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Old 06-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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I just still have never figured out why is it that "dumping beer" especially without even knowing if anything is wrong, so prevalent in the mindset of new brewers? It seems to be the knee jerk reaction to every little thing, perceived or otherwise that could go wrong. Is it because we live in such a disposable society, so that things don't really matter, even if they involve time, effort and money to put together? Or is it that new brewers think what they're making is one step away from toxic and therefore a mistake so they think they need to get rid of it?

Maybe it's cause I'm older or something, I just can't see just willy nilly think I need to just scrap something I've put the slightest bit of effort into.

Like my Keezer build for example, I've already got close to a grand into it, and I made a mistake on one of the collar boards, in where I cut a hole, for the power outlet on the back. Rather than scrapping the board, I broke out the woodglue and the piece I cut out, mending plates to hold the piece together while the glue dried and some wood putty. And it looks and feels like there was never a hole cut out. I didn't have to go out and by another 2x8 just to cut one piece of wood out. If it were the front I might have replaced it. But I figured since it's the back side if this worked then I was ahead of the game.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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I tell them. "yes, you need to dump it, but let me do it. I have a beer dumping recycler at home, and can take care of that for you." /innocent whistle

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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How else would newer members of HBT get our post count up (to make it look like we know what we are doing) if we don't respond to all of these!?

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:24 PM   #14
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I just still have never figured out why is it that "dumping beer" especially without even knowing if anything is wrong, so prevalent in the mindset of new brewers? It seems to be the knee jerk reaction to every little thing, perceived or otherwise that could go wrong. Is it because we live in such a disposable society, so that things don't really matter, even if they involve time, effort and money to put together? Or is it that new brewers think what they're making is one step away from toxic and therefore a mistake so they think they need to get rid of it?

Maybe it's cause I'm older or something, I just can't see just willy nilly think I need to just scrap something I've put the slightest bit of effort into.

Like my Keezer build for example, I've already got close to a grand into it, and I made a mistake on one of the collar boards, in where I cut a hole, for the power outlet on the back. Rather than scrapping the board, I broke out the woodglue and the piece I cut out, mending plates to hold the piece together while the glue dried and some wood putty. And it looks and feels like there was never a hole cut out. I didn't have to go out and by another 2x8 just to cut one piece of wood out. If it were the front I might have replaced it. But I figured since it's the back side if this worked then I was ahead of the game.
I'm with you, here. Why on earth would you dump it?


The other one that kills me is the recent rash of "I think messed something up. I know that I'm a total noob, but I'm now doing the following nonsensical things to my beer in the fermenter. Will this fix my original imagined problem?" type posts. GLLAAARRRBLBLBLBBBAAARGH!!!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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I tell them. "yes, you need to dump it, but let me do it. I have a beer dumping recycler at home, and can take care of that for you." /innocent whistle
I'm using that one next time.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #17
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I really wish I could have been the first reply to this thread. I would have replies with "Yeah. Ruined."

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #18
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I guess I'm an exaggerationist (new word?). When my kids get a tiny cut I'm always like, "Let's go to the hospital. You know, they MIGHT have to cut it off at this point." Of course, they know I'm joking...I wouldn't ever make them cry or upset. I DO love the hell out of them...but I also like to mess with people. So when I see the posts I just want to respond with a short answer to just the title, without reading the post.

But I don't.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #19
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You could devise a mandatory quiz at the end of registration that forces people to read the FAQ section before allowing them to post a new thread. Maybe throw in a "This is how you execute a search" demo just to be safe

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #20
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I guess I'm an exaggerationist (new word?). When my kids get a tiny cut I'm always like, "Let's go to the hospital. You know, they MIGHT have to cut it off at this point."
Yeah, okay, I do this to my significantly younger cousins... which really freaks them out, because, well, I'm a doctor and they think I'm serious.

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