Thanks for the BYO article, it provides some great perspective and runs counter to what many home brewers I've engaged on this have swear by.
Actually the very first basic brewing and byo magazine collaborative listener/reader experiment did something similar last year.
May 28, 2009 - BBR-BYO Experiment Results
James Spencer, Steve Wilkes, and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, taste James' experiment beer and read the results from brewers around the world.
BYO article- http://www.byo.com/component/resource/article/1960-byo-and-basic-brewing-radio-experiment-does-delayed-racking-harm-your-beer
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
The late, very great, George Carlin.