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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2012, 05:24:14 AM »
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There ARE higher regions in Belgium. But, the only Trappist brewer to utilize brett is Orval, and they would certainly not be considered to be in the lower regions. So, one possible correct answer is that none of the Trappist breweries in the lower regions use any form of Brett. Another possibility, and one that I don't know for sure, is that the variety of Brett used by Orval is not Bruxellensis.

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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 05:32:46 AM »
Grading on a scale...gotta love it.   I got a 17 on a Physics exam in college and that was a passing grade.  One kid got a 100%...bastard.  If it wasn't for him, my 17 probably would have been an A.  ;D
That was me in Calculus 2-the professor's high school senior son got the 100%.  I wonder how that happened?
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 05:37:05 AM »
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Even if you get a D you pass and you're done with that class."

Geez!  Where I went to undergrad, D was "Do it again".....you needed a c- to pass.  In graduate school, you needed a B.

I thought I was an underachiever....turns out I just went to the wrong schools.
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 01:19:15 PM »
At my college you needed a 2.0 to get your degree.  If your GPA went below 2.0 for two consecutive terms you were placed on double secret probation   8)   A third term with a GPA <2.0 and you were expelled.

You could pass a course with a D, but it was not a good idea to make a habit of it.

To get an Engineering degree you needed a 2.8 GPA
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012, 06:22:57 PM »

Thanks BJCP for lowering your standards just enough to let me slide by to continue my unbroken streak of mediocracy!


Passing the BJCP qualifier exam with no study at all hardly counts as "mediocrity". It's a tough exam and the fact that you scraped by still counts.

It's like the doctor joke,

"What do you call the guy who graduated last in his class in med school?"

Doctor.

While you need to get a slot in tasting exam soon, I wouldn't be in a rush to take the tasting exam. If possible, find a BJCP training class in your area, or find an experienced BJCP judge to mentor you on troubleshooting, styles and the mysteries of filling out a good scoresheet.

Just one month of prep, with no prior training or study, is setting you up for a potentially failing score on the tasting exam, when you're obviously smart and experienced enough that you could get an 80+.

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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2012, 07:50:23 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement.  It is not my plan to hurry to take the next test.  In fact, from the looks,  it would seem I might be lucky to find a local exam slot before my year expires...the January 2013 one is full..my first choice.
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2012, 08:58:14 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement.  It is not my plan to hurry to take the next test.  In fact, from the looks,  it would seem I might be lucky to find a local exam slot before my year expires...the January 2013 one is full..my first choice.
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2012, 10:09:25 AM »
Thanks Fred.  What is your availibility for your exams 6 to 12 months out?  If I have to travel, might as well visit friends and family.
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2012, 03:06:38 PM »
The only opening I have in the next year if Thursday eve May 31st
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2012, 07:07:39 PM »
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It's like the doctor joke,

"What do you call the guy who graduated last in his class in med school?"

Doctor.

Or in my case.. Don ;D

the other half of that joke is the last guy to graduate from law school is called waiter. (my apologies to the attorneys in the crowd)
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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2012, 07:53:27 PM »
A good friend just received her Doctor of Pharmacy from U.H. Hilo yesterday.

(She was not last in her class)

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Re: Newest BJCP Provisional Judge with all time lowest score!
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 07:59:32 PM »
the other half of that joke is the last guy to graduate from law school is called waiter. (my apologies to the attorneys in the crowd)

The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

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