Originally Posted by highgravitybacon
They would have helped you just as much to delete your email and never reply. It's like emailing a chef for an egg sandwich recipe and getting:
Spread butter when warm
Sharp not dull cheese
Think clucking not mooing (chicken, duck, goose)
Brown is the new black is the new all whole grain white.
It's such a bunch of silliness to keep these recipes like some trade secret. Nobody commercial brewery wants to make someone elses beer. And without their equipment in their brewhouse, you can't make their beer even if you wanted.
It is ashame its so obscure and coded, the couple brewmasters Ive written here in Michigan were pretty gracious about it, one gave me a percentage recipe and one took the time to scale it to 5 gallons and even give me pointers on secondary and late additions.