Originally Posted by Crossczek
I used to know a guy named Beergeek from Caledonia that made pretty good cider.
In reading more about the BJCP, it includes ciders and meads too?
How often might the classes be and on which night, that is, would it be practical for a guy from the East side of the state to sign up?
Thanks in advance for your help...again.
Ciders, perrys and meads are all a part of the BJCP. They probably wouldn't get a whole lot of attention in the training, since they are about 1/25th of the styles involved.
However, if you get BJCP certified, and come on over and judge at the GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition) you can judge/learn with some of the best cider judges around! How have your ciders been lately? I had two ciders (three meads and 5 beers) in the Michigan Beer Cup last weekend. DOn't know how they did yet - the awards ceremony is on the 21st (of Aug).
We need to gage interest before we can form the final details - When classes start, how long they go, which night, etc.