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Offline dbeechum

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Re: Scoresheet comment... Inappropriate?
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2013, 06:48:55 AM »
I'm always careful about those style of comments, but not nearly as draconian as Denny on the "thou shall not".

I tend to approach it as "The overall hop aroma is lacking. Consider adjusting/using late hop additions to alter this". or "This beer is distractingly fruity. If your fermentation temperature was 70+, adjust it down to the mid 60's to avoid extra ester generation or switch yeast strains."

In other words I always couch those comments in such a way as to avoid "I know you did wrong and will now mandate to you the fix". Cause man alive, if you take a stab at correcting someone's process/recipe without knowing it, you're setting yourself for a world of being discredited when you guess wrong.
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Re: Scoresheet comment... Inappropriate?
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2013, 04:49:18 PM »
man.... what the PC movement has done to folks...

Your reaaaalllly reaching for that one. Streeeetttch!!!

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Re: Scoresheet comment... Inappropriate?
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2013, 09:56:10 AM »
Well, thanks for the feedback Denny and Drew. Good points. I plan on asking lots of questions going forward. My nature is to try and help, but you're right, with out actually lknowing what process the brewer used it's really not helpful to comment on what I think may have happened.
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