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Ignoring legality, is Homebrew Stack Exchange going to encompass distilling?

A recent question, though vague and needing some work to be a good question, touches on distilling. Legality has been discussed in this (meta) forum, but I wasn't able to find anything in the FAQ's ...
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Where do we draw the line between home brewing and micro brewing?

I don't anticipate this being a big problem but I'm curious to know if a line needs to be drawn to keep micro brewing (large batch brewing) out of the site. I don't really see a lot of harm in ...
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Questions that only generate opinions

Are we going to continue to let these types of questions float around? What to do with grains after mashing? Despite many great responses and voting activity its not a question with an answer. Does ...
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People don't seem to downvote much - is this due to the loss of reputation incurred?

I notice that there is not much downvoting going on, even though I see a lot of (what I perceive as) inaccurate or simply poor answers. Why are these not downvoted? Could it be that newbies don't ...
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Area 51 clean up campaign

I'm trying to clean up Area 51 proposals, and I came across this one: Beer Proposed Q&A site for beer writers, cicerones, professional brewers, and beer geeks Would any of their on topic ...
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How can I mark an answer if I don't know which is correct?

I have this question How can I put minerals back into distilled or reverse osmosis water? The trouble is I don't know who is correct. I would normally go off vote count, but no one has over 1 vote. ...
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Can I ask questions about organizing a brew competition?

I'm planning on organizing a small brewing competition sometime in the next 12 months. I'd like to leverage other people's knowledge on this. Can I ask this sort of question on the main homebrewing ...
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fermentor vs. fermenter

There are only 4 tags that use the word fermenter, and none for fermentor. However, the word fermenter is being used incorrectly. Yeast is a fermenter. Carboys, conicals, and buckets are fermentors. ...
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Answering your own question multiple times?

It seems weird to me that the software allows you to write multiple answers to a question, let alone your own question. Example: How do you efficiently empty beer bottles?
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Tag descriptions

I've begun working on filling in some of the tag descriptions. Can I get some feedback on these tags, (please feel free to improve them as you see fit) Techniques Barleywine Specifically for the ...
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How Do I Continue a Conversation if Someone Mentions Something Interesting in an Answer?

Say I'm reading questions and answers, and someone like @Graham, mentions something about how the crazy Aussies don't chill. So I want to touch base with Graham and find out about it. It would be '...
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how do I ask a community-wiki question?

I have a question that I know should be community wiki. I don't see that option, what am I missing?
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Correcting a bad click when voting

I accidentally down voted something. Left a comment, then realized I downvoted. I tried to unclick it and I get a little popup box say "you voted 2 minuted ago your answer is locked in" 2 minutes ...
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Is Home Roasting / Home Brewing of Coffee within scope?

Wondering if the "Homebrewing" moniker stretches to include home brewing of coffee (and more interestingly home roasting of coffee) I see similarities in roasting malts and roasting coffee. I do ...
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Merge tags sanitization sanitizer sanitation sanitizing

There are currently four tags about the same basic thing: sanitization sanitizer sanitation sanitizing Having multiple slightly different tags about the same thing undermines the functionality of the ...
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Should we tag questions as beer brewing or wine making?

I'm foreseeing one possible problem with the site. Beer brewing questions are already outweighing wine making questions. I have a feeling this won't go away. Do we specifically tag each beer brewing ...
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Can we update links to BrewAdvice?

There are comments / links in older posts from BrewAdvice that link to the wrong ID on the current site. Is there a way to update these programmatically, or do we have to go in and fix them ourselves? ...
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How to deal with answers that should be comments when user doesn't have the appropriate rep

See this answer. Re-racking in a Buffalo Trace whiskey barrel How should we deal with it?
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Please merge my accounts

I have another account here which, for some reason, I cannot login to: https://homebrew.stackexchange.com/users/572/jim-armstrong I tried to do an account recovery, but the openID it sends me isn't ...
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What is the recommended procedure for dealing with spam comments?

What should we be doing with comments that are spam? Ex: How can I use my oven to sanitize equipment Is pouring down on a lager yeast cake any different from pouring down on an ale yeast cake? ...
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Where are our mods?

Yesterday I flagged a bunch of spam by a user named alicewei. They were deleted, but that same user is right back posting spam now. Shouldn't this user have been banned already? So far I haven't ...
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How long should you wait to accept an answer?

I've asked a couple questions here and I was just wondering what kind of time frame should I be looking at before accepting an answer? Since this is a beta site I'm inclined to leave it open longer to ...
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Plurals in search terms

Not sure if this has been covered on another meta site, but I'd like to see the site's search facility handle plurals or word stemming. While looking for questions on podcasts, I searched for '...
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How has the Yearling badge been awarded so soon?

