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You can use a Google to search the Homebrewtalk.com forum. 
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== How To ==
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Use Google search as you normally would but also add : site:www.homebrewtalk.com
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to the end of your search.  It is important that the word site is in lowercase and there are no spaces.
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'''''Example:'''''
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; To search for CO2 Enter the following terms in the Google search box: CO2 site:www.homebrewtalk.com
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;The following page will be rendered: http://www.google.com/search?q=CO2+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com
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== Why Use It? ==
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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.
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This restriction is a performance related measure.
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'''''Example:'''''
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Searching for carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine will yield the following error.
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''Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. ''
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''The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : '''carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine'''''
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'''''Other common brewing terms that will yield a search error:'''''
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*O2
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*Keg
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*Dry Hop
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*"Hop Rod Rye"
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Note that the inclusion of quotation marks does not matter in the forum search.

Latest revision as of 15:07, 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.