Dark Star Festival Ale Extract Recipe Pack

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The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar. In 2001, the team emptied their piggy banks, cashed in any ISA’s, sold TV’s and dug around behind the sofa for loose change, to relocate the brewery to a new purpose-built, 15 brewers barrel brewery in Ansty, near Haywards Heath – some would argue this was the point the hobby started to become a proper business…some would anyway. A few years on, and once again the brewery was on the move, this time to a bigger site in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex. The brewing team at Dark Star have been kind enough to share one of there most popular bitters - Festival. A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes Challenger, WGV, and East Kent Golding hops complimented by crystal and chocolate malts. 2.5kg Light dried malt extract Choice of Yeast - Liquid yeast must be refrigerated. This recipe pack will give you approx 20 litres of 5.1% ABV beer and comes with full instructions. This kit used the Extract brewing technique which requires a large pan (ideally 10 litres) and boiling of the liquid.
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Dark Star Festival Ale Extract Recipe Pack
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The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar. In 2001, the team emptied their piggy banks, cashed in any ISA’s, sold TV’s and dug around behind the sofa for loose change, to relocate the brewery to a new purpose-built, 15 brewers barrel brewery in Ansty, near Haywards Heath – some would argue this was the point the hobby started to become a proper business…some would anyway. A few years on, and once again the brewery was on the move, this time to a bigger site in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex. The brewing team at Dark Star have been kind enough to share one of there most popular bitters - Festival. A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes Challenger, WGV, and East Kent Golding hops complimented by crystal and chocolate malts. 2.5kg Light dried malt extract Choice of Yeast This recipe pack will give you approx 20 litres of 5.1% ABV beer and comes with full instructions. This kit used the Extract brewing technique which requires a large pan (ideally 10 litres) and boiling of the liquid.

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  1. 100%
    Second home brew

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    This was my second home brew and I've just taken a sample 2 weeks after racking and I'm surprised how good it taste. I've never tried this beer before but Harvey's of Lewis brew something similar. So I'm a very happy home brewer. The problem now is to leave for another 2 weeks to mature.
  2. 80%
    Will try again

    Review by on

    This was a present and ended up being my first ever brewing experience. Considering that, and now knowing some of the things that I could have done better, it ended up being a very drinkable dark ale that received great feedback from everyone that tried it. Being my maiden brew, it did not last long and would probably benefit from a bit longer in the bottle than the couple of weeks that I gave it. Next time.
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