On the other are the Cooks. These folks tend to be a lot more fluid in their thinking. They’re less bound by style restrictions, and as a result are more open to tinkering with unusual ingredients or ideas. Brewing for them can be anything from a well planned affair to a bunch of ingredients pulled out of their cupboards and thrown into a boil. This is chaos brewing at its finest.
You can probably guess where I fall on the spectrum. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very interested in the technical aspects of the process, and I do believe that systematic exploration has its place. I do also think, however, that it’s easy to get caught up in the science at the expense of the art.
So says I.