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Title: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: trentm on April 29, 2016, 07:22:21 pm
Seriously?  Brewing beer is natural, making a video of it is just plain asinine.  Might have been novel at one time but now that there's 20 million results for "all grain brewing"...  With people screaming "Watch how I brew my beer..." - what is the expected response?  A couple of originals made headway, "Craigtube", "Terpsichorean Kid", "SJPorr" (check out the SJPorr Challenge) but most of the stuff just screams why?

Do you watch beer brewing videos on YouTube?  Why?  Who do you watch?
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: narvin on April 29, 2016, 07:29:24 pm
Seriously?  Brewing beer is natural, making a video of it is just plain asinine.  Might have been novel at one time but now that there's 20 million results for "all grain brewing"...  With people screaming "Watch how I brew my beer..." - what is the expected response?  A couple of originals made headway, "Craigtube", "Terpsichorean Kid", "SJPorr" (check out the SJPorr Challenge) but most of the stuff just screams why?

Do you watch beer brewing videos on YouTube?  Why?  Who do you watch?

Anymore?  I never did.  Except for that guy who gets naked in the basement and rubs himself with lotion before making a starter to avoid dust.  That's just good comedy.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Phil_M on April 29, 2016, 07:33:58 pm
I still rewatch the old Brewing TV episodes on occasion. Other than that, not much at all.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: erockrph on April 29, 2016, 07:44:07 pm
Basic Brewing Video is the only one I watch regularly. I watch Chop & Brew and Don O on occasion, but it's mostly out of nostalgia for BTV.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: dbeechum on April 29, 2016, 10:29:55 pm
You could very easily say the same about most creative efforts. It takes a certain something special - an "it" so to speak - to bust through the "usual". Most of the time that comes down to the creator/host.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Hand of Dom on April 30, 2016, 04:06:57 am
I watched one on using the Grainfather the other week, and discovered that I've been setting it up incorrectly.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: trentm on April 30, 2016, 07:21:49 am
You could very easily say the same about most creative efforts. It takes a certain something special - an "it" so to speak - to bust through the "usual". Most of the time that comes down to the creator/host.

Agreed.  The Basic Brewing hosts are mildly amusing and of course the old BTV hosts Dawson, etc.. had a certain flair as do the others mentioned.  Guess it all just becomes mundane after a while no matter how much effort the hosts put in. Perhaps due to an increase in knowledge on my part.  Now a live Exbeeriment channel might be amusing, for a while.  Of course no one ever admits their beer is bad, kinda like those cooking shows on PBS where they taste what they've made at the end and say, "Boy OH Boy is that good! I've never had better!  The secret to my beer was mashing at 275 degrees kelvin while standing on my head."
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: kgs on April 30, 2016, 07:59:07 am
Some of the homemade "how-to" videos have been useful to me for learning new processes, particularly when there is a wide variety of advice on how to do it right or it's a hard process to visualize if you've never seen anyone do it. I often speed up the video to get through them faster or to hone in on a particular point. What these amateurs lack in video production skills they make up for in goodhearted willingness to share (love the kegging video where the guy is clearly in his pajamas... my kind of brew day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFor3QCWCuo ).

I also enjoy Basic Brewing Video, which is professionally well-done and feels like what it is, a good cooking show where the emphasis is on the dynamic between the hosts.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on April 30, 2016, 11:17:10 am
I never really watched the homebrewing videos. I have watched a few how-to videos on using or modifying pieces of equipment because sometimes written descriptions are not clear or do not address a question in a way seeing sometimes resolves. That's maybe three or four videos over seven years.

I have a few friends who have recently gotten into homebrewing or are thinking about getting into it. They all watched dozens of videos and read several blogs, trying to soak up as much info as possible. Somebody is definitely watching them.

