Dark Star Festival Ale Extract Recipe Pack

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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 - 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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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.
How can I increase the alcohol in my beer?
What is extract brewing?
Do I need anything else to make the beer kits?
How long does the beer take to make?
My starting gravity seems lower than expected?
What temperature should I ferment at?
My husband is a fan of Old Speckled Hen ale and I see you have an ingredients kit. I was wondering what brew kit I would need to accompany it. We're home brew virgins so any help would be appreciated!
i have followed the instructions to the letter and have been very careful to purify and cleanse all equipement but my bitter is cloudy when i pour it from the barrell, what should i do?
how can i decrease the alcohol content of my beer kit?
will my beer ferment quicker if i make it with less sugar?
Is there a simple formula for determining alcohol content ?
What is dry hopping?
How long does the beer keep?
Does Household sugar make weaker beer than using dextrose or malt extract?
Is my tap water okay to use?
How do I know my beer is fermenting?
If I am bottling my lager into 500ml bottles how much sediment is produced in them?
How can I make a beer kit of 5% abv down to 4% abv.

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  • Rating
    The best of the labels
    Review by Michaelon 07/07/2016
    I have tried all of the 'label' extract kits and this is the best one and most closely resembles the brewers original product
  • Rating
    Really good dark ale
    Review by Tomon 19/01/2016
    Tasty with a long bitter finish. Well received by all my mates who I have donated this to for a taste test. First time I have steeped the grains, feels a bit more involved. My beer came out at about 4.8% so not far off the advertised 4.1%. Cleared really quickly with irish moss in the boil but the flavour improved progressively over 2-3 months.
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    Excellent beer
    Review by Ewanon 04/01/2016
    I don't usually leave reviews but sitting at home drinking this now and thought it was only fair to say how good it is. Took a little longer than a kit (obviously) just need a large pan for the boil. Very drinkable, came out at an ABV of 5%, dark golden color, nice hoppy taste with a lovely malty dark undertone. One I will look forward to doing again, most probably very soon as its not going to last!
  • Rating
    Good but not quite as described
    Review by Mattp94on 12/07/2014
    I've had several of the BrewUK IPA extract kits as so thought I would try something a little different. I love a lot of the Dark Star beers so wanted to try the Festival. First thing I noticed was that the ingredients and volumes described didn't seem to come out at the 5.1% advertised. 2.5kg of DME in 20litres gives an SG of 1.046 so I was only expecting a total ABV of 4.5% which is very close to what the finished beer came to. This was also my first attempt at using a corny keg and in my ignorance, I had followed some advice from an american home brew forum about adding a small amount of gelatin to help it clear quicker. The kegged and fined beer was rather disappointing, lacking flavour and depth. Luckily I had also bottled some of this and after 4 or 5 weeks decided to try one and compare to the kegged version. Wow what a difference, the bottled and un fined Festival was lovely. Really nice depth of malt flavours and a pleasant but delicate hoppiness. Lesson leant, I will not be rushing things by trying to clear my beer with gelatine in the future and am tempted to make another batch of this to do it justice. Still a bit puzzled by the description and instructions but the great taste made up for that.

    RESPONSE FROM BREWUK - Sorry about that Matt, we will look into the recipe for you.
  • Rating
    Beautiful...
    Review by wavingdaiseyon 13/01/2014
    Well, having never tried the commercial version, I was unsure what to expect. Brewed this a my Xmas beer in October and left for around 7 weeks before sampling. The steeping of the chocolate malts really come through and works great with the hop finish. Not usually one for darker beers (this is a hazelnut colour) but this is easily one of the best extract recipes I have done, and I have done plenty! Get one on the go is all I can say!
  • Rating
    Improves a lot with age
    Review by Alon 14/10/2013
    This was my second extract kit brew (after the awesome Way to Amarillo) and the first I did which involved steeping grains. I have to say the first few cheeky samples I had were pretty disappointing, especially after WTA which I quaffed far too fast in all its fresh, young, hoppy glory. So I did wonder whether I'd done a poor job with the grains. But now, 6 weeks post-kegging, this is really coming into its own. It has a lovely balance of malt and hops and I fear it now won't last long enough for me to see how much it would improve over the next 6 weeks. Heartily recommended if you have a little patience. I shall be doing it again.
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    one of the best
    Review by bernon 07/10/2013
    I kegged it then had taste at 24 days yeh its ok.
    At 5 weeks I tried again and its an absolute belter.
    show me a pub beer as good as this and I will stop brewing.
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    Splendid
    Review by Markon 02/10/2013
    A fine tasty ale, great results and improves with age.
  • Rating
    Fantastic beer
    Review by Williamon 24/07/2013
    This was my first extract brew and I have to say that it is as good as some pints you get in the pub. This will be the first of many extract brews.