A Tribute to Guinness Original – All Grain Kit

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Velvet chocolate and coffee with a delicious, slightly bitter aftertaste. A perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavours with malt and roast characters.

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Tribute to Guinness Original – All Grain Kit

Tribute to Guinness Original - All GrainDark Rock Tribute to Guinness is a delicious Stout. It has a dark toffee colour with a light head. The distinctive aromas of roasted barley malts, toasty chocolate and coffee come through from the first taste. The flavour is velvet chocolate and coffee with a delicious, slightly bitter aftertaste. There is a perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavours with malt and roast characters. The palate is smooth, creamy and balanced. This is what has made Guinness one of the best selling beers in the world. Dark Rock Tribute to Guinness makes 40 pints of Stout with a 4.4% ABV.

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. The kit is suitable for vegans as it contains no animal-based products

What is the Dark Rock Tribute Range?

The Dark Rock Tribute range allows you to produce beers which mirror the classic commercial favourites. We carefully selected and matched quality hops, malts, and yeast to provide you with the closest possible result. Each brewery will have unique factors such as water source and yeast type; therefore, Tribute beers are not intended to be clones. We recommend you have fun by comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.

Commercial brewers with extensive knowledge and a passion for craft beers and real ales carefully research and develop each Dark Rock kit. Dark Rock Kits enable you to produce commercial quality beers, all within the comfort of your own home. We add malts and hops at controlled stages of the brewing process to create rich aromas and depths of flavour that are not only stunning but also simply unparalleled.

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.

The Commercial Brewery:

Originally leased in 1759 to Arthur Guinness at 45 Irish Pounds per year for 9,000 years, the St James Gate area has been the home of Guinness ever since. It became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838, and the largest in the world by 1886, with an annual output of 1.2 million barrels. The company merged with Grand Metropolitan in 1997 to form Diageo plc, capitalised in 2006 at approximately 40 billion euros. Although not officially fully taken over, the Guinness family still owns 51 per cent of the brewery. The production of all Guinness sold in the UK and Ireland is brewed from St. James’s Gate Brewery Dublin.

What’s Included?

  • 4.45Kg 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: Includes barley and other cereals, containing gluten

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.4%
  • Bitterness: 17 IBU
  • Colour; 67 EBC
  • Target Original Gravity: 1045 (approx)
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1011 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

Ingredients

Malts: Pale Malt, Flaked Barley, Roast Barley
Hops: Willamette, Fuggles
Yeast: Choice of Premium Beer Yeast
Extras: Britewort, Beer Finings, Pure Brew

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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Rated 5.0 out of 5
12 March 2022

Brewed this two weeks ago just had a little taste lovely and smooth very tasty will be doing more of this

Larry
Rated 5.0 out of 5
15 April 2021

Very nice, will be buying again. Don’t know when because there is too many to try.

PAUL
Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 April 2021

A good clone

MARTIN
Rated 5.0 out of 5
8 August 2020

1st taste today, 2 weeks early, you know just to see how its doing, I have to say its spot on for taste and it’s going to improve, it is a little thinner than I expected but very much like the Guinness of old I’m a happy chappie and will definitely be buying again

GCARD24
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 May 2020

The instructions were easy to follow and it had everything in the box that I needed. And some that I didn’t! I didn’t use the finings as I think that cold crashing before bottling produces better results. This kit was brewed in a Grainfather with a hop spider. My numbers were a little bit light – SG was 1042 (rather than 1045) and my FG was 1014 (rather than 1011). This produced an overall ABV of around 3.7%. No great drama!

Fermentation was in a GF conical. I did let the fermentation free rise to 23C which in hindsight I should have held a bit lower. According the packaging S04 yeast ideally wants to be 15-20C. At the end of the fermentation, it was cold crash to around 2C for 48 hours.

This batch was bottled. 180g of brewers sugar added to the racking bucket before bottling. One week in the warm and then down to the cellar. After 2 weeks, it was flat. Oops! But after 7 weeks, it was perfectly carbonated. Phew!

It looks great. I had a slight dusting of sediment in the bottom of the bottles. It tastes great – nice toasted barley flavour that is slightly peaty!

Definitely one to brew again.

Stephen

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