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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2015, 05:11:21 AM »
Agreed-  I'm really glad you didn't throw in the towel.  Judging seems very easy from the outside looking in, but as you have proven, its more than just drinking a bunch of free beer.

Get signed up to judge now.  It's competition season!

Also, the NHC 1st round is coming soon, too.  That's a great place to get more experience.  The judge directors will pair new judges with experienced ones, provided you let them know you are in your first few months, so make sure you tell them.  There are plenty of highly experienced guys around at the big events, so chances are good you'll get to judge with one or two of them.

I started judging back when I received my BJCP ID, which is why I was able to bypass the Recognized rank after getting out of Apprentice jail.  I also had the opportunity to judge the final round last year as a "Rank Pending" judge.  I was paired with a very good National judge.  I am currently signed up to judge couple of local competitions.  I may sign up to judge the 1st round; however, I currently have a scheduling conflict that needs to be resolved.


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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2015, 05:18:10 AM »
Judging seems very easy from the outside looking in, but as you have proven, its more than just drinking a bunch of free beer.

lol I just wrote an article for HBT, and that was one of my opening comments. #shamelessselfpromotion

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/drink-like-a-beer-judge.html

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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2015, 07:26:15 PM »
Good article, Toby
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2015, 11:15:47 PM »
Just got my score. I'm pretty sure those back of the sheet pages were the main problem.

Bu tI got an 80% so I'll take that. I got Master level in Scoring accuracy, National level in perceptive accuracy and certified everywhere else. I'm pretty sure some of that certified is because I put advice for improvement on the back of the page. maybe I'll take it again later this year.


Only the front side is scanned and photocopied. It's part of the instructions:
http://www.bjcp.org/forms/Exam_Cover_Sheet.pdf

I have no animosity towards the BJCP about that. It was my own fault 100%. I will continue to give as much feedback as I can when actually judgeing but if I have to retake the tasteing exam I will remember to keep it to the front page only.
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2015, 11:21:12 PM »
Just got my score. I'm pretty sure those back of the sheet pages were the main problem.

Bu tI got an 80% so I'll take that. I got Master level in Scoring accuracy, National level in perceptive accuracy and certified everywhere else. I'm pretty sure some of that certified is because I put advice for improvement on the back of the page. maybe I'll take it again later this year.


Only the front side is scanned and photocopied. It's part of the instructions:
http://www.bjcp.org/forms/Exam_Cover_Sheet.pdf

I have no animosity towards the BJCP about that. It was my own fault 100%. I will continue to give as much feedback as I can when actually judgeing but if I have to retake the tasteing exam I will remember to keep it to the front page only.

An 80 is something to be proud of Mort!
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2015, 11:22:41 PM »
Great job, Jonathan.  I'm sure you'll make a great BJCP.
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2015, 12:02:00 AM »
You got an 80 with the backs not sent to graders! That's impressive!
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2015, 12:36:31 AM »
Just got my score. I'm pretty sure those back of the sheet pages were the main problem.

Bu tI got an 80% so I'll take that. I got Master level in Scoring accuracy, National level in perceptive accuracy and certified everywhere else. I'm pretty sure some of that certified is because I put advice for improvement on the back of the page. maybe I'll take it again later this year.


Only the front side is scanned and photocopied. It's part of the instructions:
http://www.bjcp.org/forms/Exam_Cover_Sheet.pdf

I have no animosity towards the BJCP about that. It was my own fault 100%. I will continue to give as much feedback as I can when actually judgeing but if I have to retake the tasteing exam I will remember to keep it to the front page only.

An 80 is something to be proud of Mort!

yeah I'm pretty happy. burns a little to know I would probably have done better if I read the instructions more closely but lesson learned.
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2015, 12:44:17 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2015, 01:04:43 AM »
I got an 80% so I'll take that.

Congratulations!

All of that worrying for nothing!

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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2015, 03:11:53 AM »
That's awesome! Good job.

I wish I had put a few things on the back... lol

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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2015, 03:19:29 AM »
I have only judged one competition and have no aspirations for that high of a score, but I hear you.  The score of a beer doesn't mean it was going to be to medal either, but it means it was a beer determined to be in that range.... A 43 is still a good score and if another beer won Mini BOS, that's okay.  Likewise, only getting the front part scored means you kicked butt and the system failed a bit by not giving you room on the front to fully express yourself.  Sounds like you will be a GM some time soon!
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2015, 01:39:16 PM »
yeah I'm pretty happy. burns a little to know I would probably have done better if I read the instructions more closely but lesson learned.

Don't feel bad, NOBODY reads the instructions...everybody jumps in. For a short time the examinee was asked to initial each line that they read it, I wish we still had that.

When we gave the essay exam getting the examinees to number the pages correctly was like herding cats, all of a sudden intelligent adults became children with one of those big fat pencils and paper which tore as soon as you touched it with the lead. I'm not quite sure why that was, but eventually I made a template and gave it to every examinee. Several still got it wrong.

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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2015, 01:51:21 PM »
yeah I'm pretty happy. burns a little to know I would probably have done better if I read the instructions more closely but lesson learned.

Don't feel bad, NOBODY reads the instructions...everybody jumps in. For a short time the examinee was asked to initial each line that they read it, I wish we still had that.

When we gave the essay exam getting the examinees to number the pages correctly was like herding cats, all of a sudden intelligent adults became children with one of those big fat pencils and paper which tore as soon as you touched it with the lead. I'm not quite sure why that was, but eventually I made a template and gave it to every examinee. Several still got it wrong.

thanks Mike. I've got some time before I'm eligible for the written exam (I've only got 3.5 points right now) but you can be sure I'll read all the instructions carefully when I do.
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Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2015, 04:01:39 PM »
yeah I'm pretty happy. burns a little to know I would probably have done better if I read the instructions more closely but lesson learned.

Don't feel bad, NOBODY reads the instructions...everybody jumps in. For a short time the examinee was asked to initial each line that they read it, I wish we still had that.

When we gave the essay exam getting the examinees to number the pages correctly was like herding cats, all of a sudden intelligent adults became children with one of those big fat pencils and paper which tore as soon as you touched it with the lead. I'm not quite sure why that was, but eventually I made a template and gave it to every examinee. Several still got it wrong.

thanks Mike. I've got some time before I'm eligible for the written exam (I've only got 3.5 points right now) but you can be sure I'll read all the instructions carefully when I do.
Big thing with the written exam is practicing answering those questions as quickly as possible.  I got my exam, read through it, and thought "Wow I'm going to ace this thing.  I could answer these with my eyes closed."... Well that is true... but answering them in the allotted time proved to be a different thing altogether lol.
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