David Heath Called out ?

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #101

    BrewRubha

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    Hi David and welcome. Just a couple of points before this nonsense fizzles out in the social media ephemeral natural state. I did buy a GF after watching your videos. But I also watched countless other videos, read countless reviews, checked out IMAKE and only then came to a decision to buy....but I am Scottish so parting with hard earned is not taken lightly (to re-enforce a racial stereotype). I would also like to point out that I was monitoring a discussion on best OS to use with GF Control. You came back with a response "buy an Iphone". I replied that as a respected reviewer and influential person that it was irresponsible to comment on a preferred OS without a reasonable argument. To your credit you took that on board and apologised. The Interweb is a complex place. The individual has the responsibility to asses the validity of the information received and to verify it.
     
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    You sure about that? I was a member of a Facebook group with the real Greg Hughes, and a couple of other home brewing "celebrities", and trust me it gets pretty tiresome after a while, especially if one of them decides to start answering posts by basically plugging their latest book without actually mentioning that they're the author (NOTE, this wasn't Greg Hughes, but somebody else doing this)....:laugh8:

    Oh and David, you will realise that my comments about "influencers" were nothing personal, I don't go for "influencers" full stop, as in I don't particularly watch YouTube channels etc. Heck I somehow ended up with a channel on there myself (the content on it is so mixed it's bonkers!) and I don't watch that if I can help it. I don't watch Sarah Pantry's video's either for that matter (I know of her from the Facebook group I mentioned). I literally just don't like the "influencer" phenomenon, that's all. This is coming from somebody who almost became one, and started getting sent herp keeping products, including confidential product tests under NDA... When companies get a hint that people are paying attention to your opinions, they start getting VERY interested in you, VERY quickly.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2019 #103

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    Have you told David he must disclose if he drinks Fosters because that would be a conflict of interest :laugh8:
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2019 #104

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    Many thanks for the welcome :) Good to hear that you made your own decisions on purchase, I think my review of the GF did point on what I liked and also the things that I fixed to make it work better. Since then I have also made the suggest of using a 3rd party false bottom and actually I have more coming like this soon :) I think people would be crazy to base their entire purchase on just one mans view. On that basis everyone would like fish, stout and the same cars. We are all different. Yes I remember the whole OS debate. The whole thing was a large "in joke" because frankly the GF software barely worked on Android at that time but worked very well on iOS. My "Buy an iphone" comment was purely in fun and good humour. Once I saw that it was not taken in this way then of course I apologised. There had been lots of humour like this on that FB in the previous week and many, including myself were riding that wave....especially as some of the forum mods were Apple haters :p
     
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 #105

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    No problem. I have never seen myself as an "Influencer" though. Just an ex commericial brewer who bought a GF when he moved to Norway because making a system was going to be a lot more expensive. The only influence I want to have is to help people brew better beer. You can brew just as good beer with a pot with a bag in it on your stove, I have said this quite a lot on my channel. Brewing systems like the GF are purely a convenience and a way to brew more compared. As long as you can control mash temps then all is good. Ive brewed in kegs, pots and old dairy equipment as well as large commercial systems, all in one homebrew systems and the end result is just as good with all methods. My best advice to everyone has been to invest in stable and controllable fermentation solutions first before paying lots of cash on anything to brew with.
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2019 #106

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    Haha, dont worry....I am preparing a file with everything in it for those that want it including my diet and inside leg measurement. Man it is so hard to cover some peoples demands!
    I can confirm that I do not drink Fosters at this point but I cannot be held responsible for drinking it during my next trip to Oz if it is all they have at a BBQ. Actually scrub that, I would rather drink water, at least it can have some flavour to it :)
     
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    Yes I am genuinely excited! It's not often you get to speak to someone off the telly!
    I wonder if Carol the weather girl brews beer .....?
     
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    There is another thread...What beer loving celebs can we get on here! Any suggestions?
     
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    But not Wil Wheaton.....please!!
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 #110

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    I hope so she has a cracking pair of measuring jugs. wink...
     
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    Chippy...this is not the 1980s!
     
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    I also like her rack...ing into a secondary.
     
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    I thought she might do a nice 80/....or a shandy.
     
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    Oh crap... there goes the Female Celebs joining in!
     
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    I haven't a clue what you mean. wink...
     
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    Sigh...I know Chippy!
     
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    Blimey - bit of brew scandal !

    “Grainfather Gate - You Tuber Corruption” will be in the Sun tomorrow !

    Personally don’t give a tosh. I’m sensible enough to look at many reviews before buying an expensive product like this , so the haters out there need to get a life.

    Welcome aboard David , I hope you’ll stick around !
     
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    and good head
     
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    Personally, I think the channel is great. I hope all the furore over nothing only increases your subscription rate
     
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    Can you also include your hair care regime for your arms? :laugh8:
     
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