Dark Rock The Milky Way – Part Grain Kit

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The Milky Way – A rich creamy stout, with subtle chocolate flavours and a complex malty aftertaste. Lactose gives the beer a rounded sweetness.

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Dark Rock The Milky Way – Part Grain Kit

Dark Rock The Milky Way - Part GrainA rich creamy stout, with subtle chocolate flavours and a complex malty aftertaste, provided by Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, and Cocoa Nibs. Lactose gives the beer a rounded sweetness (as it cannot be fermented by a beer yeast). Target and Goldings hops provide the subtle background bitterness. The overall result is a wonderfully rich and fruity, creamy sweet stout, with chocolate flavours and malty aromas. This delicious specialist kit produces 40 pints at 4.6% ABV.

Bohemian Series

This 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!

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 / keg ID sticker
  • 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: 1.025 (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 achieve 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 to eliminate the ‘homebrew’ or medicinal taste that Chlorine and Chloramine can cause.

Brewers often overlook the critical condition of brewing water, which is essential to achieve 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 reuse 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.

FININGS

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 prior to kegging (crash chilling your beer with a Glycol Chiller will also help to eliminate sediment). 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.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Manufacturer

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

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22 August 2023

Chocolatey rich and creamy. Delicious milk stout for the colder months.

Benny
22 August 2023

Stunning chocolaty stout and a breeze to brew.

Hednesford H
22 August 2023

Brew this Gorgeous Stout! Received many compliments from my stout drinking friends who have got closer! Easy to follow instructions, resulting in a smooth silky beer. Left for a few weeks longer than recommended, the chocolate hides in the background. Only 10 bottles left, so ordering another!

KevinM

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