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Offline Phil_M

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 05:40:43 PM »
I think most posters on this forum treat threads as conversations...we act like we're all standing around talking. The issue is OP isn't standing next to us and we just kinda forget they're there...
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 05:57:08 PM »
I think most posters on this forum treat threads as conversations...we act like we're all standing around talking. The issue is OP isn't standing next to us and we just kinda forget they're there...
the OP is that rando that just walked up while we were playing darts.

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 06:05:00 PM »
Of all the low exygen techniques, this is the one that I really don't understand why it isn't common.



Again, I agree, Phil. After spunding a couple batches, I'm sold. Totally solves the oxidation from kegging issue. Very noticeable difference, especially on longevity of hop aromas in dry hopped beers. It's low oxygen packaging and works great. By no means saying my beer is better than anyone's.   ;D

How about scheduling?  With my life there's very little chance I could do spunding.


It's tricky to hit perfectly at 4 points over FG when you have to work. I kegged the lagers at day 5 and the IPA on day 4, and got both mostly carbed. I think the best attribute though is having active yeast to scavenge the O2 fron the keg.

Work and travel.  One of many reasons the whole LODO procedure is nothing I'm interested in.  It just doesn't fit my life and the way I like to brew.
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 06:06:31 PM »
Uh... anybody know where we can find a moderator?  ;)
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »
Uh... anybody know where we can find a moderator?  ;)

Sure...what's the problem?
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2017, 06:12:07 PM »
You're serious, too, aren't you.  Alright then!   :-X
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2017, 06:14:53 PM »
There's FAR less traffic on all forums these days, too

It kind of feels that way.  I wonder if the AHA has any data by which to quantify.

This is the only forum I am active on any longer.  I used to really like the NB forum, but I couldn't hang after the last format change.  There were some good people over there who I wish had made the jump to here though.

r/homebrewing is pretty active, and it seems like there are a lot of newer brewers over there.

It's odd that everything is so fragmented.  Even within the set of AHA members, those active on this forum are a very small minority (visually quite apparent at the forum meetup at the NHC, especially in 2015).
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2017, 06:19:01 PM »
You're serious, too, aren't you.  Alright then!   :-X

Very much so.  I hope you weren't implying that expressing an opinion should be off limits.
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
(I think Dave was trying to keep us all on the OP's original topic, not the low oxygen rabbit hole.  ;))
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2017, 06:35:58 PM »
I have to be honest I saw the LODO post and never even read it. Need to keep things as simple as i can.
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
You're serious, too, aren't you.  Alright then!   :-X
Very much so.  I hope you weren't implying that expressing an opinion should be off limits.

Heck no!  What's still not crystal clear to me is whether the OP must always be respected by default, or whether disrespect of the OP is always allowed and even encouraged by mods.

@jimmy... good for you, man!  Just like Denny as well, I am all about simplicity.

Keep on expressing those opinions, ya'll, I'm all for that, too.
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2017, 07:43:41 PM »
Heck no!  What's still not crystal clear to me is whether the OP must always be respected by default, or whether disrespect of the OP is always allowed and even encouraged by mods.

Or whether it's disrespect at all or just the natural order of things
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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2017, 08:18:40 PM »
Heck no!  What's still not crystal clear to me is whether the OP must always be respected by default, or whether disrespect of the OP is always allowed and even encouraged by mods.

Or whether it's disrespect at all or just the natural order of things

Okay, now I get it, clear as crystal.  Thanks.  Most of use don't usually intend any disrespect -- myself included -- even if it might appear that way sometimes.  We all just need to friggin relax.  This is good advice in general, not just in this forum, but in the whole natural order.

Groovy.  Cheers Denny.

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2017, 10:01:05 PM »
A friend of mine is a parole agent, and he talks to some pretty crazy people at work that are violent and unstable, and part of his job is telling them the are getting a parole violation and going to jail. Needless to say, this is sure to not go over well with people that are already unstable and violent, yet he rarely gets in altercations with the parolees. His secret-it's in the delivery. He can tell people precisely what they don't want to hear so long as he delivers the message well.

I tell this story because I think the root cause of the occasional conflict here isn't that people have differing brewing practices, but that the delivery of certain messages is flawed.

You can be as right as rain on a subject, but if you come across as a jerk while doing it, you probably won't be received well.

 

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Re: State of the Forum
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2017, 10:13:12 PM »
I like turtles!
... sorry, I had to.  I agree that it's good to stay on topic but i'm not sure it's any worse than it's ever been.
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