hist-brewing: Re: hist-brewing and the SCA

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Thu Apr 8 04:26:23 PDT 1999

	I wish to apologize to all the members of this forum for taking up 
space and their time with stuff that was SCA-brewing-documentation 
related, rather than actually history of brewing related.

As the owner of this listserv very courteously pointed out to me:

<< This is the historical brewing list, not the sca brewing list.  I want to 
 make sure that the historical brewing community doesn't up and leave 
 due to too much chatter about SCA-only topics.  >>
	He's right, of course.  Those of you outside the SCA, or even outside 
the Kingdom of Meridies, shouldn't have to listen to my drivel about purely 
local matters.  Henceforth, I will confine myself to the matter at hand.

	Besides, Wade Hutchinson summed up the SCA documentation question 
neatly when he said:

 << Documentation for a contest is to educate the judges and show them that 
A - know what you're talking about, and B - used some sort of historical 
sources for your project.  <snip>
Just never assume that a judge knows something about the object being judged
in SCA brewing/vintning competitions - explain everything you did, why you
did it, and how it relates or differs from practices that can be documented
to be period.  Follow that formula and you can't go wrong. >>

	I shall mull that over, and try to practice it, for a year or so.     

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