A Tribute to Bathams Bitter – Part Grain Kit

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Dark Rock Tribute to Bathams is a pale-gold, fruity sweetish Bitter with a dry, hoppy finish. It is a good, light refreshing session beer.


A Tribute to Bathams Bitter – Part Grain Kit

What is it?

Tribute to Bathams Bitter - Part Grain

Dark Rock Tribute to Bathams is a pale-gold, fruity sweetish Bitter with a dry, hoppy finish. Batham’s Bitter is a massive favourite in the Black Country and for good reason. It is a good, light refreshing session beer, perfect for any occasion. Dark Rock Tribute to Bathams makes 40 pints of 4.5% ABV Black Country style Bitter.

Tribute Series

These kits allow 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. They 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 comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.

The Commercial Brewery

Bathams Bitter, now regarded by some as one of the finest in the country, would never have been if it was not for the pernickety tastebuds of pub regulars in a quiet Worcestershire village and the brewing skills of Mr D.B.A (Arthur) Batham. The Bitter alongside the Mild has gained respect among drinkers far and wide who have visited any of the Bathams nine pubs over the past thirty years. The company has continued to expand from that day in 1882 when Daniel Batham Senior became the landlord of the White Horse in Cradley Heath. He would be proud to know that 135 years later in 2012 that Batham’s would be operating 11 pubs throughout the Black Country and beyond!

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 a whopping 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.

Kit Content 

  • 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: May include barley and other Cereals, containing gluten

Equipment Needed

Basic beer-making equipment:

  • 30 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)


  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.5%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.010 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 2 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)


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 kg

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

7 reviews for A Tribute to Bathams Bitter – Part Grain Kit

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22 August 2023

Brilliant kit, did a taste test with a bottle of Bathams, no difference in taste at all

22 August 2023

This truly is a stunning replica of bathams. A smooth beer with a great colour and body. Would highly recommend this kit!

22 August 2023

A truly stunning replica of bathams. This kit has a stunning full body, with a great colour and tastes identical. I would highly recommend this!

22 August 2023

I knew this was going to be ok when it first went into ferment, the wort aroma and flavour were really nice. Now I am starting on drinking it I have to say it’s great! Already started another. Not going to compare with the brewery version but if you like that this will do fine.

22 August 2023

Excellent kit. Leave to condition for 6 weeks or so and the flavours really come alive. Close copy of the commercial bottled brew. Definitely a repeat brew (after I’ve tried a few of the others ????).



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