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Brewing School - Study week of 8/28/2016

Here is this week’s journal of my study activity for the IBS&E course at American Brewers Guild. This was week # 11 of class and I am halfway through the course.

What I did this week:
1. Downloaded the study material and weekly quizzes. This included engineering lectures and a fascinating presentation by Nick Funnell from BSG regarding fermentation technology. I specifically appreciated the information regarding the Yorkshire Square System, because Samuel Smith is one of my all time favorite brands.
2. Invested about 15.5 hours studying.
3. Brewed the South Windsor 2016 Wet Hop Harvest Ale.
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2016 South Windsor Hop Harvest

2016 South Windsor Hop Harvest
The 2016 South Windsor Hop Harvest took place yesterday, unannounced. It is a bumper crop thanks to the green thumbs of generations of expert growers at Merry Hill farm. Have you ever seen a more perfect hop cone? more

American Brewer's Guild IBS&E Study Week Ending 8/21/2016

American Brewer's Guild IBS&E Study Week Ending 8/21/2016
Here is this week’s journal of my study activity for the IBS&E course at American Brewers Guild. This was week # 10 of class. This was an exam week, and very stressful because there is so much information to learn, relate to, and recall.

What I did this week:
1. Downloaded the exam, and then realized that the exam was available a few days earlier than the normal study material. Each week's study material is available on Monday, but the exams are available on Friday. I did not realize this until I logged in Monday. I could have started working on the exam three days earlier.
2. Completed t
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Brewing School Study Week Ending Aug 14, 2016

Here is this week’s journal of my study activity for the IBS&E course at American Brewers Guild. This was week # 9 of class. This week was more hot and humid weather in South Windsor, CT, which is hard for homebrewers who rely on cold ground water to chill down the wort after boiling. (aka "How can I convince my wife that we need a two-phase heat exchanger installed in the kitchen?")

What I did this week:
1. Studied engineering calculations calculations relevant to boiling and whirlpooling.
This week’s lectures are presented by Dan Del Grande, Chief Hoperations Officer at Bison Brewing. This
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You know that you have the brains to pass the PMP® exam, but just can't get your energy up for it. Just thinking about spending a day reading the PMBOK® puts you to sleep. 

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Resource for Toastmasters and Professionals who present to peers - How to Give A Better Speech

Resource for Toastmasters and Professionals who present to peers - How to Give A Better Speech
Do you wish that you could overcome your fear of public speaking? Don't you wish you could give better speeches? I wanted to overcome my fear of public speaking and I joined Toastmasters in 2004. After two frustrating years, I realized that the people in my club did not have much more experience than I did. That's when I went on a mission to learn what really makes speakers give better speeches.

After years of study, I am making this information available to everyone who wants to give a better speech. This 65 minute audio CD helps presenters and speakers to make speeches at the office, at chu
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