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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.


May
25
comment What is the purpose in adding unmalted wheat to a beer?
Wheat gelatinizes at mash temps (around 145F IIRC ) so a cereal mash isn't needed.
May
24
answered How can I restart fermentation on a stuck strong dark belgian ale?
May
23
answered Sour Off flavor
May
19
comment Effect of decreasing mash temp?
Agreed on the time. At that temp conversion takes longer.
May
16
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
I've experimented with it dozens of times and there is no gain from letting the sparge water sit before running it off. I simply stir in the sparge water an immediately vorlauf and drain. I average 85% efficiency.
May
16
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
What Tobias said...
May
10
comment Head Retention improves with bottle conditioning?
Wouldn't you expect beer from a keg to have more foam, then?
May
10
comment Wine yeast for beer?
So does wine yeast. I've found that yeast doesn't matter a lot for cider.
May
10
answered Will a hop vine still grow if the tip has been removed?
May
10
answered Wine yeast for beer?
May
8
comment Any reason not to lower a hydrometer into my secondary?
But why do you need a hydrometer reading every time you look at it? Leave it there for the months you're talking about and then check it.
May
4
answered Head Retention improves with bottle conditioning?
May
2
comment Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
I've never seen that happen in reality. Sorry to disagree.
May
1
comment How to get rid of gas from mead?
To degas, stir til it doesn't foam any more. You could also use something like a whisk or paint mixer, depending if it would fit in your fermenter.
Apr
26
comment How to properly keep a warm kegged beer (short term)
The CO2 is migrating from being dissolved in the beer into the headspace in the keg. The reason you get more foam in your glass is because the additional CO2 in the headspace is increasing the pressure of your pour.
Apr
26
answered How to get rid of gas from mead?
Apr
26
answered How to properly keep a warm kegged beer (short term)
Apr
24
answered Yeast Starter for a “Big Beer”
Apr
24
answered What's the minimum safe immersion time to sanitize something with StarSan?
Apr
24
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