When you're three year old son wakes you at 5:50 on a weekend morning – after you've worked until 1 am the night before – and he REFUSES to go back to sleep ... you might as well start brewing.
If you can't beat 'em, teach 'em how to brew.
Don't all the serious brew masters start early in the morning?
It's Memorial Day and I'm FINALLY getting around to brewing my pale ale. What took so long, you ask? The usual, unfortunately: work, kids, life, sleep, or the above-mentioned lack thereof. But now it's happening. And truth be told, I don't mind the early start. My mash-in should be around 8 am and I've got some barbecue-ing to do this afternoon.