Germany, day 4

Day 4: Wednesday, April 27 07:30: Bus to Bamburg 10:00: Tour Weyermann Malting 12:30: Tour Schlenkerla Brewery 14:00: Lunch at Schlenkerla 15:00: Bus to Freising Bamburg. One day was not enough. Life highlight: being in the cellars of Schlenkerla where the brewmaster, the great-great-grandson* of the founder, poured beer for us out of the tanks. A truly remarkable day. *I may be missing a -great or two.

Days 55 to 59

The week ran away without me again, what can I say. It wasn’t helped by being sick on Thursday and then having to get an emergency root canal on Friday. Yay. Day 55 Ingredients class, and the dreaded mid-term. Other than the fact that I think I passed, I have no idea how I did. I did well on the multiple choice (I <3 multiple choice!) and short answer questions (I think), but there was a bit of a curveball in one section with hop analysis that could go either way. I could look it up to check, but am …

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Catching up – Days 27 to 35

This was the week that taught me two very valuable lessons: 1) I was being exceeding optimistic when I thought I could juggle school, relationships and 4 part time jobs; and 2) (related) I am nowhere near as good at multi-tasking as I think I am. Too much paying work to do assignments properly, and what free time remains is spent on schoolwork rather than on spending time with Keith or friends. I was beginning to resent work and school, and that is a slippery slope.  I’ve decided to not work Saturdays anymore, and am rethinking my plan to work …

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Day 3 and an unofficial field trip

Friday was another light day as the Sensory Evaluation class was cancelled, leaving us with only Intro to Brewing for the day. Jon Downing teaches this class, and spent the time going over some basics of history and the process. Most of this had been covered in the Prud’homme courses I had taken, but a refresher is never a bad thing. He then went over some of the safety hazards that could be found in brewery and gave us a tour of the teaching brewery building.  We all scattered at the end of class, and headed off to our weekends. …

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