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bio website dennybrew.com
location Eugene, OR
age 62
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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.


Oct
26
comment How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)
Based on your assumptions, it sounds like there would be no headroom in the kettle.
Oct
26
comment Just finished fermenting my first batch beer. Does this look… normal?
In that case, you're worrying way too soon. I wouldn't even think about that beer for at least another 2 weeks. In addition, the high fermentation temp will exacerbate the aromas you're smelling. Give it some time and you'll likely be fine.
Oct
25
answered Just finished fermenting my first batch beer. Does this look… normal?
Oct
22
answered Bitter orange and scaling
Oct
20
comment Tea-like aroma in my beer
The "cat pee" thing is dependent on when the hops were harvested. I can't recall ever getting that from Simcoe personally. As to homebrewers not getting the best hops, that isn't necessarily true. The wholesalers who sell to homebrew retailers have the same chance at the same hops as anyone else who buys them.
Oct
19
comment What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Thanks for that!
Oct
19
answered What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Oct
19
comment What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Using a propane burner indoors is an invitation to disaster. Please don't do it.
Oct
18
answered Using brewing sugar (or equivalent) as the only fermentable?
Oct
18
answered Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
Oct
17
comment Tea-like aroma in my beer
Technically one tab is good for 12 gal. I use half of one for 5.5 gal. batches. But I've used a whole tab in 5.5 gal. and not gotten any off flavors from it. With all the processing that's gone into it, it's hard to inagine that it would have any flavor.
Oct
16
answered Tea-like aroma in my beer
Oct
12
answered PB2 PORTER - BETTER TASTE?
Oct
11
comment Wort aeration on a budget
Until the fermenter is full of foam....usually about 2-3 min.
Oct
9
answered How Long do I have to wait
Oct
9
comment how long can i leave cider in fermentation bucket after it has stopped bubbling?
Yeah, the bubbling isn't that big a deal. I wouldn't store it warmer than room temp for any length of time, but room temp is fine for even a few months if you move it out of the bucket to something more impermeable to O2.
Oct
8
answered how long can i leave cider in fermentation bucket after it has stopped bubbling?
Oct
6
comment I forgot to put water in the airlock! What do I do now?
No, it doesn't hurt, but if your water is clean it doesn't help either.
Oct
4
comment I forgot to put water in the airlock! What do I do now?
You don't have to use "sanitized water only" in an airlock. AAMOF, I never do and I've never had a problem.
Oct
3
comment Camping stove as a wort heater
Over here we call it a "jet burner". I started with one of those but it didn't take me very long to switch. I then went to one of the sand cast burners which was more controllable and quieter. The one I linked to above is very powerful and nearly silent.