I have received another request through the good folks at ReviewMe to have a look at a beer related website and let you know about it for a fee. We like this - as it keeps the stash nicely stocked.
We get asked this all the time - KB stands for Knowledge Base, and that is what we are building with Brewing KB. Through our tips and tricks, glossary, and maybe most importantly, our forums, we are offering Internet browsers the opportunity to learn all about the fine hobby of home brewing.This is a fine idea - as a lapsed home brewer I am all too aware of the need to get the information you need, the tricks of the trade as well as the sources of the best ingredients.
So how does this website meet that need? First, it is nicely designed. This may sound like a simple thing but a website that looks good is going to attract the traffic and seeing as the point of BrewingKB is brewers sharing with brewers getting as big a gang together is vital. Next, it is active. Even though the site in fairly new it already has 624 registered users who have contributed 5342 posts. In addition, there is space for registering your home brew club, for posting your favorite recipes and also to buy and sell equipment. All really useful and well organized topics.
This website shows great promise and will be one to watch to see if it takes off and attracts even more users. It is a great addition and an update of sorts to the granddaddy of all home brewing sites, the Home Brew Digest with its bulletin board format and highly technical discussions. As the HBD has proven for almost two decades, the world of home brewing on the internet is a very friendly and collaborative one. BrewingKB should prove to be a means to further enhance that tradition.