« on: May 09, 2014, 08:29:47 AM »
In most any other exam, you are not allowed to use your textbook even though you are allowed to use it in real life. How is the BJCP tasting exam different than a closed-book exam?
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I'll definitely be giving away a bunch, but I'll bet I'll still be dumping beer. We'll see.I can't drink it all.
But seriously, I give away a lot of what I brew for the same reason. I enjoy making it, but I'll never be able to drink it all. And I'm too old to try.
+1. I resemble that.
I judged in a pair a few months ago where the other judge (National Rank) was obsessed with the bottle fill. Every bottle he judged a low fill (which was about 1/4 of them) he would make some snide comment and go open the bottle over a sink expecting it to gush. He was immediately overly negative from that point on with each entry he treated as such. It was a shame as some of those beers were very good and it made for an uncomfortable spectacle and long judging session.
HopShot says that 1ml in 5 gallons for 60 minutes = 10 IBU. 50ml for 90 minutes starts to sound like a crazy amount of bitterness.
$41? That's incredibly expensive. At those kind of prices the shop better offer a lot more than just a local place to buy grain. Otherwise they are going to find a lot of customers buy one or two batches there and then go online.For a double IPA? Doesn't seem that unreasonable, but you really can't say that unless you know exactly what was purchased.
When are you going to start into wedding beer production mode? I think we're going to hit it hard after NHC is over. We're too busy brewing beer for Club Night to brew for wedding production.
That's somewhat tricky. Live in texas, wedding in Northern California. The plan is to brew the weekend of her bridal shower and fittings. I am buying ingredients for 10 gallon batches and allowing the buddy(ies) that let me brew on their gear and ferment it for me to keep 5 per batch.
Most of the beers would benefit from a few months in the keg, but the IPA for sure needs dry hopping the week before, maybe keg hop a few days out.
I might propose a club brew day and try to get all the beers done at one time. I think most people would be happy with five gallons for equipment rental.
Have not decided on quantity. There will be unlimited wine at the reception, so it is hard to judge how much beer we will need. Friends went though about 5 kegs with wine and 170 people, we have 120 so I think four will be enough. Running out would be awful.
It just might be that since they were looking for it they convinced themselves that they found it.
Brewing test batch 1 of wedding saison right now
7.5% malted wheat
5% Caramunich III
1oz sterling at 0
.75oz sterling at 15
~1oz sterling at 60 (depends on the ibu contribution from the 15 minute addition)
Darkest saison I've made.
I once was told the best thermometer to buy was a thermoworks for $100 i ended up buying a different model from thermoworks that takes 2 secs more to read for $30....
Using that train of thought, is a $30.00 thermometer that much better than a $10.00 Lab thermometer? I learned a long time ago that the cheapest route to satisfaction with one's gear is to purchase what one wants the first time, even if it means having to save for a significant amount of time.
Examinees can outperform the proctors on exams and are rewarded for their efforts when they do.