In the definition stage the recipe questions were noted as off-topic.

I'd like to confirm that they are still considered off topic by the community.

See Can somebody give me a good recipe that they've tried for a sour beer?

Gordon and I have voted to close as off-topic, I'd just like a bit more clarity from the rest of the community.

Here is the link to the definition, unfortunately I can't link directly to the recipe question, but it's titled "What's a good recipe for a traditional IPA?", there is also one about cloning Sierra Nevada

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    Can you post a link to the definition? I think recipes could be a good think so long as they don't get duped over and over again.
    – PMV
    Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 16:41

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How about we make this question into a community wiki? Then we have something to point people at when we close recipe questions.

  • I like that idea. Anyone else? Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 21:30
  • Yeah, good idea.
    – sgwill
    Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 12:54
  • +1 seems good to me, it's sure to be a recurring question and as a result should go in the FAQ as well. Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 14:14
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    We may want an additional CW (or perhaps even one per style) that has "recommended recipes" where you can post recipes you've tried and liked. Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 17:00
  • What's a CW? BTW, thats what I was expecting when I posted a recipe request for the sour, that any further requests for the same type would be marked dupe and closed.
    – PMV
    Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 17:03
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    CW is Community Wiki. I would support reopening your question and making it a CW, perhaps with a rewording to make it more specific to a style, but I'm not sure anyone has enough rep yet to make CWs... sgwill, do you have that ability yet? We definitely need to get this worked out before the public beta starts and get it on the FAQ. Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 17:08
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    Just discovered most of us have the ability to make community wikis. I think we just need to work out what the FAQ should say, something along the lines of all recipe posts are CW, and only one recipe CW per style. Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 21:50

That's fine by me. Let's keep the site to techniques, etc. The question in question (ha) would be acceptable, then, if he asked about how to make a sour beer, right?

  • correct, if he said. "I really like Lambic, what steps are different from normal brewing?" for sure, upvote from me. Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 19:29

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