- Mar 20, 2013
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- Palos Verdes Estates
Ditto. It's all the interruptions while brewing. Son: "Dad, can you take me surfing?" Me: "I can drop you off once I start to mash, and can pick you up 1 to 1/2 hours later. But, if you miss that window, I can't get you until after the boil, chill and transfer to the fermenter." Son: "What?"I hate gathering up my stuff to brew, I have a piece here and a piece there and where did I put that other piece again? It was just in my hand..., and I seem to lose stuff right as I need it.
My world is peaceful, daughter minding her business, wife doing her thing, dog sleeping, UNTIL I START TO BREW then it is chaos. Daughter wants to help (she is 3), wife wants me to do something or I am in her way, dog becomes my best friend. I have even waited for them all to leave just for them to come right back in mid mash or boil get my help with something. Needless to say I have never had a brew day go right, and I am used to it, I love it all...
I also find waiting on the beer to condition to be the hardest.
-edit- the best, nice sunny day when I start then it rains...
Given the amount of waiting around brewing entails, my wife and kids can't understand why I can't do errands or drop them off/pick them up in the middle of brewing. I have to explain to them that I don't want to leave a propane burner burnning without being there and that alot of brewing is a matter of timing.
The other thing I don't like about brewing is waiting to see what my recipe actually tastes like........ 6 weeks + after brewing it. By then, I've forgotten what I made.