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Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« on: October 21, 2003, 02:44:56 PM »
I've noticed that the average brewer seems to be a bit smarter than the "Joe six pack" image would suggest.

Sure, some brewers have long hair and wear T-shirts all day, but it seems that most if not all are successful and bright professionals as well - engineers, computer experts, doctors, educators...etc...

Anyone else have this experience with their fellow brewers?

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2003, 04:23:50 PM »
Could be coincidence, but all the brewers I've met have been software developers...maybe they are just the only people I get a chance to talk to.  ::)

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2003, 06:33:07 PM »
Hey, what's wrong with having long hair and wearing t-shirts all day?!?!?  >:( That stereotype is just as bad as the Joe Six-Pack stereotype!

Now, excuse me while I go wipe the mustardand beer off my t-shirt.  ;)

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2003, 03:39:19 AM »
I would love to have long hair and wear T-shirts all day!

I guess I am a 'Joe six pack' stuck in a computer geeks body.  ;D

Every homebrewer that I have met has been friendly and helpful...

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2003, 05:42:26 AM »
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Now, excuse me while I go wipe the mustardand beer off my t-shirt.  ;)

I know what you mean -  I have a couple of shirt casualties from using bleach to clean out the carboys.

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2003, 06:18:11 AM »
I don't think I'm smarter by any means... but then again, my job isn't anywhere near those you listed  ;D

Maybe brewers are more creative, and a little bit crazy...

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2003, 01:55:19 PM »
Creative...innovative...perhaps that's a better word than smarter!

I just noticed that the hobby attracts certain types of people...though many are not the stereotypical brewer.

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2003, 05:45:15 PM »
I've met a lot of "stupid" brewers (some professional), but most of them don't keep brewing for a long time. Which makes me wonder which comes first -- the brewing or the creativity? I have a feeling it's a combination of early success, creativity, love of good beer . . . and TIME. Lots of "creative" type jobs have flexible hours, which gives us the time to brew. Or maybe that's just another stereotype!  ;)

And Brad, you should give up on the bleach -- PBW and Oxiclean don't stain!

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2003, 07:01:13 AM »
I've heard of PBW - but is Oxiclean the laundry soap sold commercially?  Also is it a cleaner or will it also sterilize like bleach?  How much do you use to sterilize?

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Re: Are Brewers Really Smarter?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2004, 10:06:25 AM »
Changing threads here. But PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash is a Cleaner. OxyClean is a cleaner- stain remover. Not necessarily just for laundry. (In fact, it is better than carpet cleaner on a big Iced Tea stain). It seems to behave identically to One Step, and so I wonder if it doesn't sanitize as well...

Since we're still on the Smarter Brewers thread, are there any chemists out there that can put this to rest?

 

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