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bluehouse

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I have been trying some new things but have been waiting to post the recipe until the brew is done so I can post pic's & impressions is this how you normaly do it?
 

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If you just want some feedback on a recipe, toss it up here in the Recipes/Ingredients forum anytime. Before you brew, after you brew, whenever.

After you've brewed it a few times to dial it in, and you've written decent tasting notes, then you can put it up in the Recipe Database so everyone else can try it themselves.

Hope that helped, I think that was what you were asking.
 

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+1 to LLAMA....

There's difference between posting a recipe in the Recipe/ingredients section, for discussion and the like...and putting it in the DATABASE....you can post any recipe, even ones you haven't brewed here for critique or advice, inthe recipe section...that's not an issue...

One of the problems and it is something that we hash back and forth a lot is that people post untried recipes into the recipe database (which also shows up in our pulldown menu) rather than in the Recipes/ingredients section...meaning here...

If you look at my pull down..you see only one recipe in there (and in the database) yet I have posted a lot of my recipes in the Recipe/ingredients forum..at least a half dozen, maybe more...

But I feel that my brown ale (even though I constantly tweak it and post the notes of variations in the thread) is the only one I "stand behind" right now enough to attach my name to it...
 

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Exactly. When I get too bored, I spend a bit of time lurking the forum database. The number of untried/untested recipes in there, or those without proper tasting notes is just staggering.

Myself, I'm working on a house pale recipe that features mostly fuggles hops (I know, very out of style, but I loves me some fuggles :D) but until I get it all hashed out and have brewed it a few times, I won't put it in the database. That, and I'm planning on entering it in the Kabouter Kup.
 

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Exactly. When I get too bored, I spend a bit of time lurking the forum database. The number of untried/untested recipes in there, or those without proper tasting notes is just staggering.

Myself, I'm working on a house pale recipe that features mostly fuggles hops (I know, very out of style, but I loves me some fuggles :D) but until I get it all hashed out and have brewed it a few times, I won't put it in the database. That, and I'm planning on entering it in the Kabouter Kup.
I really just think it's a matter of not knowing/understanding the policy...there's really no way to "police" it without coming off mean...some have suggested a voting system...some have suggested that 2 or 3 brewers have had to have brewed it before it goes into the database. But there is really no way to do it easily...

We kinda hope that people on here would just police themselves, and not add to the database unbrewed recipes..Not to at least post the recipe til they are drinking the beer...not the day before they brew it...and put that in the other section...but most new people don't know the distinction...

One thing to do is to be selective in the recipes you brew on here...if you are around long enough, and read people's posts you get an idea of who has experience in creating recipes and who doesn't...Which recipes get brewed alot, etc....and trust the recipes by them...

When I'm looking for a recipe I start with those by people I know on here, like the Mods or some of the other brewers who help beginners because I know their brewing philosophy or level of experience, or have seen the response to their recipes..After those people I will look at the other recipes and see if the poster has updated or posted comments about their recipe, or if other people have as well..to see if anyone else has brewed it...then the next "tier" is those that look like the recipe was written AFTER it was brewed and bottled.

(once clue look to see if they put a final gravity in the recipe..if there is a question mark, or a blank, than more than likely it was put in there before being tested.)

It seems like it's getting better, the mods are police it more, as are other members, and the mods want people to report any of the recipe that look untried, and they will either notify the OP to update the recipe with tasting notes, gravites, etc, or move them back to the recipe ingredients section...so there's hope that the database can actually be the "canon" of everyone's best recipes...

I know some newer brewers have gotten upset because they have tried a couple of them, thinking they were "good" recipes and realized that they were not the best representation of HBT recipes.
 

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If you look at my pull down..you see only one recipe in there (and in the database)
Same with me. I've only got one that I've developed and tested enough to meet what I perceive as the criteria for posting in the database. I've made many that turned out excellent, but I've made them just the once. Personally, I can't see how someone who has only been brewing for a year or two could possibly have very many tried recipes in there.
 

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haha! Look at my signature. I put that there about a month ago thinking that my house brew would be in the last throes of tweaking. It's still gonna be a couple more months from now before I will be able to "Declare" it. Even when I am sure I have finalised the recipe I will need to repeat it before I will stand behind it.
 

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I deleted a recipe fairly recently, it was a perfectly fine beer and I'd have no problem recommending it to someone or re-brewing it, but ultimately it was unexceptional. The ones that I've left up, I really like.

I should have put up my smoked hefeweizen; once I re-brew that, if it's as exceptional as I recall from the first time I'll put that up as well.
 

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haha! Look at my signature. I put that there about a month ago thinking that my house brew would be in the last throes of tweaking. It's still gonna be a couple more months from now before I will be able to "Declare" it. Even when I am sure I have finalised the recipe I will need to repeat it before I will stand behind it.
Woot Woot...a Bitter from an English Guy!?!

This should be great, considering you guys practically bleed that style of beer...:ban:
 

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Yeah, but you going to brew one of GNOME's recipe, or one from Orfy?

;)
Actually, I'm working on a slightly different style from Orfy. He is a thick northerner, I am a softy southerner (No offence, Orfy, ya know what i mean ;))

Two slightly different styles. My "southern" style bitter will have a little more zangy bite and be less smooth with less head than a northern pint (also not creamy like a boddington's)

This is why it's taking me so long. That plus the fact that I'm starting to forget how my ex local pint tastes exactly. :(
 

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