I’ve decided to move on. I shan’t participate in forum discussions any more, although I may look in from time to time. I’ve done my stint of helping beginners and answering queries. Exceptionally I helped someone the other day via a PM he/she sent me, spent some time on a reply, but received not a jot of an acknowledgement, even though I know my advice was acted upon. Normally I wouldn’t bother but this time I thought wtf. So I’ll leave it to others to try to help the uninitiated. I’ve left a few basic how-to’s along the way which in context still look relevant if a little facile to some. And I’ve not upset too many folks in my time on here so that counts for something I suppose. The forum has changed since I joined 4 years ago. It's now less populated with ‘ordinary’ brewers like me rather more those who have developed their interest to a fine art, or is that a science? So it’s more their forum than mine. I’ve also noticed the loss of a few other regulars on here. Perhaps their reasons are similar to mine, who knows? Anyway, its time to move on. Or, as the old saying goes, all good things come to an end.