This article is from the Beer and Other Brewing FAQ, by Kurt Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Currently no one that I know of archives rec.crafts.brewing (beyond
the usual sites that archive all of USENET), but the archives to
the HBD are available. They can be obtained via anonymous ftp from
hbd.org in the /pub/hbd/digests directory. Digests are stored in
subdirectories by year. The digest are also available via the web,