I just need to wire up my variable speed control and clean up the basement. Then I will be good to brew! Looking to make something hoppy the weekend of the 20th.
BJCP Written TestWell, I took the test a few weeks ago and I don't expect to receive a good score once I get the grades back. We all know that feeling from our days back in school when we were ill-prepared for a test. I knew my preparation for the exam was nowhere near where it needed to be - and the test confirmed that. It is unfortunate because the test itself really wasn't difficult. [If you weren't aware the full list of potential questions is available over at bjcp.org] Some would say the questions were the easier ones from the pool of questions which could be asked on the exam. I just didn't have styles memorized and that is always a big part of the exam because you have to compare and contrast two sets of three different styles.
I am still waiting on the results, but if I get anything above a 70 I will be surprised. I need a 75 to get the necessary score to move up to "National" - I also need 9 more experience points so regardless it will definitely be a little while until I achieve a higher rank.
Shegogue Brew around the WebI was featured in another article over on HomeBrewTalk where I give some suggestions on how you can Speed Up your Brew Day. Additionally, the folks that run HBT have entered into the homebrew business and I have penned some tutorials over on their new website: http://www.homebrewsupply.com/learn be sure to check them out, especially if live around San Marcos, TX.
I also have been trying to post up more Homebrew Wednesday videos. If you enjoy watching me talk to the camera, sample beers, and make a general fool of myself then you NEED to subscribe to the YouTube channel - you won't be disappointed.