The cure for our first world problems......

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  1. Ward Chillington

    Ward Chillington Well-Known Member

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    I remember doing a few batches in the 80s, pre-internet and pre-software but I was just following printed instructions and opening cans of extract. I do remember having a basic brewing book with lots of calculations in it and some brewers still do the math and build recipes the old-fashioned way.
    I'll take modern techonology. :D :D
     
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    Here here he said with a click of his mouse! Jeez...what the hell would have that meant in 1979?:rolleyes:
     
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    We started in 2010 and did a few kits then started looking for software to simplify recipe making. Without sites such as BF I would probably still be using kits or drinking some weird beer. Ditto technology:D:D.
     
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    Yea, I remember using separate calculators for everything. It would take an hour just to figure it all out. A screen for the funnel and a racking cane were the fancy gadgets then :)
     
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    I saw the article - almost amusing. Most of the stuff, a well-equipped brewery will have and the rest it likely won't need. Baseline: You can do without any of those items, a hydrometer measures gravity just fine, you can shake a starter. Looked like marketing to me.
     

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