It looks like a few folks have already been awarded the Yearling badge, for 12 months active membership. Yet according the Area 51 page, this site was only proposed 9 months ago. How is that ...
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Why are some question's titles prefaced with the first tag?

I've noticed that in the page <title>, some questions have one of the tags prepended to the question. This question does it: Fermentation stopped and then started again This one does not: List ...
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BrewAdvice.com Revenue Discussion

Required Reading: blog.brewadvice.com - Revenue Ideas tl;dr: This site operates on a service which cannot be offered for free forever. Our intent is not to make a profit, but only to sustain our ...
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Recipe and ingredient questions

What is the prevaling opinion on questions for recipes or favorite ingredients? I think they are a little too broad for this forum. BrewAdvice is for focused questions. However this site is about ...
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Legal questions

How should we deal with questions about legality? Can I sell my Homebrew in the UK
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[Meta] How do I get this site to e-mail all questions to me?

I really enjoy this site and find the information very useful, and like to contribute my own limited knowledge whenever possible. However, it is hard to keep up with this site without receiving e-...
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[META] BrewAdvice.com Feedback?

Hello All, If you've found your way here you may know a site admin (myself or PJ). We'd like to thank you for testing and contributing to our experiment. The content developing here has exceeded any ...
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[Meta] Why don't tags auto-complete anymore?

When asking a question, it used to offer suggestions as I was typing tags. This is no longer happening. Was this changed on purpose? Is it happening for anyone else?
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[META] What's the difference between BrewAdvice and a forum?

What makes BrewAdvice so cool? I can ask my questions on HomebrewTalk, AHA Tech Talk, ProBrewer, or the HBD.
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[META] How about a [WIKI] prefix?

Like the meta-questions, how about using a [WIKI] prefix on community wiki "questions"?
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[Meta] Community Wiki- Site Question

Can I get a better explanation as to what a community wiki is? I can't seem to find a good definition on the site or FAQs. (If we don't want this question mixed into the homebrewing vibe of questions ...
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[META] How can we add BrewPoll's submission badges to questions?

BrewPoll is "A Place for Sharing Beer Brewing Articles, Tips and News - Where Every Vote Counts!" It's a submission site for brewing articles sponsored by BeerSmith. Their RSS feed has a steady ...
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[META] New user. Oy.

Just how long will the site think I'm a new user?
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[Meta] Bootstrap mode?

StackExchange now offers "bootstrap" mode, which relaxes reputation requirements for things like up-voting while you're building your community. Have you considered it?
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[Meta] Upvotes and view count

I just noticed a few posts with +200 views and single digit upvotes. How does that happen? They are good questions. More importantly why and does this format really work? Non registered users I assume,...
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[Meta] Did our site make the cut for StackExchange 2.0?

I'm going to keep posting questions and answers here no matter what, but are we defined as an "Active" site or not under StackExchange's new rules?
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[Meta] Is BrewAdvice open to increasing its scope to include wine/mead/sake?

I proposed a similar site on meta.stackexchange.com. The URL is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5680/proposal-for-beer-wine-brewing-stack-exchange-site Is this community open to increasing ...
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[meta] When is this site going to take off?

Well? When you can check in after overnight and there has been 0-2 new posts or edits I wonder if anyone is really here. Seems like there is just 1-2 new people each WEEK! That seems dead to me. Is ...
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[meta] Rules for subjective questions.

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/ How about adding this to the FAQ? http://moms4mom.com/back-it-up Anyone reading this has likely been guilty of using hearsay or ...
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[META] Are we being merged into the other stack exchange brew site?

Are we just being added to stack exchange or are we being merged with the new stack exchange brew site that opened yesterday?
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[META] Voting Etiquette

Under what circumstances do you vote a question up or down? Let's have a little discussion on voting and friendly behavior. Asking and answering questions is not the only way to participate on ...
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Why weren't my accepted answers from BrewAdvice imported

I just noticed that I have a 0% acceptance rate. On BrewAdvice I had accepted answers to nearly all of the questions I asked. While my questions have been nicely imported into this site, I notice ...
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How do 6 people already have the 'Enthusiast' badge?

I just noticed that 6 users have the 'Enthusiast' badge already, which requires you to visit the site each day for 30 days. However, the site is only 23 days old, right? One user's profile says he/...
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What's the criteria for accepting an answer?

On sites like StackOverflow it's pretty cut and dry, if someone's answer fixes your problem, you mark it as correct. Here, however, it's a much different story. Should you mark the correct answer if ...
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