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I've already seen a question or two that seem to at least tangentially reference Homebrewing.

Keeping in mind that there is already a beta site on Homebrewing, how much of the topic should we allow and how much should we be prepared to migrate their direction?

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    I honestly don't understand why there are two separate sites. Homebrewing is all about beer. Just seems like it would be ideal if they were merged. I realize not everyone who drinks beer homebrews but homebrewers all drink beer (and end up knowing a lot about it). Homebrewing just seems like a subset category (tag) of beer to me. – Bill Rawlinson Jan 22 '14 at 16:11
  • @BillRawlinson See: sports.se v Fitness.se. SE doesn't launch sites unless they think they'll both be successful. It's worked so far with those two, we just need to find the clear delineations and make sure we maintain those. – wax eagle Jan 22 '14 at 17:00
  • Technically, the Homebew.SE is not all about beer. It's inclusive of cider and wine. Or it was last time I checked. – object88 Jan 28 '14 at 23:10
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I would say that if there is a site for Homebrewing then technical questions about brewing beer at home are off topic. But questions about "homebrewed" beer would not be off topic.

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I suspect there is going to be a set of questions that would be suitable for either site.

For example, asking how best to poor a bottle of beer without disturbing the sediment: a question that is relevant to many homebrewed beers, but would also be of interest to general beer drinkers if they encountered such a beer.

I think the site will be stronger if we keep such shared scope questions.

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I think that answering some of the questions from a Homebrewer's perspective can help those who don't better understand beer in general.

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