I have thought about this lately. Usually, when a new homebrewer comes to this site looking for advice, we recommend him to Palmer's How to Brew. This is the first resource I ever read, and is a resource I still refer to from time to time. However, as I learn more about brewing, there is some advice in his work that, if you take it to be gospel, can be misleading for new homebrewers. Some examples: 1) "Ready-to-pitch yeasts, and and the larger 175 ml smack-packs do not need a starter" 2) "secondary fermentation is beneficial to nearly all beer styles" 3) "A word of caution when adding hops at knockout or using a hopback - depending on several factors, e.g. amount, variety, freshness, etc., the beer may take on a grassy taste" 4) "A thinner mash of >2 quarts of water per pound of grain dilutes the relative concentration of the enzymes, slowing the conversion, but ultimately leads to a more fermentable mash because the enzymes are not inhibited by a high concentration of sugars. A stiff mash of <1.25 quarts of water per pound is better for protein breakdown, and results in a faster overall starch conversion, but the resultant sugars are less fermentable and will result in a sweeter, maltier beer." My intention is not to slam this work, which is invaluable for the newcomer, but rather when we point a new homebrewer towards How to Brew, we also have some other reference collected for all the updates, or an addendum of some kind. Thoughts on this? Would it make sense to create a post to catalog each of these? Can of worms: opened.