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Old 12-10-2008, 03:00 PM   #11
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New potential friends show up every day. Flame them enough to keep them in line....but don't run them off. You never know when someone will lend you inspiration for your next brew.
Couldn't have said it better. I may be annoyed by the things I mentioned, but I don't want that to scare anyone away from being involved. Ask all the questions you want, but maybe search the forums first. Because either a) you will find the answer you are looking for, or b) you can ask your question in a thread already discussing the subject.

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this n00b will stick around to learn more
Glad to hear it. So will this noob.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:09 PM   #12
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Anyhooooo. I still look to the mead forum as a place for the free flow of ideas among the more refined.
Ouch that hurts.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:12 PM   #13
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...I'm amazed at the patience and restraint displayed by some of the old hands here when the same old questions get thrown up time after time...
The main reason for preparing my mead FAQs was to help offset repetitive answers to questions that will always be asked, because there will always be new brewers coming down the pike.

After several years as a moderator, it became much easier to point them to the FAQs, ask them to read them, and then ask their question(s). Moreover, I'm not a typist...

Personally, I only get upset when a forum member is too lazy to spend a few minutes reading, and expects to be "spoon fed" (some actually admit this...). Often, it is evident if that is the case.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:33 PM   #14
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Personally, I only get upset when a forum member is too lazy to spend a few minutes reading, and expects to be "spoon fed" (some actually admit this...). Often, it is evident if that is the case.
While I'm a BIG FAN of stickies....and I refer to them a lot. But when I came here, I was a rank n00b....not at brewing....but at web forums. I'd never been part of one like this.
One of the things that kept me at HBT was peoples willingness to spoon feed me though. I'd been to and on a few other forums, but not enough to learn how to search, let clear alone how to search effectively. I still have issues with the search function some days But the fact that no matter how stupid of a question I asked....>I always got a real answer....That is what got my $$ and kept me here.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #15
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there are times where i want to bash my computer screen in with my corker.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

anyway Im glad there are some other people here who share my feelings at least on some of this. I made this post last night after an evening of cigars and a keg of homebrew cider at a local shop here and before I made a presentation for my ceramics class <--- that sucked. Im in a better mood now and will resume helping people with what I know.

And BK I am going to get the last word eventually, haha
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #16
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Definately dont want to forget to say THANK YOU to all the HBT and brewing vets that are taking their time here, i have been helped quite a few times with my n00b questions and hope to be able to help others as effectivly as ive been helped.

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And BK I am going to get the last word eventually, haha
That's fine.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:04 AM   #18
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The main reason for preparing my mead FAQs was to help offset repetitive answers to questions that will always be asked, because there will always be new brewers coming down the pike.
Ouch... I just posted on how I read those very informative FAQ's, got inspired, over steeped my comfort zone, and started freaking.
More over everything else and my nice little mead became the focal point.
I have been making meads for over a decade on and off, and I think I have learned more from the forum specifically on mead making than I did reading volumes of the mead news group around 15 years ago.
Truly this collection of knowledge and understanding is something unique.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:35 AM   #19
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...Encourage everyone to maintain the somewhat higher standards in the wine / mead forum. The beer forums have gotten a touch unruly here these last few months...people getting very defensive, others taking cheap shots when and where they can.
Ya know I was thinking about this very thing the other day. I'll use the fishing analogy:

extract brewers = catfisherman using stinkbait
allgrain = bass fisherman
mead = fly fisherman
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:48 AM   #20
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...I'll use the fishing analogy:

extract brewers = catfisherman using stinkbait
allgrain = bass fisherman
mead = fly fisherman
Interesting... So what analogy do you have for someone who makes mead as well as all-grain beer, cider, and wine...?
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