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Old 08-17-2012, 07:49 PM   #61
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I think the main mistake of this thread is lumping all beginner brewers together.
Some people can't stand being ordered around and are determined to do everything their way, whether they know what they are doing or not.
Some people study and plan obsessively before they do anything.
Some people have a natural understanding of how flavors work together.
Some people just think they do.

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #62
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Yes I do see that. And I think making the mistakes I made, and hopefully fixing them, has taught me more about brewing than I would have learned just following the directions exactly and having a decent beer.
To each his own. Just pointing out what was painfully obvious.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:58 PM   #63
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this is just one of those discussions that happens on here everything year...it's really nothing new to anyone who's been around here awhile. It's one of those traditions that happen on here, and there's two camps........


And it all doesn't mean ****.....
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #64
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Are you saying we should nurse our beer instead? What if we are not lactating?

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #65
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I've brewed 4 batches and not one of them did I follow the exact recipe. The first three turned out great and the fourth is bubbling away. Why do people care so much anyways?
Because your life is their business.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #66
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Last time I checked, you learn just as much, if not more, getting things wrong than getting them right.
Bingo.
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RDWHAHB - make it experimental!

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #68
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Seems like the OPs biggest issue is the thread that follow failure, rather than beginners deviating from recipes. That said no need to open a thread on a public message board if you don't like it.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #69
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well, it's sad when an enthusiastic beginner makes a huge mistake because of inexperience, and then may lose interest

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #70
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I highly reccomend trying anything that keeps your interest in the hobby.
Isn't THIS ^^^^ really the whole point.


My guess (and only a guess 'cause I wouldn't wan't to come off sounding like a know it all noob) is that just as many experiments end up making crappy beer and they say "my next batch I will ..." rather than quitting all together.

I would also add that experiments that go sideways are easier to choke down in smaller batches. Live and learn, right?
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