Good luck Jonathan!! Hope you scored high. I will most likely wait until San Diego to take the tasting exam. It's almost impossible to get into one within a year on taking the online exam around where I live anyway.
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Yay Tom!! Good to see this glad for you. Best of adventures to you. hope you still
have some time for the science side of the equation as well.
Kegged my oud bruin with the WY private release Oud bruin blend. No noticeable fusel alcohol aromas or flavors even fermenting at 80-82F more or less from the get-go. No weird off-flavors derived from the yeast either. Hardly any sourness or acidity noted and a fairly high FG remained (I did mash around 157F with a dextrinous grist) of 1.025. I am not too concerned as I was brewing this one for a blend with another Oud bruin that is a year old and hovering around 1.006 FG (a bit too low for my tastes for this style).
I left the keg at moderate basement temps around 70F and will check on it in a mos or two to see if the acidity has increased and/or the FG has dropped. I am hoping for both. So far, a bit unimpressed by this blend. Definitely not drinkable in 6-8 wks (providing I did not micro-aerate).
A getting stopped with a new didgerido from guitar center in the car is a sure way to get searched, I would think. Unless you are in Washington or ColoradoYes, a didgeridoo that is in plain sight surely constitutes reasonable suspicion to conduct a vehicle search. If the search turns up Frisbee golf discs they don't even have to find the pot to get a conviction.
Enjoy, Jim! I would love a dobro, but I already have many instruments that I don't pay enough attention to.
I know that disease. For some reason, it doesn't stop me from acquiring more.