effectiveness aside, and to steal the words from the LODO guys, it is an all encompassing method of brewing that requires some fairly large modifications to your brew day in every aspect including milling, mashing, boiling, cooling, yeast pitching, fermentation management, and packaging. It is not as simple as to say ferment cooler or add more or less of this or that ingredient. It is impossible to suggest a LODO technique without drastically altering your entire methodology as it is an entire different methodology that is undone by a failure in even a single step. That's why a dedicated subforum would be helpful as it is impossible to suggest a modification of brewing involving LODO without dismantling your entire beer making methods.
Maybe it's time for a separate area for LODO, just like there is for Wedding Brewing. To me, it would be an "Enter at your own risk" kind of thing.But it applies to other facets of brewing and would be brought up frequently out of that category.
Exactly. Sometimes someone may post to ingredients, then the discussion swings to yeast...or in all grain brewing, but there's talk about equipment. Some forums are sticklers about that sort of thing, I'm glad this place is not. Hard category requirements make it harder to discuss things.
Speaking as someone who has actually done it a few times (and in spite of the original, more militant, 'all or nothing' posting of info), I strongly believe that there is incremental improvement possible. I bet several people here would concur. Again, brew and let brew. It's easy.