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bio website dennybrew.com
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I have been a homebrewer for over 15 years and 440 batches. I'm a BJCP National judge and a member of the Governing Committee of the American Homebrewers Assoc.


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comment Mash & Sparge Calculation
As long as you figure boil off in %, you will never be able to accurately predict it. You won't boil off twice as much when you double your batch size. Use gal./hr.
Dec
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answered Mash & Sparge Calculation
Dec
17
answered Left bottles in car overnight - am I screwed?
Dec
16
comment Saison fermentation stuck around 1.035
We talk about 3724 in our book "Experimental Homebrewing". My co author, Drew Beechum, is pretty much the master of saison and has used 3724 a lot. Besides the temp increase, the other thing to note is that yeast hates any back pressure at all, as noted above. Drew recommends using an open fermentation with it.
Dec
15
answered cold crash bottled ale
Dec
7
answered Wet cloth or dirty cloth smell
Dec
5
answered First time brewer needing help
Dec
5
comment Specific and generic questions from a first timer - size of fermenter, flavoring, gravity, sanitation
A weizen is a German style. It uses a yeast that emphasizes banana and clove flavors. A wit is Belgian style that uses a yeast that emphasizes more spicy phenols. Really, the only similarity is that they both use wheat.
Dec
4
comment Just finished fermenting my first batch beer. Does this look… normal?
Glad it worked out!
Dec
2
comment Specific and generic questions from a first timer - size of fermenter, flavoring, gravity, sanitation
Great answer...the only thing I'd add is that beers you list (Bliue Moon, Shocktop) are not weizens...they are ostensibly witbier. You can certainly add orange to your beer if you like, but that is not typically done with a weizen.
Dec
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comment False bottom not working effectively
Sure, why not? What would the problem be?
Nov
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answered False bottom not working effectively
Nov
27
comment What is torrified wheat?
Well, yes and no....you'll get some "wheatiness" from the malted wheat, but it will be a different flavor than torrified.
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
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comment Chocolate and Coffee Additions
Well, then, I'd just follow the recipe.
Nov
14
comment Chocolate and Coffee Additions
Why do you think you need to make any changes at all? Despite what you've heard, there isn't enough oil to worry about. And the recipe has been brewed as is by the author...don't you think they would have come up with another technique of that didn't work?
Nov
5
comment Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
That's correct. Once the main valve is closed, everything downstream is off.
Nov
4
comment Alternative malt extract for Northwestern Gold LME
The problem with using anything other than light extract is that you have no idea what they use in it. Gold extract could have crystal malt, Munich...who knows? A quick web search doesn't turn up a list of ingredients. Maybe of you contact them directly they can give you some info.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer