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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.


Jul
4
comment What to expect from “Mash” Hopping?
I spoke with a couple chemists at NHC about this theory recently. They said that in order to bring down the pH measurably you'd pretty much have to fill the mash tun with hops. So while it may be theoretically possible, it's unlikely that you could really achieve it.
Jul
3
comment What to expect from “Mash” Hopping?
mdma, yes, that's what I mean. The beer had a very low level of bitterness. It didn't taste anywhere near the predicted IBU and tasted a lot like the measured IBU.
Jul
2
comment Does carbonation method impact beer flavor?
You are correct. All primings were calculated to provide app. 2.5 vol. of CO2.
Jul
2
answered What to expect from “Mash” Hopping?
Jul
2
answered Does carbonation method impact beer flavor?
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
28
comment What is the secondary fermentation debate?
Just what I was getting at. They do drop the yeast, but they don't xfer to a separate vessel to do that.
Jun
27
comment What is the secondary fermentation debate?
But not in commercial brewing.
Jun
27
answered What is the secondary fermentation debate?
Jun
27
answered Airlock required for lagering or conditioning?
Jun
23
comment Gas line : does it need to be sterilized?
I don't have CO2 permanently connected to my kegs. I hook it up as needed and I don't do ant sanitation of the gas line. BTW, homebrewers don't sterilize...we sanitize.
Jun
23
answered Gas line : does it need to be sterilized?
Jun
22
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
Get a certified calibrated thermometer like this to test your brewing thermometer. Do not use the calibration thermometer for brewing. amazon.com/gp/product/B00551O8V6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01
Jun
21
answered Over attenuated all grain beers
Jun
17
comment How to cope with stale/chewy grain?
Yeah, I buy in bulk and store in a humid basement, too. How do you store the grains? I've found that unopened bags keep for years. I put opened bags in Rubbermaid plastic storage bins. That works really well.
Jun
17
comment How to cope with stale/chewy grain?
I've used a lot of old grain, too, but it wasn't as far gone as the OP described. Old is fine, but if it tastes stale and is chewy, it's not just old...it's bad. The idea to use it for starters is a good one, though.
Jun
17
answered How to cope with stale/chewy grain?
Jun
13
comment When to remove hops and other bittering/aroma agents?
Nope, no problems.
Jun
13
answered When to remove hops and other bittering/aroma agents?
Jun
11
comment Why does the temperature of bottle conditioning determine the amount of priming sugar?
Graham, that's what I do. It's not 100% effective, but I find it easier than trying to figure out how much dissolved CO2 is in the beer. Yeah, I know, I'm lazy....