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bio website dennybrew.com
location Eugene, OR
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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.


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
Aug
25
answered Does my yeast possibly already have yeast nutrient?
Aug
25
comment First time brewing lager, no fermentation
I can't stress enough that pitching lager yeast at 60 and letting it ferment at that temp is a really bad idea. Sure, you get a faster start but at the expense of beer flavor. It's just not necessary if you pitch a an adequately sized starter of healthy yeast. And you'll make MUCH better lagers like that.
Aug
24
answered First time brewing lager, no fermentation
Aug
23
comment How can I test the PPM of different minerals in my Water?
Why do you feel the need to test every batch of water? In most cases, other than chlorine/chloramine, it will be pretty stable. Are you on a well or city supply? I have my well water tested every 3-5 years and it hardly changes at all. Not enough to be concerned about.
Aug
22
comment Oatmeal Stout, steeped grains 45 min, extract recipe: Should leave in Prim longer than usual before move to Sec?
Using a secondary is almost never necessary. It's a holdover from the old days of homebrewing.
Aug
20
answered Modifying Recipes for Boil Volume
Aug
19
answered Would Yeast survive the temperatures of distillation and properly carbonate?
Aug
18
answered Do I need a ball valve on my brew kettle?
Aug
15
comment Is a 12quart pot sufficient for a 1/2 5gal boil?
That's what I started with. You have to be careful, but it works.
Aug
14
answered Is a 12quart pot sufficient for a 1/2 5gal boil?
Aug
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I put minerals back into distilled or reverse osmosis water?
Aug
10
comment Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
The other solution is to look at a different, easier, cheaper design. see www.dennybrew.com for ideas.
Aug
9
awarded  Custodian
Aug
7
comment Saving a yeast starter
All of the above assumes really good sanitation when you used and stored the original starter.
Aug
4
comment Will a yeast that ferments at higher temps stop fusels?
If they go in the swamp cooler, there is no need to sanitize them.
Aug
3
answered Are there ways to make your own beer on the cheap?