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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.


Oct
9
comment Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
Please note that although it may have been a poor analogy, I did reference it in relation to the density of the water.
Oct
9
comment Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
He says "The sediment shouldn't have any impact on a gravity reading, unless your hydrometer was sitting directly on top of the sediment, or perhaps if the sediment was floating around, it could have some impact if it was helping to lift the hydrometer. If you're concerned about sediment that is at the bottom of the sample tube, Try putting a half inch of sand or pebbles in a hydrometer tube and fill it up with distilled water. You should get the same reading (1.000 hopefully) as you get without that material in the tube."
Oct
9
comment Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
Try this...put some water in your hydrometer and take a reading. Put some sand in the hydrometer, fill it the rest of the way with water, then take another reading. It will be the same unless you put in so much sand that the hydrometer rests on it. But that just means you need a bigger sample flask, not that the density of the water has changed. That's basically the response that Patrick Rue, owner of The Bruery, gives in the AHA's "Ask the Experts" section..."
Oct
8
comment Infomation about the Still from M.A.S.H
This site is for homebrewing, not distilling.
Oct
8
revised Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
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Oct
8
comment Best way to store empty kegs
Nope, not necessary since there's nothing in there to make me worry about oxidation.
Oct
7
answered Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
Oct
7
comment Best way to store empty kegs
When I fill it, yes. But I store it with CO2 in it, as I said in the post.
Oct
6
answered Best way to store empty kegs
Oct
6
answered What's the flavor profile of a beer that only uses bittering and dry hops?
Oct
6
answered Is it important to weigh down a hop bag for dry-hopping?
Oct
6
revised What are some good homebrewing magazines?
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Oct
6
answered What are some good homebrewing magazines?
Oct
4
comment Rust in a plastic fermenter?
I have used Starsan to knock out infections that iodophor couldn't kill.
Oct
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Day 2 of Primary Fermentation of beer
Oct
1
comment When using campden tablets to dechlorinate water, how much sulfite makes it into the final beer?
I think it says (maybe it was another article I read) that used at the recommended rate, all sulfite is converted.
Oct
1
answered When using campden tablets to dechlorinate water, how much sulfite makes it into the final beer?
Oct
1
answered Mold on wort pre-pitch
Sep
28
answered Yeast on primary fermenting foam
Sep
28
revised How do I reduce the amount of head when dispensing from a keg?
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