Originally Posted by the_bird
Here's one thing, to play Devil's Advocate for a second:
From the winepress site:
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?
You may have hit it close to out of the park, but almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and atom bombs....
No, no need IMHO.... Why?
And the greenboard and all the rest... the info is there, it's ready to be taken, all someone has to do it be comitted enuf to look it up. Just look at the influx of new people who have been hitting the site since Christmas. And everyone who looks it up throughout the year. An actual "book" would be a waste of $. The majority of people are researching things like homebrewing on the web. Hell, that's how I got back into it.
Believe me, I'm not bashing books, I just question the need for it at this point...
Wiki would be a good idea, tho, as long as it points to HBT....