The LAGERS club has always promoted discussion and education. It’s in our motto! One of the best ways to stay connected in this day and age is through facebook groups. You do not have to be a member to join the discussion. In fact, we encourage anyone interested to post questions and contribute. Below you’ll find out posting guidelines which are enforced by the club officers. This club is about building a community through a shared passion for homebrewing and these guidelines help make the posts and interactions on our Facebook groups more amicable.
POSTING A QUESTION
Beginner questions are very much welcome, we are here to help you learn! If your question is specific to you or a problem you are having, please go ahead and post it. We’ll do our best to help troubleshoot.
Many common questions have been asked, so we ask that members use the Facebook search bar in the group before posting.
– Common example: “Which pH meter should I buy?” search for “pH meter.”
POSTING ABOUT YOUR BREWING
We encourage everyone to post updates, photos, or videos of their brew days, beers, or equipment. Every setup and brew is unique and we love seeing them all. If you wish to share something, please include as much information as possible. Sharing detailed recipe/process information will encourage healthy discussion and will help others learn.
Feel free to share your instagram or beer blog too. We just ask that you do not spam for traffic/likes.
SALES AND PROMOTIONS
Personal classified ads for equipment/supplies are encouraged. If giving away, just say FREE, otherwise please list a price. Posts for resale of tickets are also allowed. If you would like to organize a group buy, get with the officers before posting on the group page as we may be working on something similar in the background.
Selling of alcohol (homebrew or commercial) is illegal and prohibited from our group, these posts will be deleted. Trading homebrew is permitted, but trading commercial beer should be done in one of the many places dedicated to that.
We want to build positive and constructive relationships with our partner companies. Businesses that are related to craft beer and homebrewing are welcome to share news, event, and product announcements of interest in the LAGERS facebook group.
POSTING ABOUT COMMERCIAL BEER
Anything that is intentionally harmful to the reputation of a brewery is subject to deletion. Pro-brewers are some of our largest supporters and go out of their way to sponsor events and competitions, as well as answer questions. All discussion about flaws found in commercial beer should be constructive and detailed.
SPAM & OFF-TOPIC
This is a group primarily for discussing homebrewing and craft beer. Any outside links posted should contain quality information about beer and brewing. Links not related to the interests/intent of the group are subject to deletion at the discretion of the admins. Off-topic discussion will be deleted by the officers, at their discretion.
RESPECT & INCLUSIVITY
We strive to be an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse community. There will be no tolerance of discrimination based on any grounds, sexism, rude behaviour, or personal attacks. These kinds of posts/comments will be locked and/or deleted.
Treat other members with respect by talking in a factual, constructive, and positive manner. Members come to the facebook group expecting to learn in a positive environment without ridicule.
These guidelines are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the officers.