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Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« on: August 12, 2015, 08:15:24 pm »
Took the test on 6-6-15 and got results back on 8-11-15.  Now that was pretty darn fast - I expected to hear results much later this year.  And I did better than expected - 81, so that was nice.  Now I need to get judging.
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 08:57:12 pm »
Congratulations!

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 11:36:20 pm »
Congrats!  Well done!
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 07:58:14 am »
Took the test on 6-6-15 and got results back on 8-11-15.  Now that was pretty darn fast - I expected to hear results much later this year.  And I did better than expected - 81, so that was nice.  Now I need to get judging.
That's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to.  Congrats!  Hopefully you've already _been_ judging.  There is no better way to improve your judging skills than by judging.

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 08:55:45 am »
That's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to.

How about just a "Thanks graders, ADs, and EDs!"?  ::)



OP- great score. Congrats! Do you think you'll take the written at some point?
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 12:10:56 pm »
That's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to.

How about just a "Thanks graders, ADs, and EDs!"?  ::)



OP- great score. Congrats! Do you think you'll take the written at some point?

I agree on the thanks to the proctors, graders, AD's, ED's and my class and presenter for their efforts (most of whom I have already thanked directly!

I hadn't given the written a thought before, but now it looks like there is no reason not to give it a try.  At least 3 others in the group scored an 82, so maybe all will give it a try.  I assume there is room for more judges at higher ranks, right?
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 02:07:20 pm »
I assume there is room for more judges at higher ranks, right?

Do it. Do it! DO IT!  ;D

But seriously, there is plenty of room here - especially if you're wanting to help out!  ;)
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 02:41:36 pm »
Go for it-  The more, the merrier

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 03:16:55 pm »
That's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to.

How about just a "Thanks graders, ADs, and EDs!"?  ::)
Because what I mean is 'that's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to'.  Not sure what exactly is eyeroll worthy about that.

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 03:23:40 pm »


That's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to.

How about just a "Thanks graders, ADs, and EDs!"?  ::)
Because what I mean is 'that's really the target all the grading teams should aspire to'.  Not sure what exactly is eyeroll worthy about that.

As a grader, it becomes quite old to hear time and time again that graders need to do "x" or "y". It is a very thankless job, all the while listening to the peanut gallery about how and when it should be done. Meanwhile, I chugged away at another exam on my lunch hour... hence the eye roll.
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 05:06:14 am »
I took the test with ynotbrusum and agree with his comments. It was thrilling to see the results earlier this week, especially since we were not expecting to hear anything until at least Halloween!

Thank you to the graders and to everyone involved in the bjcp exam program - it is an excellent way to learn more about beer than I ever expected. Now we just need to convince or inductor to put on a class for the written exam!

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 07:41:28 am »
I will be looking for my 6/20/15 results now!
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 12:18:59 pm »
As a grader, it becomes quite old to hear time and time again that graders need to do "x" or "y". It is a very thankless job, all the while listening to the peanut gallery about how and when it should be done. Meanwhile, I chugged away at another exam on my lunch hour... hence the eye roll.
Still doesn't make sense to me.  I aspire to be a grader as soon as feasible.  I also aspire to eventually be a master judge.  When I eventually do become a grader, yes, I will aspire to keep that same standard.  I already do plenty of thankless jobs, including the double upgrade I've been running today (both our SAN platform and CRM platform) without a lunch hour.  I'm still not going to roll my eyes at you.

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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 12:33:54 pm »
I'm still not going to roll my eyes at you.

It wasn't meant "at" you. It was a general feeling at the comments made towards graders, that's all.
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Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 03:47:32 pm »
I graded my first exam in 2004, you kids were still wearing diapers so play nice. ;)

On a more serious note, I once had a full legacy type exam which took me 6 months to grade. It was a really large set from OZ and so all the units were funky in the recipe question and with it being a large set finding a chunk of time to sit down and do it all was difficult. At that time the lead grader duties took about 5 hours per examinee. I'm not proud that it took so long, but I do understand what it takes and can also understand when life happens.

Back to the OP - congrats on the score...now get to judging. ;)
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