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Join the Brew Scouts and drink in the world

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:31 pm
by aleguy
The Brew Scouts is an organization dedicated to furthering the interests of home brewers. Through a series of technical challenges, brew scouts develop skills that will serve them through their brewing life. Each step along the path from novice to expert is provided along with technical assistance from other Brew Scouts.
The Brew Scouts live by the motto: Sanitation, Fermentation and Carbonation.
So join your local chapter today!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:10 pm
by yeastmeister
Working on it guys....The website is content yet, but shortly.....

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:54 am
by aleguy
Error 403 - Forbidden : you have tried to access a document for which you don't have privileges.

That sucks.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:35 am
by Wombatpix
Here is where we will get the badges. We can add different names to such. I need to get cracking on this. I've already come up with the Oath but still working on the Law. ... tegory=252

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:14 pm
by BayouBrew
Great idea. If you want to set up a satelite troop let us know.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:18 pm
by aleguy
Okay, I saw two or three badges we might be able to use. I didn't think anyone was taking this too seriously. I guess it just goes to show that not all the ideas you come up with when you're drunk are bad ones.
It just seems like people are putting a lot more effort into this than I expected. I figured Gene would put up some goofy home page and it would sort of be a running joke.
I'm still working on my brewstand building merit badge. Maybe we should use the dumpster diving patch for that, but it doesn't really fit too well.
Is there a way to personalize those things? Or are we just kind of stuck with the generic patches? The Boy scouts have patches that are individualized to troops and such, is it that expensive to do?

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:27 pm
by yeastmeister
Error 403, yep, like I said, website is ours, but no content uploaded yet. I hate under construction pages. I'd rather show nothing than something not ready. No worries, I'm in control of it.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:29 pm
by yeastmeister
BayouBrew wrote:Great idea. If you want to set up a satelite troop let us know.

Absolutely. Especially since you seem to have a talented artist brewing with yall. We are troop number 1, I guess that would make you guys troop number 2. Once we put the site up, I expect lots of participation from clubs after I post the link on TBN.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:39 pm
by aleguy
snowballing. . .

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:48 pm
by aleguy
Was looking for a wombat patrol patch, but the closest they have is platypus. Damn!
Go troop 1! Wombats rule!
Or, er, um, something like that . . .

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:54 pm
by Wombatpix
The only problem with getting personalized patches is that they cost to much and we have to order a shit load of them. We may have to hold off on such extreme brewing badges as Brew Stands but we can keep working on others.

Ok, here's my Oath:

On my honor I will brew my best
to do my duty to grain and hops
and to obey the Brew Scout Law;
To help others brew at all times;
To keep myself physically capable of lifting my kegs,
mentally sober, and morally responsible.

I still need help with a few more laws in the Brew Scout Law.

A Brew Scout is educated, helpful, sanitary, patient,
experimental, creative, legal (I need 4 more here)
and somewhat sober.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:02 pm
by aleguy
I don't like the sober parts, and I think we could run into issues if we copy the scouts too closely. Merit badges and the name brew scouts is pushing it already. But if we have to have an oath, you need to take out the sober parts, because most, if not all, of us will not be able to uphold it. Especially on a brew day. The lifting kegs thing should be changed to lifting a glass so as not to discriminate against the disabled or drunken.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:10 pm
by Wombatpix
I don't know, I like the bit about "somewhat sober" and mentally sober. To me it means we are not absolutely shit face drunk all the time. Let the scouts come after us, this is parody.

I don't know about wombat, but they have a fun "lawn chair" or crawfish or even the pacman.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:33 pm
by BayouBrew
I know a few people with embroidery machines, so we could probably do custom badges on a small scale. I'll see if they are willing and what it would cost for materials. Just come up with a jpg picture (or tell us what you want, we have to graphic artists in our club) and we can convert it and run them. We're actually going to get some patches made with our club logo and embroider some polo shirts for comps when the logo is finished. I can't impose to provide for the world though if you post this on TBN.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:39 pm
by BayouBrew
Are you also going to come up with rules on how to qualify for each badge? I'd hate to see people just getting badges and making a mockery of this mockery! I see that it was a drunken idea, but I like it. Could be a lot of fun to see people with sashes full of badges running around comps and conferences. Don't forget the BN badge.