I assembled gifts, made the fudge, and wrapped presents all night long, taking the chance to also watch two of my favorite Christmas classics - A Chrismas Story (which cracks me up every time) and It's a Wonderful Life (yes, I get misty at the end every time... sue me). The sun came up, and I was still prepping. My final task was to divide the gifts into piles for each member of the family before heading to bed (my kids like to sleep in, even on Christmas Day). When all was said and done, my head hit the pillow at about 7:20 AM.
The youngest woke me up at ten till nine; my wife was already up and making biscuits and blueberry muffins for Christmas breakfast. We woke the other two little boys up (the two big kids were already awake and anxiously waiting), grabbed the camera and camcorder, and the huge gift opening spree began.
My list this year was comprised almost exclusively of homebrewing gear; my hope was to be able to move to all grain. I have to say that my awesome wife really hit it out of the park. I received every single "gotta have" item from my list, a "fun" item or two, plus a couple of surprises. Please allow me to brag on the gifts that were piled upon me.
- First off, a brand new 44 quart
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that all sounds great, what a wonderful wife and family you have! I would skip the Son of fermentation chiller if I were you though. I considered that myself but ended up getting a 6 ft chest freezer on Craigslist for $75. I plug it into a Johnson temp control unit and can fit several fermenters at once.
posted by BeerBDrew on 12/29/2012 at 09:07:58 PM
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