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Old 01-11-2007, 05:04 AM   #1
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I think I might have already started a thread on this but couldn't find it.

I was checking out WinePress today, largest wine making forum, and noticed a really cool concept they are working on.

http://www.winepress.us/forums/index.php?showforum=127

I also saw this done at Overgrow.com, once the largest forum on the net but now closed.

Essentially it's a community written and revised book.

Anyone else know of any other forums doing something like this?

I know, what happened to the recipe DB and shirts, I'm working on them but just a cool concept I came across.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:07 AM   #2
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That seems like a cool idea.

I wonder if the best approach for this might be a Wiki that our register members could make changes to?



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I think I might have already started a thread on this but couldn't find it.

I was checking out WinePress today, largest wine making forum, and noticed a really cool concept they are working on.

http://www.winepress.us/forums/index.php?showforum=127

I also saw this done at Overgrow.com, once the largest forum on the net but now closed.

Essentially it's a community written and revised book.

Anyone else know of any other forums doing something like this?

I know, what happened to the recipe DB and shirts, I'm working on them but just a cool concept I came across.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:21 AM   #3
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I think a Wiki would be nice to have but I'm an avid reader and just like the idea of a community written published book. Might be tough though to do. Overgrow never got theirs done and WinePress has been working on theirs for a long time.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:47 AM   #4
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While I think it's a great idea, and would be a lot of fun, I'm reminded of how difficult it is to simply put together a group recipe/brew session.

Most brewers (esp. here) are smart, resourceful people, but are not organized enough, IMO. I don't mean that as an insult.....we is what we is.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:07 AM   #5
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I like the idea, but like was said above, I don't know how organized it will be putting it together. What kind of book are you suggesting: Beginning/How To, Methods/Technique, Equipment, Recipes, all of the above???
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:23 AM   #6
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I think you should get the wiki and recipe database done first, then that will give us a lot of content ready done.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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Wiki would be awesome; I was posting the other day about how we could put together an improved FAQ simply using existing threads, but if we did it as a wiki project - even better.
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What kind of book are you suggesting: Beginning/How To, Methods/Technique, Equipment, Recipes, all of the above???
What about a book of punch lines. That thread is doing pretty well. Also whos making HBT shirts? I'll take one. Drop me a PM or I'll keep watching this thread, what ever works.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #9
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This sounds like a great idea to me. FWIW I teach composition courses at the college level, I had to write a dissertation to take my Ph.D., and I have published a number of articles in my career.

In other words, I think that I might be able to help out with this project, and I would love to do it.

 
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Here's one thing, to play Devil's Advocate for a second:

From the winepress site:

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"WHY WRITE ANOTHER BOOK ON WINEMAKING?"
Unfortunately, the "best" home winemaking book, in terms of the one book that everybody would recommend, hasn't been written yet. None of them have hit the ball out of the park. Most of them could be considered "pretty good." None are great. Jack Keller's website is great.

There is an obvious hole in the market for a book like this. Time to fill it before someone else does!
Is this really the case for homebrewing? "How To Brew" is pretty complete as-is, isn't it? What are we going to be adding as a community that John Palmer hasn't already covered? Or, the combination of Palmer and Papazian; Papazian as the philisophical treatise, Palmer as the technical manual (as someone described them recently).

Is there REALLY a need for another how-to-homebrew book?
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