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Users with Admin rights are: Bradsul, Sause and Torchiest.

Contents

To-Do

Help Wanted: Please contribute wherever you feel you can. For information on how to create or edit an article, see the How can I help? page.
Wanted Pages and Categories: A "red link" represents an article or category that someone has linked to, but which doesn't yet exist. Help make the Home Brewing Wiki more complete by filling in these articles.
Format Help Needed: These pages all require more formatting to make them look better. After you format an article, make sure you remove the {{needsFormatting}} text so it is dropped from the list.
Stubs: A "stub" represents an article that exists, but that has little or no useful content. An article stub is the same as a "wanted" page but with a special placeholder rather than no content at all. A section stub represents a section within a larger article that needs some content. Delete the "stub" template link when you've filled in the information.

Current Projects

AG FAQ Category

We need a new category to start creating FAQ pages that result from forum posts. This category will be the landing page for sticky threads and will then be able to branch off as necessary. --Bradsul 15:16, 13 September 2007 (CDT)

I recently reorganized the old troubleshooting/questions categories a bit, so there's already a Category:Frequently Asked Questions category. Technical questions should probably redirect there, and maybe a new forum-specific questions subcategory could be added there. --Chapka 08:21, 14 September 2007 (CDT)

Beer Styles Re-organization

I'm currently in the process of reorganizing the beer styles pages; right now there are multiple pages for many styles, and most pages are just straight BJCP definitions. See the new Category:Beer styles page and its talk page for my thoughts on why it's important to have more than just competition guidelines, and the Mild Ale page for an attempt at what a unified style page might look like. I also thought about splitting the BJCP and GABF styles out into their own individual pages, but I thought I'd give it a try this way to start with. Let me know what people think. --Chapka 06:35, 26 August 2007 (CDT)

Made some progress on this, and it seems to be working pretty well. I'm bunching styles together right now (all kinds of stouts, for instance) with plenty of redirect pages; if more information is contributed, they can be split out later. I'm leaving lots of section stubs to fill in, though, so dig in, y'all. --Chapka 08:27, 14 September 2007 (CDT)

Troubleshooting Aromas, Flavors, Etc.

I've repurposed Categories:Troubleshooting, since the troubleshooting and common questions sections seemed to overlap a lot. The idea is to have a comprehensive index of off flavors and aromas and other beer problems, where when you click on a description (Green apples) it'll redirect you to a page on the off flavor, what causes it, and how to avoid it (Acetaldehyde). Contributions are welcome. --Chapka 08:27, 14 September 2007 (CDT)

Beer Ingredients Re-organization

I'm also planning to tackle the rest of the Beer ingredients subpages eventually, especially the grain and malt pages, which I'd like to reorganize along the same lines as the hops pages. --Chapka 13:21, 10 September 2007 (CDT)

Yeast Starters How-To

I put up basic information on the Yeast Starters page. If anyone would like to take a series of photos of themselves going through the process, and put them up, it would really help a lot. --Torchiest 18:45, 11 February 2007 (CST)

I'm going to be washing my belgian wit yeast soon, I'll take pictures and document that as it goes along. --z987k 04 May 2007

Pages to be deleted

Mistakes to Be rectified

The capitalization of article titles is a little bit haphazard right now, which in the long run will result in a lot of dead links. The usual wiki practice is to capitalize only the first letter of an entry unless the title is also a proper name.

For example, right now if I type: "Irish ale is usually not brewed with 6-row malt", neither of the links work, even though there are pages for both Irish Ale and 6-Row Malt. To get to those pages, I have to use a pipe to the capitalized version in every link.

The easiest solution is to make sure that you create lowercase redirects for any uppercase-titled pages, but in the long run it would probably be better to standardize the articles themselves.

--Chapka 10:28, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Help Requested

Additions Requested/Suggestions

YouTube Support

It looks like some backend stuff needs to be done in order to allow embedded youtube videos. I tried embedding my aeration time lapse as the youtube directions suggest and it doesn't work. The code just gets displayed. Check this out: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:YouTube_%28Iubito%29 Bobby M 14:11, 14 February 2007 (CST)

Forum Help Section

As detailed here:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=29881 I think it might be wise to have a forum help section. --Olllllo 16:39, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Unless somebody beats me to it I will get started on this tonight. --Bradsul 16:55, 17 May 2007 (CDT)