Not only is Denny a fount of wisdom, but he epitomizes the best of the homebrewing community. I started homebrewing back in '09 when I was a "fish out of water" in a part of the country that just wasn't a good fit for me and my better half. I found myself welcomed by the members of the local homebrew club (and also the awesome LHBS). No matter what else you believed, you were welcome if you believed "malted barley wants to become beer." Now in NorCal I occasionally rub elbows with plaid-clad hipster homebrewers, and you know, they're cool folk too (though not really any cooler!). But people like Denny are thought leaders, and his warm welcome to all who practice the hallowed zymurgical arts, and his generous and kind nature, set the pace for everyone else.