Re: Making Cuts
- Hi, Peter and folks,
I am a member of a couple of other forums and have seriously thought of suggesting one of them consider breaking into a junior and a senior section. Maybe you should start off in some sort of junior section and be eligible to join in the discussions of the senior group after maybe a month or two months.
(Which is MORE rather than less restrictive than you seem to be suggesting....)
But it would ensure you gain a little knowledge and experience, with the opportunity to enter discussions at the beginner level, before you get into the advanced stuff with ideas to revolutionize the science and practice of distillation.
(Hell, I did it, too!)
And yet not be so long as to diminish your enthusiasm!
And I think you can READ the senior forum from the start anyway, so you can read the more advanced stuff here and in Harry's library; That way a lot of your questions might be answered by the time you join the senior forum.
And yes, as to cut-off points, time is the simplest and no-one gets offended at the passing of time.
Of course you have a good point about explanations in new distillers being in more or less layman's terms; something I will be more conscious of now.
The Baker as Devil's Advocate.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Peter Huisman <p-j-h@...> wrote:
> With all due respects Harry, is a dead horse being beaten here?
> Where's the cutoff point?
> At what level are questions to Distiilers determined to be "newbie", or
> vice versa for that matter. And by whom? Those who think they already
> know it all and don't wish to be bothered with newbie stuff? I don't
> think I've read a post yet that advises the poster to search for answers
> in the "Distillers" forum.
> I've seen plenty of "newbie" questions answered by posters who also post
> to "Distillers", in a fashion I would deem to be above "newbie"
> understanding. Newbies, asking questions on New-Distillers should be
> afforded answers in layman's terms. Otherwise why have both forums.??
> Personally I subscribe to a number of forums and I have yet to come
> across one where there is a Junior as well as Senior forum.
> I'm trying to understand the logic.
I’d gladly step in mate, but I’ll be out of action all of Thursday.
So, I'm gonna start using my all-grain homebrew beer system to make all-grain wash..
I've started a batch of 8# of Wheat DME and Turbo Yeast in a 3 gallon batch that's fermenting
now... I'll distill probably next weekend..
Does anyone have a favored grain recipe?? I've seen the corn recipes, etc.. But am thinking
I may steep a touch of chocolate malt next time with the extract to see if i notice a difference
in the final product. Would like to keep with basic Home Brew Shop grain options... lets be
honest, its just easier.