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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.


May
15
answered Do I have to bottle/keg an ale?
May
15
comment O2-absorbing crowns - do they absorb other things?
Excellent! Great to hear that!
May
15
comment O2-absorbing crowns - do they absorb other things?
Unless you have done a blind triangle test to verify that the crowns are actually absorbing O2, I think you might have fallen for the power of suggestion.
May
13
answered Low Pre boil gravity
May
9
comment Immersion/Whirpool chiller design for good trub cone formation
My experience is that, no the spaces won't help in centering trub.
May
9
comment Immersion/Whirpool chiller design for good trub cone formation
I agree to the extent that I do it for the faster chilling. The trub formation is a side benefit.
May
9
comment Immersion/Whirpool chiller design for good trub cone formation
What I'm getting at is that you can choose any of those options and it will be equally effective.
May
8
answered Immersion/Whirpool chiller design for good trub cone formation
May
7
answered Higher alcohol content in a Hard apple cider
May
7
comment Higher alcohol content in a Hard apple cider
You don't generally use water when you make cider, so that won't work. Adding sugar will.
May
6
comment Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
I've always heard that due to the low pH, beer is safe to drink no matter how bad it looks or tastes. I believe that's true. You may end up with some gastric distress, but that would be the worst of it.
May
5
comment Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
I probably would just to be safe. It's cheap insurance. OTOH, a bleach soak, followed by PBW or Oxiclean would probably be OK.
May
5
comment Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
@billy...if it does, it won't be because of the hops.
May
5
comment Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
I'd have to say that's coincidence, based on my own experience.
May
5
comment Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
Seems possible. Only time will tell.
May
5
answered What does “dregs” mean?
May
5
answered Consecutive (lacto?) infections with different fermenters
May
1
comment High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
Ooops...got so hung up on one issue that I kinda spaced it!
Apr
30
comment High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
The attenuation rating of the yeast should only be used to compare one yeast to another using a standardized wort. it is not intended to be the attenuation you'll necessarily get. That's determined by the fermentability of the wort.
Apr
30
comment High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
No brewing software can accurately predict FG. Don't even bother using it as a target.