Author Topic: Portrait of The Modern Homebrewer | Results from the General Homebrewer Survey  (Read 1422 times)

Offline klickitat jim

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I got a kick out of what the stats say at the end of the article. Most homebrewers brew hop forward American ales with untreated tap water, yet they know that the key to better beer is proper water treatment.  They dont know anything about hot side aeration, DMS, FMH, or decoction. They think wirlflock is a clarity cure all. AND... they think this forum is the worst.

Ya, why would you want to use this forum? You make hoppy ales and know they'd be way better if you did water additions, and guys like Martin are right here ready and willing to walk you through it. But... Naaaaw, that forum sucks.
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Awesome perspective again Jim!
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I got a kick out of what the stats say at the end of the article. Most homebrewers brew hop forward American ales with untreated tap water, yet they know that the key to better beer is proper water treatment.  They dont know anything about hot side aeration, DMS, FMH, or decoction. They think wirlflock is a clarity cure all. AND... they think this forum is the worst.

Ya, why would you want to use this forum? You make hoppy ales and know they'd be way better if you did water additions, and guys like Martin are right here ready and willing to walk you through it. But... Naaaaw, that forum sucks.

That's an interesting point, and now whenever I see "HBT" I read "horse blinder" before I think "homebrew."

But what would I know? I'm the guy that put in a RO system for brewing water but still relies on ambient temps for fermentation.
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I got a kick out of what the stats say at the end of the article. Most homebrewers brew hop forward American ales with untreated tap water, yet they know that the key to better beer is proper water treatment.  They dont know anything about hot side aeration, DMS, FMH, or decoction. They think wirlflock is a clarity cure all. AND... they think this forum is the worst.

Ya, why would you want to use this forum? You make hoppy ales and know they'd be way better if you did water additions, and guys like Martin are right here ready and willing to walk you through it. But... Naaaaw, that forum sucks.

I don't think the point was that people thought this forum sucks, just that it is not terribly popular. I suspect Marshall has built a significant following over there so the results are self-selective in favor of reddit and its brewers.

I would rather the masses of reddit not flood this forum.
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yeah, some people seem to have trouble with separating "biggest" or "most popular" or "favorite"...from "best"


Marshall -  good stuff, thanks.

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Enjoyed the read, Marshall, as always.  I am in so many small minorities of the survey, that I feel like I may now lack plausibility, but I have a beard that is older than the majority of Reddit punks.
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Its the fun part of polls results, building a composite, giving him a voice, then disagreeing with his opinion. You are correct though, its hard to tell why the composit average guy doesnt visit the AHA forum.

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The "why not this forum" questions is likely just a pool size issue.  Kind of like the AHA Club of the Year discussion.  This forum is not as large or as active as other forums so those forums generate more responses.  That gives their forum a higher response count.  Overall, I'm not sure "what forum do you use the most" tells us much.  It does advertise the existence of the AHA forum to those who haven't found it yet though.

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