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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
7
answered Wyeast Smack Pack did not inflate
Jul
6
comment What is the purpose of adding hops BEFORE the hop schedule?
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "modify the temp of the yeast", but I'm pretty sure the answer is no.
Jul
5
answered What is the purpose of adding hops BEFORE the hop schedule?
Jul
4
comment Recipe for Canadian Red Ale
I've never heard of Canadian Red Ale.
Jun
29
answered Stalled Yeast Stirred
Jun
27
comment Softening Hard Water
Well, if they disagree with me, they're just wrong! ;)
Jun
27
comment Softening Hard Water
I consider water chemistry to be the last 5% of making great beer. I won a lot of awards for my beers before I ever tackled it. There are other things that are much more important. But if you have all other parts of your process under control already, water chemistry can get you the rest of the way.
Jun
27
comment Softening Hard Water
Start by taking a close look at the water knowledge page on the website.
Jun
27
answered Softening Hard Water
Jun
27
comment Softening Hard Water
I'm not sure what you mean by "bittering the water". And if done correctly, adding salts won't give the beer an off flavor.
Jun
25
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
But why bother with that at all? I have found no benefit and it's just extra work for no return.
Jun
25
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
Letting the yeast warm up before pitching is not only unnecessary, it can be detrimental to good yeast performance. You want the nutrient reserves that the yeast builds up to be active in the wort, not the starter. By warming up the starter, the yeast starts to consume those reserves before getting into the wort. I have made hundreds of batches by simply taking the yeast out of the fridge, decanting and pitching immediately, while the yeast is still cold.
Jun
25
comment Make American 2-row taste like Pilsen
Graham, yes I do.
Jun
18
answered Make American 2-row taste like Pilsen
Jun
18
comment Make American 2-row taste like Pilsen
I did it because you didn't tell him how to make pale malt taste like pils malt. You told him to use pils malt.
Jun
18
comment Make American 2-row taste like Pilsen
I had to downvote because of the "use pils malt" comment.
Jun
16
comment average hop yields
In general, the closer you are to the 45th parallel, the better your yield will be.
Jun
16
answered average hop yields
Jun
12
comment Why does Olde English 800 taste so bad?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an opinion about a commercial beer. It has nothing to do with homebrewing.
Jun
8
comment Conditioning kegged carbonated beer
I think you're using "conditioning" in a different way tham most homebrewers use it.