A Tribute to St Austell Proper Job – Part Grain Kit

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A powerfully authentic IPA with a blend of American hops. It is packed full of citrus pineapple and grapefruit flavours, with a fine crisp bitter finish.

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A Tribute to St Austell Proper Job – Part Grain Kit

Tribute to St Austell Proper Job - Part GrainDark Rock Tribute to Proper Job is a powerfully authentic IPA with a blend of imported American hops. This beer honours St Austell’s award-winning modern IPA. It is packed full of citrus pineapple and grapefruit flavours, with a fine crisp bitter finish. Dark Rock Tribute to Proper Job makes 40 pints of 4.5% ABV IPA.

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

St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks in St Austell, Cornwall. Today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family-owned. Proper Job was born in 2006, out of the original micro-brewery mash tun that now forms an integral part of the new Small Batch Brewery, this classic IPA has quietly forged its own destiny, increasing its sales tenfold along the way to becoming the UK’s biggest-selling bottle-conditioned beer as well as a hugely popular cask ale.

Perhaps the forerunner of all modern IPA’s in the UK, Proper Job was originally brewed at 5.5% in line with 19th-century IPA guidelines, however, was reduced to below 4.5% in the cask to meet British session ale expectations. The bottled beer has been kept at its original strength for those who like a little more oomph in their IPA.

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.

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:

  • 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)


  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.5%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.012 (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 repeatedly.


Additional information

Weight 3.8 kg

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

9 reviews for A Tribute to St Austell Proper Job – Part Grain Kit

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

This kit is just fantastic! Really tasty beer, my favourite brew so far! I will definitely be brewing this again. It’s also made me very keen to try the other replica kits.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

I want to congratulate you on creating this outstanding kit. I started brewing beer about four years ago. My first attempts were the Festival kits and I was very happy with the results. I then decided to move to all grain using the brew in a bag method. I was a little disappointed with the results. The beer lacked balance as they were quite sweet with little “hoppy” dry bitterness.

Recently I brewed the St Austell Proper Job Replica Kit and yesterday I sampled one. Even though it has only been conditioning for 3 weeks it is really on a different level from my previous brews. I have already started the Batham’s Bitter Style Replica and look forward to trying others.

David Cartledge

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023


My first attempt at a Part Grain kit and I did make some mistake, but you would never know. The best home brewed beer I have ever made or tasted so far.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Fantastic kit.

I used 2 mangrove Jack’s carbonation drops per 500 ml bottle, if anything it was a bit lively, could have got away with 1 – 1.5 drops.

Taste wise the kit was spot on, so much so I have requests from friends to do a re-brew. ( It didn’t last long).

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Such a great kit. Nice large amount of hops as you’d expect with proper job. Very easy to brew. Really tastes fantastic and so easy to drink! Not sure 40 pints will last me watching Le Mans 24hrs!!



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