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Old 08-22-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I was just wondering if there was a consensus on the kind of advice we should be giving here. I see occasional advice that is really the opposite of good practice, and it frankly annoys me.

I know everyone's methods are different, but there are certain things that just help give a better understanding of what we're doing and eventually making better beer. What do you all think?

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Old 08-22-2008, 03:55 AM   #2
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Opinions on a wide variety of practices vary. There is usually more than one way to skin a cat.

What kinds of advice do you see that annoy you?

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Old 08-22-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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Opinions on a wide variety of practices vary. There is usually more than one way to skin a cat.

What kinds of advice do you see that annoy you?
The one that made me post this is telling people to not bother with their hydrometer. If someone is really trying to learn more about what they're doing, that is pretty horrible advice. They're going to be lost wondering if they beer is finished, or how strong it is, etc.

It just bothers me.
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Also interested..... examples... specifics.

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see post above yours. That's just the one that comes to mind.
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Hopefully people with good advice and concern like yourself can step in and correct them before soak up bad info. Other than that you can't really tell people what opinions, theories, or beliefs to share with other brewers.

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Hopefully people with good advice and concern like yourself can step in and correct them before soak up bad info. Other than that you can't really tell people what opinions, theories, or beliefs to share with other brewers.
yeah. I suppose you're right. I really try to do things that improve practices and I am VERY interested in all the numbers. And I think that the basic understanding of that sort of things is nearly essential to improving process.
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Sometimes people ask a question and cherry pick the information that affirms their current practice. Not everyone is looking to learn something new. Sometimes they just want to feel comfortable. Horse water drink thing.

Just be helpful. It's better to be helpful than "correct" in that situation.

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I am new to brewing but not forums, I take most things I read with a grain of salt. Hopefully people that ask questions don't take posts as the entire truth. I wouldn't worry about it and just give the best advice that you know. When it comes down to it people are going to do what they want, right or wrong and you can't loose sleep over it. If you want some spicy forum advice hit up a sportbike forum and tell them you are getting a R1 or Gixxer 1000 for your first motorcycle.

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Sometimes people ask a question and cherry pick the information that affirms their current practice. Not everyone is looking to learn something new. Sometimes they just want to feel comfortable. Horse water drink thing.

Just be helpful. It's better to be helpful than "correct" in that situation.
True... Not everyone here is seeking perfection, at least not yet.
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