A Tribute to Old Peculier – All Grain Kit

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A beautiful, dark, robust beer using finest British malts. It has a rich, smooth, fruity taste, which is balanced to a moderate hop finish.

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Tribute to Old Peculier – All Grain Kit

Tribute to Old Peculier - All GrainDark Rock Tribute to Old Peculier is a “big” 5.9% ABV beer that honours one of the countries best-loved ales. Dark Rock Tribute to Old Peculier is a beautiful, dark, robust beer, brewed from a generous blend of finest Pale, Crystal and Roasted Barley malts. It has a rich, smooth, fruity taste, which is balanced to a moderate hop finish.

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:

T&R Theakston is an independent, family brewing company founded in 1827 located in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham, North Yorkshire. The company is controlled and run by direct family descendants of the funder Robert Theakston. Theakston is one of Britains oldest established family brewing companies. Among the beers produced is Theakston Old Peculiar, a beer for which the company is famous. The 19th-century brewery is of a traditional ‘tower’ construction, containing many of the original features, thus upholding the great tradition of the English top-fermented brewing method.

Old Peculier is a beautiful, robust beer, brewed from a generous blend of finest pale, crystal and roasted barley. It matches two bittering hops with the majestic and noble ‘Fuggle’ hop to produce a beer of awesome full-bodied flavour. The rich treacle flavours are combined with subtle cherry and rich fruit overtones. It tastes superb when accompanied by rich stews, strong cheeses and sweet puddings.

What’s Included?

  • 5Kg Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets
  • Belgian Candi Sugar
  • 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


  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 5.9%
  • Bitterness: 42 IBU
  • Colour: 70 EBC
  • Target Original Gravity: 1050 (approx)
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1013 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)


Malts: Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Challenger, Goldings, Fuggles
Yeast: Choice of Premium Beer Yeast
Extras: Britewort, Beer Finings, Pure Brew, Belgian Candi Sugar

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.


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.


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 6 kg

Beer strength

6.1% – 7%

Beer style

7 reviews for A Tribute to Old Peculier – All Grain Kit

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19 March 2024

First time I have brewed this one, and I have to say it is great, very similar to the bottled version and actually better than the bottled version as it is fresher straight from my own equipment. Will buy this one again, really good if you are a fan of this kind of beer.

11 December 2022

I have brewed this twice now. Very easy kit to brew and have hit the required OG each time using the Bulldog Masterbrewer. I rack to minkegs and bottles and leave @ 18c for 6 weeks before cool storage in a fridge. A minikeg brewed 8 weeks ago is giving that expected OP flavour and taste and is exceptionally velvety and smooth. I have used a Party Star beer tap to pour from the minikeg. Definitely recommended this kit and I will be brewing this one again.

31 July 2022

Just started on my fourth OP brew after 4weeks in kegerator. This has become a favourite of mine, as well as my close neighbours, and never fails to satisfy. Will definitely be doing more.

14 March 2022

I have achieved some great results with this Old Peculier Tribute kit. The flavour and body just kept improving from 6 weeks after brewing until it was finished after 9 weeks. Finish was also enhanced with forced carbonation (Corney keg).

27 November 2021

I’ve been brewing Dark Rock all grain kits for a couple of years now, mostly dark beers and they have all been excellent, now I have tweaked the mash temperature to make it slightly heavier in the mouth but this Old Peculiar recipe is just the best I will definitely buy this again and again



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