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Title: New Blog
Post by: S. cerevisiae on October 29, 2015, 01:01:16 pm
Drew and Denny have graciously granted me privileges to blog on the Experimental Brewing website.  I am going to attempt to consolidate much of what I have posted on this forum into coherent blog posts over the next few months.  I chose to make this move because I found myself wasting forum bandwidth by repeating information from previous posts.  The specter of burnout was also starting to rear its ugly head due to having to post long responses in threads.   It took me years to recover from my last bout with home brewer burnout.  In fact, I was away for so long that I was certain I would never come back to the hobby.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: klickitat jim on October 29, 2015, 01:14:29 pm
Good for you that's awesome!
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: erockrph on October 29, 2015, 01:19:01 pm
Looking forward to it, Mark!

I hope you cross-post to this forum the way Marshall has been with his Brulosophy posts.There's always a lot of food for thought in the information you share, and I get as much from the follow-up discussion as the information itself.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: Stevie on October 29, 2015, 01:36:25 pm
Meh...

Just kidding. I'll read it
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 29, 2015, 01:38:06 pm
Nice.  I'll be reading.


EDIT - I hope it helps with potential burnout, Mark. You've put some really worthwhile time and effort into getting good yeast info out there, and I'm very appreciative of your efforts FWIW. Enjoy.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: denny on October 29, 2015, 01:41:23 pm
Mark, I'm so glad you took us up on the offer!  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: 69franx on October 29, 2015, 01:49:19 pm
I agree with all the above. It will be great to have all that content in a version that has it all together
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: S. cerevisiae on October 29, 2015, 02:05:58 pm
Once again, guys I only made this move in order to consolidate information in one place.   Blogging there will allow me to reduce the size of the posts that I make on this forum.  At least, that is my goal. 
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: Stevie on October 29, 2015, 02:09:55 pm
You need to make some procedure guides as well. Maybe a homebuilt negative pressure environment?
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: Phil_M on October 29, 2015, 02:13:27 pm
A blog will certainly simplify keeping track of info. I'm looking forward to it!

I hope you cross-post to this forum the way Marshall has been with his Brulosophy posts.There's always a lot of food for thought in the information you share, and I get as much from the follow-up discussion as the information itself.

+1

Mark, even if you don't chime in on the conversation this would be a way for the community on here to discuss the post.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: dilluh98 on October 29, 2015, 02:50:44 pm
As my Kiwi aunt would say, "good on ya, Mark!" Looking forward to the posts.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: Frankenbrew on October 29, 2015, 05:46:08 pm
Mark,
I think it's a smart move. This way you can reach a larger audience without having to repeat yourself all the time. It may take you away from your readers in the sense that you won't be getting the immediate feedback and interaction that you get on the forum, but at the same time it may keep you from the ominous specter of burnout. I think I may be bold in speaking for many of us here on the forum that It would be such a huge loss if you were to burn out. With that said, I'm wishing you all the best in this new endeavor. good Luck!
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: RPIScotty on October 29, 2015, 05:49:33 pm
Good to hear it Mark.


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Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: mchrispen on October 29, 2015, 06:01:05 pm
Next thing... you will be writing the book! Good on ya's Mark!
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: Phil_M on October 29, 2015, 06:20:22 pm
Next thing... you will be writing the book! Good on ya's Mark!

Or Zymurgy article. I'd love to see more brewing engineering/science heavy articles. Seems most articles like that tend to follow the craft beer industry, it'd be interesting to learn more about how the rest of the microbiology world does yeast. Macrobeer too for that matter.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: nicosan1 on October 29, 2015, 07:51:12 pm
Excited to see this. Would love some posts on some of the English strains I haven't tried yet like London ESB, Yonkshire, etc. 
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: beersk on October 30, 2015, 07:50:17 am
That's good new, Mark. Look forward to reading your posts. Wouldn't want you getting burnt out! Every now and then, I feel just a slight bit burnt out. But fortunately it never lasts for more than about a week or 2.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: S. cerevisiae on October 30, 2015, 07:53:00 am
You need to make some procedure guides as well. Maybe a homebuilt negative pressure environment?

LOL
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: S. cerevisiae on October 30, 2015, 08:00:38 am
That's good new, Mark. Look forward to reading your posts. Wouldn't want you getting burnt out! Every now and then, I feel just a slight bit burnt out. But fortunately it never lasts for more than about a week or 2.

I have known many people who have reached the point of burnout and never came back to the hobby. 
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 30, 2015, 05:59:09 pm
Nice assignment Mark.  ;)

I will look forward to reading your Blogs.
Title: Re: New Blog
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 31, 2015, 11:18:57 am
Cogently stated, Mark.  Please don't feel compelled to get it all out there in short order - I would prefer that you hang around rather than burn out.  Also stepping away for a short time from time to time is how I keep the passion.  I didn't brew in October for that reason - I am patiently awaiting the full chill down of a Vienna lager for a Christmas party as I type this...and I enjoyed the spark of my burner under the kettle earlier today.  Didn't miss it until it was lit again.  Think I'll brew next weekend, too.