Originally Posted by Revvy
Yeah it's been an interesting journey.
I really enjoyed brainstorming with you back then about trying to brew in your unique situation. I've often wondered what became of you.
Were you worried that I brewed up a batch of something too strong and fell overboard??
No, I've just been busy. Since joining HBT I've finished Physician Assistant school, worked my a$$ off in said new career, got married, had a kid, bought a house and completely renovated it (we found newspapers from 1944 under the carpet).
The new kid is actually being raised in our tiny house (at 900sqft it's 3 times the size of our boat though!). Unfortunately the town I moved to doesn't have protected marinas like Seattle does, and after 2 winters of "living in a washing machine on spin cycle" we bought a small fixer-upper 10 blocks from the boat. I lived aboard for 10 years, nearly to the day, I expect to be back living aboard.
We're still out on the boat a lot and we even took the little one sailing at 3 weeks old.
He will end up being raised on the boat though as we're planning our trip to circumnavigate Australia via the South Pacific. Estimated time of departure: 5-6 years.
While it probably doesn't sound like it, life has actually been slowing down a little. I'm only working one job for example and not working 7x14hr shifts in a row anymore. That means I can spend a little more time on this hobby.
Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. I went an entire year without enjoying the holy waters that you have blessed me with the ability to create....
Expect to hear from me in the next few months suffering through some really average beers as I fine tune the Coopers kits + DME recipes, all the while avoiding the fresh ingredients at the LHBS that is within walking distance....
Very happy to hear that your journey has been interesting and that you're still journeying. I'm also happy to hear that they chose, or helped you choose the pig valve. A metal valve would require a lifetime commitment to blood thinning medication (Coumadin) and that doesn't go well with enjoying homebrew.