So, you guys may or may not know that I don't brew at home. I come up to my job, a former brewpub, now just a pub, and brew in the back alley. Well, I used to always come in the back garage door, since that's the easiest way to get all my equipment to the spot, but about two months ago we started using an alarm system, and I had to come in the side door so I could disarm the alarm.
I'd done that a couple of brew sessions, and it was no big deal, since I'd just park real quick, come in the door, punch in my code, and then go back around to the back like normal. Well, a couple weeks ago our alarm stopped working. It said something was open, because the sensors weren't lining up. So we stopped using it. So the last time I came up, I just went around back like always, and brewed my big double batch.
So TODAY, I come around back and get my whole thing going. I've got all my equipment set up, my water almost to temp, my drink, and I'm almost ready to toss in the steeping grains. So I come inside and go back to the office to get the thermometer we keep in there, and as I'm fumbling for my keys...
***WAO WAO WAO WAO WAO WAO WAO!!!***
Holy sh!t! The motion sensor went off right by the office door. Startled me out of my mind. Luckily, I got it together and ran right over to the control panel, and disarmed it. Apparently the damn thing is working okay again! So the security company called, and I gave them my code, and told them what happened, and all is well, by good god, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
In fact, while I was typing this, the police just came in and asked me what was up. I explained what had happened again, and he said that our alarm permit had expired, and we needed to get it paid up again. Pretty damn ironic. Okay, back to brewing!