The Innkeeper

I brewed up our host’s all grain kit a few months ago and just tapped it today. Wow. It’s good. Very simple, yet really, really good. I’m all about simple and straight-forward with my beers these days, and this one really hit the mark.

I have a keg of this that is about to kick and I may brew again. It is really good.

I think mine fermented too warm. Had a medicine taste that has faded. Not my best effort, but I will try again since everyone has good reviews on it.

I had a batch that did the same thing. I do not like 1469 when it gets warm - in my experience, it throws some pretty harsh flavors. I ferment this pretty cool (low 60’s) and get results more to my liking. Just tapped my 5th batch of it from 2012 the other day - cloudier than I would like, but flavor is great. Hoping it will clear up with a week or two in the fridge.

Also, if you harvest yeast, a great second beer to brew with 1469 is a British Dark Mild. I have made one of these off of harvested yeast the last couple times I did the innkeeper and love it.

I had a batch that did the same thing. I do not like 1469 when it gets warm - in my experience, it throws some pretty harsh flavors. I ferment this pretty cool (low 60’s) and get results more to my liking. Just tapped my 5th batch of it from 2012 the other day - cloudier than I would like, but flavor is great. Hoping it will clear up with a week or two in the fridge.

Also, if you harvest yeast, a great second beer to brew with 1469 is a British Dark Mild. I have made one of these off of harvested yeast the last couple times I did the innkeeper and love it.[/quote]

I’ve only made 6 batches so far but have harvested a couple qt jars of yeast from each batch. Is there any reason I wouldn’t want to re use 1469 over and over for Innkeeper? Really like the extract version and going to do BIAB with it soon.

No reason at all not to reuse.

So good. So simple. So needed to be brewed again here.

When you guys brew the innkeeper all grain with full boil do you adjust the hops? I have Nbs recipes in beersmith extract predicts 24 IBUS and all grain predicts 41.

Funny you ask… I scaled my hops back on both batches I’ve done of Innkeeper to 40 IBU’s. The last kit I got predicted 50 IBU’s and that just seemed like too much.

I just kegged the extract version. Did a full boil for it and didn’t make any adjustments. I don’t feel it’s overly hoppy. That’s a great question though because my next batch of this will be AG BIAB.

I just kegged the extract version. Did a full boil for it and didn’t make any adjustments. I don’t feel it’s overly hoppy. That’s a great question though because my next batch of this will be AG BIAB.[/quote]

It’s a question of boil size as far as ibus go not all grain or extract. A lot of extract brewers will do a 2.5-3 gallon boil then top off after with water to get to 5 gallons. the down side is that your hop utilization is much lower than doing a full boil. I wonder how many ibus the kit is designed to have 24 is kinda low 41 is kinda high (as far as style guidelines go) both are probably great beers just different

I just kegged the extract version. Did a full boil for it and didn’t make any adjustments. I don’t feel it’s overly hoppy. That’s a great question though because my next batch of this will be AG BIAB.[/quote]

It’s a question of boil size as far as ibus go not all grain or extract. A lot of extract brewers will do a 2.5-3 gallon boil then top off after with water to get to 5 gallons. the down side is that your hop utilization is much lower than doing a full boil. I wonder how many ibus the kit is designed to have 24 is kinda low 41 is kinda high (as far as style guidelines go) both are probably great beers just different[/quote]
Ibrewmaster says 38.89 ibu for the extract version which I adjusted for full boil