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Old 05-04-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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Do most of you share so-so ones and keep your good ones for yourself only or you share all the beers you make so others online can make them?

I was told if you got a good one don't tell anyone, it only blocks the big beer companies from stealing your formula and getting paid for something you made.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like paranoia to me.

The big companies can't afford to make beer (wont) like we do.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:26 PM   #3
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this came from a few of my friends who brew beer.

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Sounds more like they're making excuses for not sharing their recipes with you...

Share away because remember it won't be the same when someone else makes it...

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #5
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Uh, you see the recipe database we have going here?

Beer recipes are essentially worthless. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of recipes out there that will make a great beer - if you're a great brewer. Anything you "make" has been made before, MANY times, by many other brewers. There's really nothing new under the sun.

What makes a great beer is only partially dependant on the recipe, it's also process, fermentation, temperature control, and eight million other factors. The recipe itself is really only a small piece of what makes a beer great.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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Share them, stupid not to. 10 of us could brew the exact same recipe and theoretically have 10 completely different beers.

I think it is an honor when someone brews my recipes.

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share share share share share!!!!! its only BEER... RDWHAHB then share share share share share
whoo.... Im exhasted
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I think it is an honor when someone brews my recipes.
Incidentally, Pliny's on the docket at some point in the next month or two. I'm trying desperately to get Yooper to brew it, too - I even offered to send her the hops That's a DAMN good beer.

Honestly, the whole spirit of this place (and of homebrewers as a whole, I have found) is one of openness, teaching younger brewers, and sharing. Hell, I wouldn't be ANYWHERE as a brewer if it weren't for the people here who have helped me along the way. Part of that is sharing their recipes and sharing their thoughts on MY recipes.

Saying "This is MY recipe - HANDS OFF!" is really, REALLY counter to the spirit of homebrewing and HBT.

And really - there is no magic formula.
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Incidentally, Pliny's on the docket at some point in the next month or two. I'm trying desperately to get Yooper to brew it, too - I even offered to send her the hops That's a DAMN good beer.
Yes it it, you should post up the recipe, I'd be down to try it sometime
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Yes it it, you should post up the recipe, I'd be down to try it sometime
It's Dude's recipe, it's in his sig. I just need to get my hopstopper sitation all figured out first (IIRC, it's about a pound of hops )
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