Sometimes people just like making videos/writing blogs/etc. for their own enjoyment. I mean, why do I keep blogging about homebrewing? There are better written blogs and a number of older blogs. I like to think I help people out from time to time but it's mostly just for my own recordkeeping and enjoyment.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: beersk on April 30, 2016, 03:45:28 pm
I still rewatch the old Brewing TV episodes on occasion. Other than that, not much at all.
Me too, miss that show, wish they would've kept it going even without Northern Brewer as their sponsor. I also watch Chop & Brew. It's not really about the brewing per se, but just the vibe of the show, like Brewing TV, those guys were great together.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Phil_M on April 30, 2016, 05:47:13 pm
I do watch chop & brew (And Don O) as well. To me though, Don has the closest thing to the old brewing TV, just plain old beer videos, no frills, no put on airs or appearances. Just honest brewing.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 30, 2016, 05:57:51 pm
I watch Chop n Brew on occasion and like it. Loved brewing TV (as said) as much for the camraderie as for the actual brewing content. Don O put out some good videos that I used to watch as well.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: klickitat jim on April 30, 2016, 05:59:34 pm
Its entirely possible that some of the YouTube video posters do it just for fun and are seeking no response. As to why watch them? My top ten reasons are #10 killing time, 9-2 ditto, #1 Sheer boredom.

The youtube video that I got the most from was Drew's Brewing on the Ones.

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Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 30, 2016, 06:13:30 pm
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Man, that guy is a goof. I've laughed out loud at a few of his reviews - his knowledge is pretty suspect, to be nice. He's all about his IPAs and RIS, though.  :)
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: klickitat jim on May 01, 2016, 07:43:08 am
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Man, that guy is a goof. I've laughed out loud at a few of his reviews - his knowledge is pretty suspect, to be nice. He's all about his IPAs and RIS, though.  :)
He can really rattle off all the aromas and flavors though. I'm lucky to detect maybe 5 things in the aroma of a hearty beer. He instantly gets like 30
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: JJeffers09 on May 01, 2016, 08:10:53 am
Seriously?  Brewing beer is natural, making a video of it is just plain asinine.  Might have been novel at one time but now that there's 20 million results for "all grain brewing"...  With people screaming "Watch how I brew my beer..." - what is the expected response?  A couple of originals made headway, "Craigtube", "Terpsichorean Kid", "SJPorr" (check out the SJPorr Challenge) but most of the stuff just screams why?

Do you watch beer brewing videos on YouTube?  Why?  Who do you watch?

brewbeeranddrinkit
Beer Geek Nation
Summit Brewing Company
Chop & Brew
Beersmith Podcasts
MicrobeWorld - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6CMghyf3ag

There are all kinds of things on youtube, being able to sift through the crap to find what you are looking for is what the internet is literally all about.  When the pen was invented, people wrote all kinds of useless crap.  When recording was invented, people made tapes of useless crap.  When the internet was released to the public, it was filled with useless crap.  At the end of the day, some peoples crap, is another mans treasure. Facebook... enough said.


These are just as good as reading forum IMO. Plus I am a visual learner.  Sometimes reading for concept and ingraining the concept with seeing the action helps me a lot.  FWIW why do you blog about beer? Why? What do you read?  What is the point?  Knowledge, conversations, sense of community and shared interests, all kinds of good stuff out there.  Not your cup of tea, Meh drink a beer!  Cheers fellow brew-geeks!
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Hickory on May 01, 2016, 11:58:19 am
Seriously?  Brewing beer is natural, making a video of it is just plain asinine.  Might have been novel at one time but now that there's 20 million results for "all grain brewing"...  With people screaming "Watch how I brew my beer..." - what is the expected response?  A couple of originals made headway, "Craigtube", "Terpsichorean Kid", "SJPorr" (check out the SJPorr Challenge) but most of the stuff just screams why?

