. This is a robust brown beer with a fruity flavour and hints of chocolate and coffee aromas. Crystal, Chocolate, and Brown Malts provide the rich malty backbone, matched with classic English Goldings hops to provide a wonderfully balanced ale. This kit produces 40 pints of delicious ale at 4.4% ABV.

Great British Series

Britain has a rich brewing heritage and is one of the world’s four great brewing nations. Although it has recently been overlooked in favour of new world styles,  Britain has been the bedrock for brewing innovation and produces excellent quality hops and malts. This series encourages craft brewers to get back to their roots and enjoy a fantastic selection of the finest traditional beers. We use the highest quality ingredients, all British sourced and where possible we support local suppliers in a drive to give British beer the credit it deserves.

The hop aromas, and depth of flavour achieved from kits in the Great British Beers series, will take your brewing to another level and will rival the taste of commercial craft beers.

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 3kg 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?

  • 3kg 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: Includes barley and other Cereals, containing gluten

Equipment Needed

Basic beer making equipment:

  • 25 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: 4.4%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.016 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 2 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

Tips

This kit includes a sachet of Pure Brew to ensure a commercial-quality outcome. 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. This kit includes Starbrite finings. 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.

This kit includes a muslin bag. 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.

Additional information

Weight 4.8 kg
Manufacturer

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Amazing kit. I’ve been making part grain beer for years now and I love the convience of the kit. This Porter has fantastic flavour straight away and is aging well. Hints of Coffee, caramel and chocolate.

Pappa
Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Haven’t brewed a porter in a long while and this has been a great success, lovely dark ruby colour, sweet taste with chocolate and coffee flavours. Lovely winter beer, another winner!

Nick

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