BVC - Growing list of Northern Brewers
chuck.ctr.graves at mmacmail.jccbi.gov
Tue Nov 16 12:56:00 PST 1999
Pug, he sounds like a recruiting volunteer. 8^)
Good start on the list. I'd also recommend a general brewing class
(overview) to start things off--followed by your others:
- Basic Wines & Meads
(you might split this into two classes)
* Fruit Wines
- Basic Beers
Generally, stick to topic areas that can be covered in 60-90 minutes.
Some of your other suggestions tend to get absorbed in the other
classes like redactions, materials, sources, history, and regional
evolution. Also, it can be hard to stretch those to a full hour--and
the class size will tend to be much smaller.
You mentioned the class size was dwindling lately. Don't be
concerned. It's a function of made it that day and what you were
scheduled against. The best opportunity for us is to get our classes
in a linear progression throughout the day--and not compete.
Some of the other topics would be great for a brewing roundtable at
the end of the day:
- Documentation for SCA competition.
[Anybody adverse to creating a listing of suggested sources?
Digby probably heads it.]
- Judging SCA BCV competitions criteria, etc.
[documenting your deviations from period methods, etc.]
and you could add:
* Our judging standards vs. other kingdoms/guilds
* Mead: to cook or not to cook?
* Vintners and Mazers: Artists or Chemists?
Of course, that should probably be roundtable/tasting.
Just some thoughts,
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