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Old 09-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #21
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I keep bugging Tx to change the name to Homebrewsearch.com

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #23
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I search everytime before I open a new thread. Certain situational questions (like Rye Malt in a Blueberry ale) are obviously not going to come up in search, but most answers to most of my questions HAS.

One thing that I've tried to do is this: When searching you end up learning way more then you set out to learn because you get way more then just the answer to your question from reading those searched threads. Eventually, (I started in November of 2011 and I'm brewing my 30th batch or so this weekend) when you've done enough research you come across the standard answers and commit them to memory. I try to frequent this beginner forum and use what I've found to answer others' questions on those topics. If I find an old thread that was particularly useful I'll point the OP to that thread, otherwise, I just give them what they're looking for....an answer!

I try to be deferential in my answers because there is always a counter argument to be made, and I know that even after a lifetime of doing this stuff, nobody can know everything.

BTW, if someone gives you a quick and helpful answer, give them an attaboy via the LIKE button!

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #24
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BTW, if someone gives you a quick and helpful answer, give them an attaboy via the LIKE button![/QUOTE]

Uh, is there a function for this on the app? Iv never used this site on a pc only ipod app.

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #25
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BTW, if someone gives you a quick and helpful answer, give them an attaboy via the LIKE button!
Uh, is there a function for this on the app? Iv never used this site on a pc only ipod app.[/QUOTE]

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #26
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I search. And then I make a new thread anyway.

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:15 AM   #27
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Guess i need to search for the Android app thread. No way to `like` using it that i can find.

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:58 AM   #28
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The search function is excellent. Not only that, there are links below the selected thread to other potentially interesting threads.

While some of the threads are old, it doesn't mean they are wrong or outdated. An explanation of mashing temperatures or enzymes or water chemistry doesn't necessarily change 5 years later.

But the best reason is that an expert may have answered that question a year ago, in a long and detailed post. Why should they take the time to do that for a lazy person who can't take a few minutes to search?

I always search before posting ... and ... much of the time I find the answer. And more. I learn additional things that I would not ahve learned if someone just gave an answer to my question.


>>3. Many of the questions people have are ones in which they'd be better served by open discussion and the ability to ask questions and be interactive.

Some are, most are not. Critique my XXX is a good example of a post that would benefit from an answer.

"Why is my beer not yet carbonated after 3 days" is constantly asked, and takes up space. Worse, it causes teh search to turn up scores of those types of posts.


Try using the search before asking some questions. Do that a few times and you may be surprised.

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #29
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Why should they take the time to do that for a lazy person who can't take a few minutes to search?
Excuse me? The fact that I choose not to search does not make me lazy, if I was lazy I wouldn't bother with home brewing and just buy whatever I wanted to drink.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #30
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Excuse me? The fact that I choose not to search does not make me lazy,
Sure it does when you can get your answer with a couple of minutes of "effort"



If no one used the search function, who would answer all the questions?
There would be twice as many posts.

I make it a point of not answering questions that are easily searchable (and come up weekly). I may make an exception for a newly joined member, or novice. But in addition to answering their question, I suggest also using the search function.

Do you all expect Martin and AJ to answer 20 water chemistry threads daily?
With the same types of questions?

My water is heavily Chlorinated, my Ph is 13.87726, is that good for brewing?

I use water that is contaminated by runoff from a mine, its Ph is 4, and its heavily buffered, is that good for a mash?

Will I die from the Diacetyl in my beer? Or get Alzheimers from Aluminum pots?
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