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Old 07-20-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Rushed during brew day more stressful than relaxing

Anyone ever felt rushed during brew day causing you to make a mistake forget a addition Mia. Step or anything else to cause the relaxing hobby to become a stressful near disaster? Today for me it was from SWMBO. Today was marked for brewing but when it came down to it she was all over me " how much longer". I ended up being a tad lax on my sanitizer use and not getting to cool my wort down as much as I'd like because we just HAD to go to target... Why she can't go to target by herself I dunno but I just shut up and hurried. Anyways once I was done I said ok bane let's go to the store.... Then I get this answer " oh I am really into this show I'll just go tomorrow"....
Love my wife. I'm just kidding I really do but geez
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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I suggest earplugs as vital gear for future brewdays.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #4
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"Why don't you brew in the morning?"
"Brew Day always gets in the way of Family Time."
"We have to schedule this around Brew Day? Of course!"
"This is starting to conflict with our life."
Okay, if you would rather brew than be with your daughter."

I brew once every 3-4 weeks, averaging about a 4 hour brew day. During that time I am usually in the house (1 hour mash, popping out to throw hops in the boil, etc.) Am I neglecting my family? Sheesh!
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:47 AM   #5
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Hmmmm. Ya I feel your pain. You need to let her know that when your brewing its going to take a long time and she needs to respect that. I had similar issues in the early days. Now my wife knows better. Now that I'm a more organized and confident in my brewing skills, I can still do other things around the house while I'm brewing but leaving the boil is not one of them. I have no problem leaving to do the grocery shopping during cool down and such but brew day is my day end of story and as long as i get other things done she leaves me alone. Last mon i made a patch of ipa and cleaned the gutters, then went grocery shopping during cool down. One thing that helps is i start my brew day around 6/7am this way i have time to do what i want and what she wants.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
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I hear ya same with me. It's raining here do I brewed in my garage so I would go inside during mash and only had three hop additions and one was at 60 and one was at 10 and 5. She was just chillin inside. We watched crappy tv but I just felt like I was being rushed. I also hear this a lot " you have brewing stuff everywhere it's in every room of the house" " do you need to save every bottle of beer you have" um yes!.
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That's why I brew when my wife is out with her friends!
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Yea planned to brew early but I promised I'd go with her to the farmers market so then I'd brew. She doesn't mind me brewing we compromise on time.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:07 AM   #10
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I can't brew to a schedule. Every time I do, I mess sones going up and it takes an extra 60 - 90 minutes.
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