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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.


Sep
6
answered Identifying mystery hops
Sep
5
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Actually, cold break has been found to be somewhat beneficial to the yeast.
Sep
5
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
As did a much older experiment from the Brews and Views forum that I pointed out to Marshall when he did his. I agree with your approach. Really the point is that there's nothing wrong with xferring the hops to the fermenter, but there's also nothing to be gained from it and you'll need to get them out sooner or later anyway.
Sep
4
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
I let pellets go through my pump and into the fermenter. Due to the my kettle pickup works, I use bags for whole hops. Before I had all that fancy schmancy stuff, I would pour the cooled wort through a large sanitized strainer into the fermenter.
Sep
3
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Doing that puts you at risk for hot side aeration. Admittedly, it's a small risk, but why take it? Additionally, by pouring cooled wort through a strainer, you get "good" aeration prior to pitching your yeast.
Sep
2
answered Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Sep
2
comment How to add DME to the wort
Well, I use a plastic bowl and have no problem immersing it for a short time.
Sep
1
awarded  Cleanup
Sep
1
revised Belgian golden strong
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
31
comment What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
every few years, a frioend and I use it to make 10 gal. of a 1.100+ barleywine. Then we do about 12-15 gal. of a second runnings beer.
Aug
31
answered What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
Aug
30
answered How to add DME to the wort
Aug
30
answered Belgian golden strong
Aug
29
comment Why toss the starter wort?
If it's that little, go ahead if you can't taste it. But that small a starter isn't usually a good idea. Mine are 2-3 qt. and I certainly don't want that in my beer.
Aug
29
comment Would Yeast survive the temperatures of distillation and properly carbonate?
It certainly does. Even heating it to pasteurization temps (around 160) affects the flavor detrimentally.
Aug
27
answered Salvaging this Sorachi Ace IPA
Aug
27
comment How do I correct acidity/tartness in a fermented beer?
How do you know the beer is in a keg?
Aug
27
answered How do I correct acidity/tartness in a fermented beer?
Aug
26
comment Does my yeast possibly already have yeast nutrient?
Most dry yeast is coated with nutrients.
Aug
26
answered Monster Mill v.s. Kitchen Aid Mill attachment