…I’m going to put that last topic on the back burner while I reassess how I want to proceed with it. That post was originally going to look at the claims of a type of household cleaning product we have in our home, but the microbiology data came back confusing and difficult to explain. I’ll look at redesigning the test and try to get it posted before next year.
I’ve had a heck of a year in this new position. Developing, installing, and maintaining QC databases, learning VBA and writing macros to manipulate QC and sensory data, making and shipping training standards for our far-flung taste panelists, preparing to move closer to corporate headquarters, managing product specifications, participating in the ASBC Technical Subcommittee on Sensory, and putting out the various fires that come up in our quality labs.
Anyway, the real reason I’m resurrecting this zombie blog today is to mention that I’ll be heading to Chicago next week to attend the American Society of Brewing Chemists and Master Brewers Association of America annual meetings / Brewing Summit. I’ve been asked to present some information during one of the workshops, so that will be pretty exciting. As of yesterday, there were about 900 people registered for the event in total. I’ve been to Chicago once before to attend a Siebel class, and it was a relatively nice place. I like where I live better, but it was nice.
I’ll probably be taking many notes and posting up some of the more interesting things I find, so check back a few times over the next couple weeks and hopefully there will be some new content for you to enjoy!
Now, back to work. Taste panel is in 45 minutes and I’ve got more data wrangling tools to put in place!