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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #150 on: July 26, 2019, 01:01:38 PM »

One thing that's getting overlooked is that simplicity is a personal decision.  A Sabco BrewMagic might be simp,e for one person, while a cooler system might be simple for another. The simplicity concept is about identifying what works for you.

I have been chewing over this for a few days. If I can say yes/and to this statement, then my yes/and is that within organizational frameworks (e.g. the world of homebrewers, the AHA, the AHA Forum), implicit norms can develop (and evolve, and be challenged etc.) about what is meant by terms such as "simplicity." These norms can inform the systems surrounding these organizations, such as the default norm for batch sizes being 5 gallons, assumptions about brewers being able to lift large amounts of grain and water throughout the process, etc. Alternatively, innovation can challenge these norms and simplify the complicated, such as electric brewing and step temperatures in the mash process. Sorry for the Friday morning abstraction. I bought Denny's book and it arrives tonight, so I can spend the weekend reading about simplicity and brewing, which is even easier than actually brewing. 
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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #151 on: July 26, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
Which of Denny's books did you order? I like them both!

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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #152 on: July 26, 2019, 08:31:54 PM »
Which of Denny's books did you order? I like them both!

New one is Simple Homebrewing
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #153 on: July 26, 2019, 08:34:05 PM »
Which of Denny's books did you order? I like them both!

New one is Simple Homebrewing
Wait, there's more than two, right?
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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #154 on: July 26, 2019, 08:47:52 PM »
Which of Denny's books did you order? I like them both!

New one is Simple Homebrewing
Wait, there's more than two, right?

Yeah, 3...

Experimental Homebrewing
Homebrew All Stars
Simple Homebrewing

plus I was a contributor to Craft Beer for the Homebrewer
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #155 on: July 27, 2019, 01:41:11 AM »
Thanks Denny! Just found both of those on Amazon!

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Re: This has gone far enough!
« Reply #156 on: July 27, 2019, 01:52:02 AM »
Which of Denny's books did you order? I like them both!

New one is Simple Homebrewing
Wait, there's more than two, right?

Yeah, 3...

Experimental Homebrewing
Homebrew All Stars
Simple Homebrewing

plus I was a contributor to Craft Beer for the Homebrewer

I bought Simple Homebrewing -- I already own Homebrew All Stars
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