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To search for CO2
 
To search for CO2

Revision as of 14:53, 21 May 2007

You can use a Google to search the Homebrewtalk.com forum.

How To

Use Google search as you normally would but also add

site:www.homebrewtalk.com

to the end of your search. It is important that the word site is in lowercase and there are no spaces.

Example:

To search for CO2

Enter the following terms in the Google search box:

CO2 site:www.homebrewtalk.com

The following page will be rendered:

http://www.google.com/search?q=CO2+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com

Why Use It?

Google search is a useful alternative to the native forum search for several reasons. Primarily, the forum software search has an imposed restriction on terms of 3 characters or less or terms that are over 20 characters. This restriction is a performance related measure.

Example:

Searching for carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine will yield the following error.

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine

Other common brewing terms that will yield a search error:

  • O2
  • Keg
  • Dry Hop
  • "Hop Rod Rye"

Note that the inclusion of quotation marks does not matter in the forum search.