Didn't mean to come across so harshly. It's just a pet peeve of mine when someone simply makes a post to a forum to finish their homework. If you were really serious about this product/project, then you are much better off actually engaging discussion on a forum like this. You'll get much more useful and relevant info that way. Otherwise it just comes off as "here - fill out my SurveyMonkey", and that kinda rubs me the wrong way.
I didn't follow the link for largely the same reason. They would get far better information if they participated and engaged people in the forum. If they're just dropping these one-post links to all the homebrew-related sites, then they're spamming and/or lazy. Even something like "hey, I'm working on a homebrew-related design project and I don't know a thing about beer making, could someone give me some advice on what to put in a marketing survey
" would be much better than the approach they took.
You don't see it here because it doesn't really come up, but a lot of the computer programming language forums have explicit "no homework" policies. There is a huge difference in the politeness and information content in the response to "PLEASE HELP! Can someone show me how to write a bubble sort function?
" (usually from an account with only a handful of posts, followed by thread bump messages every hour), and "I can't seem to find the bug in my bubble sort function. I've made a doubly-linked list but I keep getting a null pointer error. Here is a sample of my code. ..."