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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.


Sep
1
revised Belgian golden strong
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
31
comment What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
every few years, a frioend and I use it to make 10 gal. of a 1.100+ barleywine. Then we do about 12-15 gal. of a second runnings beer.
Aug
31
answered What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
Aug
30
answered How to add DME to the wort
Aug
30
answered Belgian golden strong
Aug
29
comment Why toss the starter wort?
If it's that little, go ahead if you can't taste it. But that small a starter isn't usually a good idea. Mine are 2-3 qt. and I certainly don't want that in my beer.
Aug
29
comment Would Yeast survive the temperatures of distillation and properly carbonate?
It certainly does. Even heating it to pasteurization temps (around 160) affects the flavor detrimentally.
Aug
27
answered Salvaging this Sorachi Ace IPA
Aug
27
comment How do I correct acidity/tartness in a fermented beer?
How do you know the beer is in a keg?
Aug
27
answered How do I correct acidity/tartness in a fermented beer?
Aug
26
comment Does my yeast possibly already have yeast nutrient?
Most dry yeast is coated with nutrients.
Aug
26
answered Monster Mill v.s. Kitchen Aid Mill attachment
Aug
25
answered Does my yeast possibly already have yeast nutrient?
Aug
25
comment First time brewing lager, no fermentation
I can't stress enough that pitching lager yeast at 60 and letting it ferment at that temp is a really bad idea. Sure, you get a faster start but at the expense of beer flavor. It's just not necessary if you pitch a an adequately sized starter of healthy yeast. And you'll make MUCH better lagers like that.
Aug
24
answered First time brewing lager, no fermentation
Aug
23
comment How can I test the PPM of different minerals in my Water?
Why do you feel the need to test every batch of water? In most cases, other than chlorine/chloramine, it will be pretty stable. Are you on a well or city supply? I have my well water tested every 3-5 years and it hardly changes at all. Not enough to be concerned about.
Aug
22
comment Oatmeal Stout, steeped grains 45 min, extract recipe: Should leave in Prim longer than usual before move to Sec?
Using a secondary is almost never necessary. It's a holdover from the old days of homebrewing.
Aug
20
answered Modifying Recipes for Boil Volume
Aug
19
answered Would Yeast survive the temperatures of distillation and properly carbonate?
Aug
18
answered Do I need a ball valve on my brew kettle?