Do you watch beer brewing videos on YouTube?  Why?  Who do you watch?
Why on earth would you be so offended by people sharing their craft? Sorry I'm just really shocked that you would call it asinine. Most people, like myself, watch these videos as part of a community. Most of us aren't looking to learn how to brew, so much as seeing how others brew, what they brew, why they brew, and just the shared community.
There is actually a large brew-tubing community of people that send each other beers to get an opinion on their work, the exact same thing we've been doing here.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Indy574 on May 01, 2016, 12:47:06 pm
I'll watch Chop n Brew every once in a while.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: BrewBama on May 01, 2016, 12:51:24 pm
I learned to brew from Brewer TV when they turned me on to Don O Videos because he said he learned from Denny.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: denny on May 01, 2016, 01:20:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfOlhTCqyNk
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: juggabrew303 on May 01, 2016, 01:51:21 pm
I do! well, not as much now but when I first started it was a great resource.  Don osborn, northern brewer, beer geek nation, etc. also newfound brewing video when I built my kegerator.  That being said there are tons crap out there so be careful...
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: NadoBrew on May 01, 2016, 02:13:17 pm
I still watch them from time to time...I now mostly watch videos for unique setups. Craigtube and Basic Brewing Video (met them at NHC 2015 and they are great at answering your questions) got me into homebrewing, but I stopped watching Craig as much because he focuses on the kits I would rather not brew....not to diminish the great effort he has put in and the knowledge he as imparted, but he comes off now as the Bill Nye of brewing. He is the guy you should first watch, but after you have had a few beers under your belt, you tend to not watch him as much.

What I don't like are how there are homebrew channels who no longer brew as much and just post random videos that have nothing to do with brewing like Home Beer Brewery with his drones.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: charles1968 on May 01, 2016, 02:54:11 pm
Its entirely possible that some of the YouTube video posters do it just for fun and are seeking no response. As to why watch them? My top ten reasons are #10 killing time, 9-2 ditto, #1 Sheer boredom.

The youtube video that I got the most from was Drew's Brewing on the Ones.

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Thanks, Brewing on the Ones is great. I can't find Drew's saison talk though, which he mentioned in the video.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: trentm on May 01, 2016, 03:42:30 pm
Why on earth would you be so offended by people sharing their craft? Sorry I'm just really shocked that you would call it asinine. Most people, like myself, watch these videos as part of a community. Most of us aren't looking to learn how to brew, so much as seeing how others brew, what they brew, why they brew, and just the shared community.
There is actually a large brew-tubing community of people that send each other beers to get an opinion on their work, the exact same thing we've been doing here.

I'm not offended, should I be?
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: amichuda on May 02, 2016, 10:16:34 am
Brewing TV was great, Chop & Brew is good but infrequent, some of Don O's videos are pretty good. I'll watch a basic brewing video here and there. But the videos recorded on an old flip phone with bad sound of a guy in his basement brewing a barrel aged quad with malta, raisins, and bread yeast are awful.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: toby on May 03, 2016, 09:59:20 am
I pretty much only watch videos dealing with new (or imported from commercial) processes, equipment, or techniques.  I'm a visual learner for that sort of thing.  Reading spec sheets or white papers really isn't a substitute.

I don't watch basic how-to-brew videos, but they do have their place.  Not everybody has a local club to do a brew day to hang out and heckle somebody else's process and learn.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: blair.streit on May 03, 2016, 10:16:15 am
I pretty much only watch videos dealing with new (or imported from commercial) processes, equipment, or techniques.  I'm a visual learner for that sort of thing.  Reading spec sheets or white papers really isn't a substitute.

I don't watch basic how-to-brew videos, but they do have their place.  Not everybody has a local club to do a brew day to hang out and heckle somebody else's process and learn.
+1. I picked up a lot of the early techniques that I wasn't understanding in printed form by watching somebody do it in a video somewhere. My schedule isn't conducive to homebrew club meetings so I have to leverage this kind of thing if I want to watch somebody else brew.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: PORTERHAUS on May 03, 2016, 07:02:58 pm
I do, but not as much as before. As mentioned, it's something to kind of do to see what other brewers are doing. We all have our own methods, techniques, tips, tricks...etc. I like to pick up on something if I can. Another reason to watch is for the very same reason I may have watched a video here and there when first learning. I now might watch a video to check something out that I'm not familiar with...say decoction mashing or brewing a certain style of beer.

