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Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« on: March 20, 2012, 07:31:08 AM »
The whole thing is just making me cry. Especially because it appears to be written by a brewer at our nearby Fordham/Old Dominion and received some credibility through a link on Fordham's facebook page.
 
http://breweryblager.blogspot.com/2012/03/lesson-before-homebrewing.html?spref=fb
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 07:32:33 AM »
Not surprising, I guess.  Old Dominion has been been on my list of not worth drinking since the Virginia brewery got bought out.

I thoroughly enjoy the part where he says that you do not add aroma hops to a stout because "Stouts generally do not have an estery smell."  And that you normally chill the beer in the lauter tun.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 07:37:01 AM by narvin »
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 08:36:53 AM »
I cried a little on the inside while reading that. I don't even know where to start. He's so aggressively ignorant, I'm sure there's nothing anyone can say that could penetrate his smugness.
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 08:43:41 AM »
...psh it's Blogspot.  -5 credibility without reading it.   ;D
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 08:51:47 AM »
The "photoshopped" picture made me laugh.  Still wasn't worth the time to read the article, though.

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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 09:15:46 AM »
It's not a he it's a she and she isn't a brewer. She works at a brewery. Obviously doesn't know the first thing about it either.
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 09:22:29 AM »
It's not a he it's a she and she isn't a brewer. She works at a brewery. Obviously doesn't know the first thing about it either.

I'm just sexist, I guess. I assumed from their tone they were a man.

Gender Analyzer got it right, though.
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 09:31:45 AM »
Gender Analyzer got it right, though.
http://www.genderanalyzer.com/?url=breweryblager.blogspot.com

Gender Analyzer clearly states that I'm confused as to my gender:
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 09:45:42 AM »
The pedant steps up...

Language has gender, people have sex.

The pedant dodges the flying tomatoes and sits back down
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 09:46:50 AM »
i have to take your words for it.  the article was written so poorly i could not get past the first few paragraphs.  let alone the context at the start -gentleman, fight, church.  good Lord.  not worthy of the time (posting is though)
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 09:50:50 AM »
Language has gender, people have sex.

Bah dum bum...ching!  ;D
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 10:00:46 AM »
I'm more perplexed by her brewery linking to her blog. It's one thing to denigrate homebrewers and homebrewing, it's another to link it back to your brewery. I'm all for private citizens saying whatever dumb crap pops into their head, but this seems like bad business.

I told my wife about the esters-from-hops thing, and she said "What?! I don't know anything about brewing, and even I know esters are from yeast."
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 10:18:32 AM »
Based on a real quick examination of the page, why do I get the feeling that the blogger who wrote that article is the same person as the one who runs the brewery facebook page?
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Re: Possibly the worst homebrewing article ever
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 10:42:54 AM »
T-Rex was about 65 million years before the La Brea tar pits, none found there.  She got that wrong too!
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