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#1 dane

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

I'm interested in hearing feedback from the members who use this forum.

 

Do you think there is enough support to break 'Non Beer' Brewing out it's it's own forum and have cider (and wine, mead, soda, etc) as a dedicated subforums?

 

Any other thoughts or suggestion on how we can better support this part of the community?

 

I have enabled tags in this forum to try and make it easies to find what you are looking for but there hasn't been much uptake on that yet.

 

Love to hear your thoughts.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

I'm really not sure there is enough traffic on here to justify separate forums for cider/mead/etc.Although, if we increased the focus on non beer by having multiple sub forums then maybe we would get more traffic. Chicken? Egg?

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

And how does this tagging thing work? I suspect there has been no uptake because no one knows how to do it...



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

That is one of my concerns.

 

I need to go back and retrospectively tag older posts for people to get a feel for how they work.

 

If you post a new topic here, under the title you can select a tag and then the topic is prefixed with that.

 

I might look at adding the tags on the old content and see how that goes before breaking things up too much.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Unless you were focused on expanding that area in the future, I'm not sure that sub-forum gets enough traffic to worry about breaking it up into smaller sub-sections.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

I've got a mod that will allow me to tag the old content in bulk so I'll look at doing that this week, should make things a little easier in here.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

I reckon a cider forum and spirits forum should be added. Would be especially interested in spirit recipes / spices that others are doing.

edit - because I was asking google about this today and found a whole bunch of shit about bloody cocktails. I'd love to just jump on AHB and find good ideas.
when are you making an app btw? Android,iPhone,win?!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Spirits won't be happening as it's not exactly legal if you're not paying the excise (which i doubt any home distiller does)
that and you'll have every retarded man and his dog on here asking which lolly water concentrate is the best and why doesn't their bourbon taste any good


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

Anyone using the tags?



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

I know nothing about the tags but there are so many different 'non beer' beverages that I think it would get a bit silly to split all (and then if someone wants to discuss one that doesn't fit what's there like Kvass or kilju - where do they go?

 

It's mostly cider, a touch of ginger beer and lemonade and a few odds and ends. I like it, read it and use it but don't have an issue with how it is laid out.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

I DEMAND a gruit forum.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Maybe the equivalent of an AG and K&K section? Not sure what you would call them... I could be a snob and suggest a Prison Hooch forum for the aldi juice recipes :ph34r:

 

But then again there are nowhere near enough posts to make it a hassle working out what's what.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Would you distinguish between aldi juice and preshafruit or speyton tassie apple?



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

Get your dirty scrumpy thread out of my cyser forum.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Would you distinguish between aldi juice and preshafruit or speyton tassie apple?

 

They may belong in a different category (advanced prison hooch maybe)  but only if they aren't brewed with baker's yeast (or moldy bread in an old sock).



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Don't diss my pruno, bro.

 

We seem to be getting a lot of cider posts recently - a cider subforum could maybe be "promoted" to sit as a peer with  kits n extracts / All Grain in the brewing section, and have Metheglin, Braggot, Mead etc in a "other brewed beverages" forum. After all there's nothing in AHB's name or header to say that Aussiehomebrewer means Aussiehomebeerbrewer.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Don't diss my pruno, bro.

 

No... your pruno is quality pruno. I'd be happy to serve that up on a date with my prison bitch. :chug:



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

I'd be one for splitting it out. Traffic rates might not be high on some of the subforums, but there's a few other forums with low traffic rates (i.e. Humour and Jokes) and they don't affect the usability of the site as a whole. I assume it would be split out in the same way that Brew Clubs is currently split out, with a bunch of subforums below it? That would be ideal, as it wouldn't make the initial forums page ridiculously long.

 

There's some types of non-beer brewing that I'm interested in, and I'd like to subscribe to a forum, but I don't want to see all those pesky cider posts. :)



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Actually on Googling the forum it does say "Beer Brewing Forum" in the google result. I'm sure that can be fixed :)