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Offline paul_2

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Looking for input from homebrewers
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »
Hello everyone! My friend and I are working on a National Science Foundation project that can assist beer homebrewing enthusiasts by alleviating the issues they face often during the process.

We are hoping to speak to homebrewers and ask them about their experiences on the topic (their process, what they find enjoyable/challenging about brewing, and so on). This valuable input will help us refine our project so it can tackle common brewing difficulties and provide brewers with thorough information on their batches. If you are a homebrewer and would like to share your experiences with us through a short phone interview, please send us a message and we will respond back.

Any input you can offer will be greatly appreciated, and will help towards creating something that we hope is beneficial to all homebrewers. Thank you for your consideration!

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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 08:18:09 PM »
How are you going to help home brewers if you have little or no knowledge of the hobby?

First, I would suggest you gain the knowledge needed to be more specific in your requests. Second, brew a few batches using various techniques. Third, refine your process until you brew great beer. Then, and only then, will you be qualified to address the things home brewers face.
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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »
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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 09:19:43 PM »
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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »
I can’t help but say, simply read the posts on this and other fora and you will easily glean all of that information, other than each person’s specific process.  That likely can only be generalized based on equipment implemented, anyway....but I wish you the best in your research.
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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 10:04:01 PM »
Thank you guys for your input.
Just to clarify, our project leader is actually a homebrewer and has been brewing for the last 7 years. The idea for this project arose from his own experiences and the issues he has faced while brewing beer. However, we realize that not every homebrewer will run into the same problems our project leader has faced.

This is what our project is about: compiling the issues that brewers encounter from as many people as possible, using their first-hand accounts. Once we have a large-enough pool of these known issues, we can start finding ways to alleviate them.

If anyone would like to offer their brewing experiences, please let us know. We would greatly appreciate, since each first-hand account is unique and would give us good insight into how the brewing process varies between different people.

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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 05:43:36 AM »
I've heard a bunch of stories but it seems the biggest problem lies within 4 parameters most of the time:
1. wives
2. kids
3. work
4. wives

Homebrew solves most other problems. and yes wives is up there 2x.

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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 12:32:49 PM »
Good luck on the sale of your book.
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Re: Looking for input from homebrewers
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 11:17:31 PM »
Pretty much looks like the consensus here says you need to do your own homework. Most of us are too busy to do it for you. Good luck in your endeavor.
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