Awesome. I'll see you there. I'll be the guy with a beer in my hand
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Two that were on the list that I would like to do someday.
Go to the GABF.
Go to Yakima at the time of the harvest.
I trust Alton Brown for any recipe I have never made before. He has never steered me wrong.
I am going to rebrew the beers that got passed on to the second round, taste them against the original beer and send the one that tastes better.
Are you saying that you can submit a beer from a different batch in the second round after you've read the comments?
Well, it's May 4th and first round results are not yet posted. Looks like Chicago is still processing. (whatever that means)
At least shipping to comps might be a bit cheaper.
I hope they do find a way to save the post office. I really can't imagine this country without it's postal system.
I've heard that Sierra Nevada changed their bottles from screw off caps to pry off caps just so theycould switch to O2 absorbing caps. Those guys know their sh*t.
I thought it was a new plastic that had 1/20th of the O2 getting in over time. There was a little said about it in the 2009 keynote at the NHC, and a graph. You can download it here, it is a little big.
I got the base recipe from "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman. This is a handy volume on just about everything. I don't agree with everything in the book but it is useful. Then there's google for extra tips.
First (directed at an earlier post T made), I will not allow anyone to even waste my time signing up for the taste exam unless they have passed the entrance exam.
So, why would I take the entrance exam if I don't know if there's going to be an available tasting exam? I only see two tasting exams scheduled in my state in the next 18 months. Both only seat 12 people, and are already filled.
Are they going to expand the size of these now that it's tasting-only, instead of essays as well? Otherwise, it doesn't seem like there's an advantage to having the online exam.
I agree with Narvin. I don't see a reason to bother taking the entrance exam if the results will expire before you can get into a tasting exam. At the very least, your results should carry until the BJCP can provide the next level of testing, even if that's 18 months+ out.