I am just wondering why when someone else posts a process that works for them, it is not met with vitriol and 'burden-of-proof' level of skepticism?
Does Brewtan sponsor this board btw?
<Huge sigh>..... Ok, since you 'don't get the difference', let's address it . Bryan (et al) was at one time a regular, respected contributor here, particularly in the realm of lagers. A while ago he started the GBF and shortly after coincidentally began trolling this site (with help from his 'like minded brewers'), under different pseudonyms, all telling us condescendingly that we don't know how to brew lagers properly, with refusal to offer a stitch of info . Let's all be honest here!! So for whatever reason, they release info (that had been begged for) in the form of a scientific paper with nothing other than anecdotes as back up. Truthfully, I buy into the majority of info they offer, but need to figure out the feasibility of implementing it at home. If you've been reading, I've posted numerous times that I appreciate him/them posting the info. Not the point, though. When, for example, I give advice on hop stands, good malts ,yeast strains,(etc), I don't do it condescendingly, don't make jokes about others' posted beer pics, don't post psuedo-papers with no back up. I offer it in the spirit of most homebrewers - paying back what was given to me by others. So there are those differences.
Edit - If Brewtan B is sponsoring something, somebody owes me a damn check.