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    Microwave yeast starter?

    I would still add a chop stick to the water to be safe. This will give the boiling bubbles somewhere to start.
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    Phoenix / Goodyear brewers?

    I go there for little stuff and wait for the store in anthem to give 20% off, then I go there for bigger purchases
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    Phoenix / Goodyear brewers?

    I would be interested in some homebrew trade and feedback. I'll post when there is something on tap, been busy with work and family. I'm in the arrowhead area
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    Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone

    In the latest BeerSmith podcast, Stan Hieronymus mentions (a around 21:14) that when you dry hop, you raise the pH
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    Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone

    How much of a difference is the final beer pH before and after carbonation?
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    Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone

    Annie Johnson mentioned on Reddit that one of the tricka to the NE IPAs is a mash pH between 4.5 and 4.8
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    Trying to improve color in extract brew

    I have a feeling that the dark Amber color you are getting is from improperly stored/old LME. I would try using DME if you can, and see if there is a change in color. I did a small batch of light DME and CTZ hops this morning to see if I still get the darker color and "homebrew" taste I got...
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    Fantasy Football 2015, League #1

    Package received from @Hello Everything arrived alive, thanks again!
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    New Blog: AirlockSniffs.com

    Thank you, the theme is called Virtue
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    Unidentifiable off flavors

    When I made my first couple extract batches, one was a red ale and one was a witbier. They both looked similar, darker than expected, and had the same off taste. I came to the conclusion that the extract was old. I made them soon after receiving them, but I don't know how long they sat around...
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    Unidentifiable off flavors

    Do all the beers look the same color wise?
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    Unidentifiable off flavors

    You can rule out the water by brewing a batch with RO water and see if the off flavor is still there.
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    Fantasy Football 2015, League #1

    Package received from @Mauer_62 This package got held up in the storm and made it in one piece, thanks!
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    Fantasy Football 2015, League #1

    Package received from @SandstoneCityBrew Sorry it took so long to post, thanks!
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    Adding hops to commercial beer?

    People do this by adding a pellet or two and recapping, then letting it sit for a day or two. Gives them an understanding of the hop aroma but not much on flavor I would think.
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