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Title: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on December 19, 2009, 11:22:47 am
Would having a forum for discussing Efficiencie issues be worth having? 
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: denny on December 19, 2009, 11:40:39 am
Hey Dean,

I think the scope of a board for Efficiency would be limited.  We've been trying to cut back a bit on the number of separate areas in order to make the forum easier to navigate.  Doesn't it seem like that would fit into either General or All Grain?  It could even be made a sticky so it would stay at the top of the list.  Anybody else wanna chime in?
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: BrewArk on December 19, 2009, 12:03:42 pm
Hey Dean,

I think the scope of a board for Efficiency would be limited.  We've been trying to cut back a bit on the number of separate areas in order to make the forum easier to navigate.  Doesn't it seem like that would fit into either General or All Grain?  It could even be made a sticky so it would stay at the top of the list.  Anybody else wanna chime in?

All Grain gets my vote,

-Cheers
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: Hokerer on December 19, 2009, 12:07:16 pm
Anybody else wanna chime in?

Definitely agree with not adding endless amounts of subareas.  All Grain gets my vote.
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on December 19, 2009, 12:55:49 pm
+1 on putting it in All Grain.  I just made a batch that I really wasn't prepared for and my efficiency SUCKED.   :(   I don't have my brew shed set up well enough and one mistake led to another... crappy day... but I made beer.   ::)  :D
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: BrewArk on December 19, 2009, 01:16:23 pm
... crappy day... but I made beer.   ::)  :D
Wait a minute, which one was it?
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on December 20, 2009, 09:07:23 am
... crappy day... but I made beer.   ::)  :D
Wait a minute, which one was it?

Both... only had 63% efficiency so my OG came in lower than expected, I think its due to my waters high pH.  When I tested the mash it was higher than than the strips would go which is 6.2, the color purple.   :(  So its hard to say what will come of my brewday... beer but doubt its going to be a good beer.  I'll be getting some stabilizer soon. 
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: denny on December 20, 2009, 10:47:19 am
I'll be getting some stabilizer soon. 

If you're referring to the 5.2 stuff, be aware that it might not do any good.  It all depends on the water you're starting with.  At the very least, don't assume it's working.  Take a pH reading when you use it to confirm it's effective.
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 06:35:39 am
Hey Denny, what about a brew of the month section with a link to the style guidelines etc?
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: denny on January 31, 2010, 08:09:13 am
You mean like a recipe that everybody can brew?
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 10:54:55 am
You mean like a recipe that everybody can brew?

Or just a monthly sticky to let everybody know when any particular brew season is coming up... like Maibock, Dunkel, Blonde Ale, Oktoberfest, etc. etc. so we know its time to get it planned and brewed if we wanted to keep up?   ;D 
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: a10t2 on January 31, 2010, 11:06:57 am
Maybe it could even be tied into the COC cycle. Obviously, people could still send in whatever they want, but posting a common recipe so that clubs could have their own mini-comps (or just as a starting point for clubs that want to enter but don't have a solid recipe for the style) could be helpful. And it's a way to tie into the strictly AHA parts of the site, and demonstrate value for members.
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 11:12:26 am
Okay... I'm gonna show my ignorance (again  :D ) what is a COC?
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: denny on January 31, 2010, 11:18:52 am
COC= club only competition.  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/club-only-competitions/
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: majorvices on February 01, 2010, 05:51:52 am
I dunno - maybe its just me .... but I hate "themes"....
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: beerocd on February 01, 2010, 07:34:11 am
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Might be cool for beer swaps though. Everyone swapping same styles for comparison.
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: Kaiser on February 01, 2010, 08:31:10 am
Another vote for not creating a new section. AG will do just fine. Although a sticky for that topic might be justified.

Kai

Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: denny on February 01, 2010, 09:07:31 am
I think that would be the way to go, Kai.  So, dean, if you want to do a brew of the month, go ahead and organize it!  ;)
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: bluesman on February 01, 2010, 10:28:32 am
Another vote for not creating a new section. AG will do just fine. Although a sticky for that topic might be justified.

Kai



+1

Keeping it simpler is better.
Title: Re: Another area / forum?
Post by: dean on February 01, 2010, 04:34:37 pm
I think that would be the way to go, Kai.  So, dean, if you want to do a brew of the month, go ahead and organize it!  ;)

I'm not really looking for a brew of the month, personally.  I'm more interested in which style of beer is appropriate for the upcoming season.  Isn't it about time for Maibock or is it too late already... that type of thing.   ;)