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Old 09-05-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default How to brew is gone?

So yesterday I made the jump to all grain, and of course I went back to John Palmer's book for reference before I started. Today I went back to just read through while I'm at work, and the website is gone! www.howtobrew.com is now one of those annoying placeholder pages. Looks like the domain has lapsed. Google still returns the book as a search result, but it takes you to the placeholder page. What ever will we do?!?

Seriously though not having access to this great resource is gonna be killer for new brewers.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Hmm, maybe you could actually buy a copy of the real book. BTW it is much more comprehensive than the abbreviated online version.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Hmm, maybe you could actually buy a copy of the real book. BTW it is much more comprehensive than the abbreviated online version.
Seriously though not having access to this great resource is gonna be killer for new brewers.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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I cannot imagine not having a hard copy of my reference books. I love to be able to take them with me where ever I want. JP and Papa are my right hand men.

The $20 or so won't break you and you won't be taking your laptop into the bathroom!

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
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The $20 or so won't break you and you won't be taking your laptop into the bathroom!

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Or worse, dragging the desktop into the bathroom...
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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I agree with Stage, such a great online resource.

Have you ever heard Palmer speak? I've heard him a couple of times on the Basic Brewing podcast, very interesting.

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try the archive

http://web.archive.org/web/200804010...com/intro.html

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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I hope he realizes that he needs to renew his domain name before this gets swiped up by a domain shark...

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:38 PM   #9
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Seriously though not having access to this great resource is gonna be killer for new brewers.
Somehow I think they will find a way to manage. HSA and long primaries are two things I can think of right off that many brewers do not agree with the text on.

Brewing is a centuries old craft and it is still evolving.
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I wouldn't be surprised if he planed on "retiring" the online version intentionally. It was pretty out of date, and he has said publicly on many occasions that there are certain things in there he now regrets writing, as they just perpetuate some old-school thinking that he no longer believes in.

Though I would be surprised if he didn't bring it back online as an advertisement/purchase portal for his book at the very least.

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