I've always brewed with my brewster girlfriend around to help but even then I still find that I do the majority of the lifting. Moving into this time of year I know she's going to be less available to help, so I need some tips to save my back.
I brew full boils of wort, as much as 7 gallons, outside on a propane burner. My main problem areas are:
- Transporting a full pot from my kitchen (mashing) area to the burner outside.
- Moving from the burner into my cooling bath after the boil.
- Dumping the finished and cooled wort into primary through my strainer.
How do you 'lighten the load' on brew days? Any suggestions as to how I might lighten those three tasks?