Originally Posted by Travestian
I usually start my brew days around 9 am which is a bit early to drink in my opinion. So I usually wait until after the boil starts. I get my lunch and drink a cold one.
That is how my day started out at 8am
28 degrees in northern Vermont but the sun shines into the garage so it was bearable.
Too early for a beer and too damn cold!!
Coffee was the beverage of the first half of the brew day.
Had a "necessary" (SWMBO quote) diversion for horse riding.
Came back and during the boil, as I was cleaning up, I realized how smooth it was going and then went back and made notes in BeerSmith.
Took pictures of my setup so that I can replicate it.
Because I was able to split the day, it provided me with an opportunity to REALLY dial in my process.
I am a true believer in fate, and today happened for a reason. I needed to have this kind of day to figure out how I do things best.
The main thing that I dialed in today was cleaning as I go.
I cleaned any items that I could when I had the hot water available and afterwards I had only to scrub the BK and I was done.
Took pics of setup and then went for a stroll in the woods behind the house looking for deer and check out the winter damage to the forest.
It was fate for sure the way that this day played out...
Cheers to you brother and sister brewers!!