« on: January 20, 2014, 05:17:06 PM »
Use glycol instead of water and get your chest freezer down to around 20 degrees
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Fingers are still a bit sore from writing. The 90 minute time limit on the exam is definiantly the hardest part of the exam. I didn't get 'stumped' by the questions. It was just a "OMG I don't have time to answer" scenario. I realize it can be answered in that time limit.. Perhaps I just write slow or I wasn't rehearsed enough in writing out my answers. I don't recall sitting there not writting very much. It was pretty much non-stop writing for 90 minutes.
I'm having a sink with a hot/cold valve installed in my garage this Sunday. It's next to crazy to brew without a water source nearby.
Congrats on your score Steve.
I remember the "old club" used to have a meeting at Hop Union a couple times a year. Ralph used to get a kick out of turning us loose in the packaged hops cooler. Then we'd go upstairs and smoke cigars, drink some brew, and BS for hours. Last summer at brew school brought back a lot of memories at we toured that area and the "rec room".
Perhaps a pub crawl could be arranged for Thursday evening after the Toast/Reception. I know the idea was floated for Philly last year.
Jim, Pretty sure there is a yearly BJCP exam in Yakima. I almost got into that one in 2012, but didn't have time, and hadn't finished my BJCP class. But certainly keep drinking good beer, and fill out a ton of Scoresheets. If you can find someone, see if they can take a glance at your sheets, and give you some feedback.
Well, that exam is only for people enrolled on his class.
I've sent an email to the Richland guy. If that falls through I am giving up. I'll take it as an indication that they already have plenty of judges.
How did you do on the tasting? Tell us how it was done...
I'm studying the guide with a goal of taking the online exam next month. Hoping to get into the judging exam in Portland Or in May
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.
I will say that the more NHC's you go to the more you want to go to NHC. I've been to over a dozen and will try not to miss one no matter where it is.
Pro night last year reminded me of GABF with the incredibly loud venue and long lines for the "special" beers and breweries. I didn't stay long.