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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.


Jun
2
revised What's the difference between casking and kegging?
fixed typo
Jun
1
comment How can I clear-up a cloudy cider?
Start hazy, 99% clear by the end of primary.
May
31
answered How can I clear-up a cloudy cider?
May
30
answered What's the difference between casking and kegging?
May
29
comment What will be the effect of allowing fermentation temperature to drop on a nearly finished fermentation?
Thanks, Dale. I rhink the beer is done, so dropping the temp shouldn't be a problem.
May
27
answered What will be the effect of allowing fermentation temperature to drop on a nearly finished fermentation?
May
25
comment Techniques for making Belgian Candy Sugar
If you invert sugar, it remains a liquid (syrup) after inversion. That means that candi rock sugar is not inverted.
May
25
comment What will happen if the main fermentable in a beer was mostly table sugar?
As well as yeast used and fermentation temp?
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?