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    Mouse hover preview issue

    I have a Windows 10 HP Envy (touchscreen) and I have noticed that even when it is not in tablet mode, I do not see the preview when I hover over a thread link. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what they did to solve it. I have done many googlesearches and can't seem to...
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    Freak of Science...a NEIPA turned clear...?

    Okay HBT, I am completely perplexed. I have brewed dozens of NEIPAs before and every one, regardless of time spent in the keg have stayed hazy until the last pour, but last night...not quite Friday the 13th yet...something mysterious happened... I brewed this as a New England IPA, added hops...
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    Burner Question: Is there a such thing as overkill?

    Just thinking outloud so please pardon me for maybe not have thought this all the way through... A fellow homebrewer that I recently became buds with has an "issue" where all of his beers, regardless of style or mash temp, have a sort of sweetness to them. This is probably not the most...
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    Yeast attenuation and bottle conditioning

    Just thinking out loud here, but does any science exist out there that takes into consideration the attenuation characteristics of a certain type of yeast in reference to bottle conditioning, specifically carbonation? I recently made a DFH 60 Minute Clone using Windsor Ale yeast, which...
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    Linear Recipe Scaling. Fact or Fiction?

    As a 1 - 3 gallon brewer, I find myself scaling recipes often and I was always told that you can simple scale the recipes linearly. Too easy, right? Well, after some batches that missed OG by .01 or more, I started looking into software to help me figure out where in my brewing process I was...
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    Someone with Beersmith experience please give me a hand

    Long story - short, I have been using an excel spreadsheet that I designed myself...mainly for kicks, but I think I messed up some calculations somewhere along the line and I want to verify whether I am crazy or not. I need someone with Beersmith experience to plug in my recipe and equipment...
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    Bru'n Water Liquor pH & Mash pH

    The quality of this question may be effected by the lack of sleep I have had over the passed 3 days, and I am probably just missing something obvious because I am terrible at reading directions..BUT... Is there a place in Bru'n Water that shows what the liquor pH, pre-mash, will be? In other...
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    pH Meter dried out.

    Someone please assure me that I did not just ruin my pH meter?!?! I have a Milwaukee-Martini Instruments pH 55 and I have been storing it in 4.01 solution while not in use. I haven't brewed in a while so it kind of got neglected, although, I topped it up probably not more than a week ago, but...
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    Adding salts after boil

    For Christmas my wonderful wife got me Randy Mosher's book Mastering Homebrew and I was glancing through the water section and got to thinking...obviously mash pH is important and certain ions have their effects on the mash as well, but is there any information out there on adding salts after...
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    Found this on Craigslist....is this a good pH meter?

    Corning check-mate 90 pH Digital Meter w/ Calibration Check Plug http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bfs/5315277089.html
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    Recipe inspired by m00ps' article "Not Your Fathers IPA"

    Just throwing this out there for added input/critique. I am not married to these hops and would like to get a more fruity/"juicy" hop character, so feel free to put in your $0.02 on that. **EDIT: Image updated to reflect changes made as of 11/28/2015 Also, not pictured are the dry hop...
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    Being a homebrewer and living with BMC drinkers

    Does anyone else find it discouraging to be a homebrewer when no one else around you appreciates craft beer? Not to say that my wife doesn't like craft beer, but she is the kind of person who doesn't trust something that is made at home. She is a complete germophobe and thinks that I am using...
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    First time dumping a batch :(

    I brewed an American Red Ale about a month ago and bottled yesterday. I tried a new method and used home-made VT maple syrup from my wife's uncle. I guess I grossly overestimated the amount I needed and, on top of that, I had a bottle that was on display (with dust and Lord knows what else on...
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    Clone Brews and SRM

    Until recently, I had always just trusted that when I brewed a recipe from Clone Brews that everything was accurate. Now that my brewing spreadsheet has evolved and I am able to account for SRM, I have noticed that the recipes in the book are way far off. For example, I plugged in two recipes...
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    What to do with spare laptop?

    Like the title says, I have a spare laptop just collecting dust...I have been racking my brain trying to think of something to use it for and it dawned on me that I could repurpose it for my homebrew set up, but this is where I hit a brick wall. I see a lot of people using Raspberry Pi and...
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    How come...

    With all of the rage about water chemistry and water profiles, yadda, yadda, yadda...I never see water profile information included with recipes? It may be the DFH Indian Brown in all it wonder in me, but how come this is not a standard part of the recipe?
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    Making a threaded ball valve work on a weldless system?

    I recently came across this gem: 1/2" NPT Quick Clean Take-Apart Ball Valve. I just purchased my 44qt. Bayou Classic SS kettle and am wanting to add a ball valve, specifically the one above, for easy cleaning. Before I pull the trigger and purchase it and try to find a way to rig it up...
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    Aluminum vs. Stainless Steel

    I hear different things about aluminum producing metallic flavors in beer. I was wondering how much truth is in this and what can be done to mitigate or stop it?
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    Maybe moving to the cloud wasn't such a great idea....

    Literally over 10 pages of this....
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    Gravity readings after 2 weeks in primary really necessary?

    I am posting this in the beginners section because even though I have been brewing for a few years, it still seems like somewhat of a newbie question to me. BUT, I always see the advice of taking two hydrometer readings 3 days apart to verify whether your fermentation is complete, and I...
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