So yesterday the plan was to brew up 10 delicious gallons of EdWort's HPA. I was going to start heating my strike water around 10 am.
Instead, I overslept and didn't even start getting my gear together until after noon!
In addition to the regular activities of brewing, I had to keg a batch of my copper ale to keg, rack 10 gallons of Cheese's VCCA to secondary, clean out those carboys for the incoming HPA, not to mention melting the 5 gallon slug of ice that had collected in my kettle outside (doh!) and making an unplanned trip for another LP bottle during strike heating.
On top of that, I decided to move my operation inside with the exception of the banjo burner, so I was shuttling between 8 and 13 gallons of hot liquid back and forth from the garage in a 25g pot! Fortunately, I have a dolly that I could wheel it around on, so moving it back and forth was pretty easy. Reconfiguring my brewing setup for my kitchen, however, was not! Hoses to and from the pump and chiller went every which way, and there were coolers and tools and kegs and buckets everywhere!
So instead of just brewing, I was:
Setting up a new system for chilling/pumping indoors
Cleaning, kegging and racking
Making a godawful mess with a (in retrospect) laughable number of spills, splashes, and drops!
I think Red was getting tired of me yelling at myself.
In the end, all the beer ended up safely where it was supposed to go, but I'll never tackle all that at once again. Brew day will be brew day, and that's all!