I wouldn't say it's stupid, I'm not watching to learn "how to brew all grain" but someone starting out might be looking for exactly that. The fact that EVERYONE and their mother has a video on it is just how it is. For some making the video is just as much a hobby that they may also enjoy.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: leejoreilly on May 04, 2016, 07:24:59 am
I think there's some "pride of craftsmanship" or "pure joy of sharing" aspect to posting these videos, too. Sort of similar to our "Pics of Recent Brews" thread that's been active for nearly six years and has over a hundred pages of "pride" pictures. You could argue that there's not a ton of value in them (I do think there is), but nobody requires you to watch them...
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: beernutz on May 04, 2016, 02:08:41 pm
Seriously?  Brewing beer is natural, making a video of it is just plain asinine.  Might have been novel at one time but now that there's 20 million results for "all grain brewing"...  With people screaming "Watch how I brew my beer..." - what is the expected response?  A couple of originals made headway, "Craigtube", "Terpsichorean Kid", "SJPorr" (check out the SJPorr Challenge) but most of the stuff just screams why?

Do you watch beer brewing videos on YouTube?  Why?  Who do you watch?
Boom!
https://youtu.be/Ge5ur5SuxLk
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Stevie on May 04, 2016, 02:47:06 pm
Crazy. I too listen to Scandinavian death metal when adding roast malts at the end of mash. Deep down, aren't we all really just the same.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: erockrph on May 04, 2016, 05:25:32 pm
Crazy. I too listen to Scandinavian death metal when adding roast malts at the end of mash. Deep down, aren't we all really just the same.
Close, but that's Tampa death metal all the way.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: toby on May 04, 2016, 08:55:56 pm
Crazy. I too listen to Scandinavian death metal when adding roast malts at the end of mash. Deep down, aren't we all really just the same.

Honestly, I would party with the Mongster any day of the week.  He has an excellent sense of humor, IMO.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Biran on May 07, 2016, 08:35:42 pm
Crazy. I too listen to Scandinavian death metal when adding roast malts at the end of mash. Deep down, aren't we all really just the same.

One of my brew days was scored by Dethklok's Death Album III.  It was brutal.
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: crakers540 on May 08, 2016, 07:47:06 pm
I review videos just to see if someone is doing something that I can learn from.  I learned how to build by mash tun from watching videos on youtube.  Other great ideas are constantly being posted there, but, agreed,  most are a repeat of the same thing.  But if I stop watching, I may miss something as revolutionary as "Batch Sparging".  Who knows what is next?
Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: frumpland on June 22, 2016, 08:57:59 am
The vids about All Grain Brewing for Beginners are hilarious. Usually, a vid is produced by a clueless beginner demonstrating to other clueless beginners his version of producing the first all grain batch of beer that he has ever made. The best part is that vid producers come on as being a great authority on brewing beer, but after a few minutes of watching, it becomes obvious that they have no idea about what they are doing.
A vid deserving an Oscar is the vid which a guy produced on how to brew all grain session ale for beginners. The best part of the vid comes when the guy pulls out a blackboard and draws a pacman head on it and with added pacman sound effects he describes how yeast eats Alpha and produces sugar that does not ferment and how Beta does almost the same thing, but at a slower pace. Then at the end of the  blackboard dribble, an expression that a chimpanzee exhibits when he sees himself in a mirror for the first time came upon the guys face and he then said, "I really don't understand any of it." Another great part comes when hundreds of viewers who have absolutely no knowledge of brewing beer gave him accolades for producing a fine, instructional vid.

Title: Re: Who watches YouTube videos on beer brewing anymore?
Post by: Hooper on June 22, 2016, 11:34:07 am
Must see...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwxRod1yjx8