Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it is off to school we goCaptains blog entry: Dec 4, 2016. With nervous anticipation, I am travelling to Middlebury, Vermont today, for the residential week of IBS&E course at American Brewer's Guild. This is the final phase of my formal training in professional brewing.
I plan to be back home next weekend with more brewing knowledge and fresh insights. I hope to come back with decisions on the next direction to take my interpretation of beer brewing arts. more
Week 22 of Beer School - End of this phaseHere is this week’s journal of my studies in the distance learning phase at American Brewers Guild for the Intensive Brewing and Engineering (Brewery in Planning) course. This was week # 22 of the course. The next step is to wait until early December when I attend a one-week in person capstone class and workshop in Middlebury, VT.
What I did this week:
1. Downloaded the study material for the week, which covers beer styles.
2. Invested about 6.5 hours studying - I don't have much studying at this point.
3. Attended a Scotch Whisky education class (and still tasted peat two days later).
What ... more
Beer School Journal - Week ending 11/6/2016Here is this week’s journal of my studies at American Brewers Guild for the Intensive Brewing and Engineering (Brewery in Planning) course. This was week # 21 of the course.
What I did this week:
1. Downloaded the study material for the week.
2. Found out that there is no additional reading for this week, which covers brewery design and safety.
3. Invested about 1 hour studying - I don't have much studying at this point, because I put in so many hours in the past few months. There is no urgency to finish my "punch list" back log of study material that I want to review.
What I have planned ... more
Master Brewer Philosophy: The future isn't what it used to be.Now that I am nearing the end of my training at American Brewer's Guild Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering Course, I realize that my future isn't what is used to be.
Nine months ago, I was an avid homebrewer, with an insatiable thirst for brewing information.
Now, I am a trained professional brewer. So, what has changed, and why should you care?
As a homebrewer, my focus was on brewing the best beer I can - without worrying about commercial concerns, such as consistency or scale. I brew 5 gallons at home and don't care if I get 4.5 or 5.75 gallons at the end of the process. I don't wo... more
Resource for Toastmasters and Professionals who present to peers - How to Give A Better SpeechDo 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... more