My brewday was interesting, but went pretty smoothly as brewdays go. I brewed an IIPA with an insane amount of hops. The figures I based the recipe on were mainly WAG's, since I really had no clue how much wort I was going to lose to hops at each stage of the process. It was also my first time batch sparging using my system, and my first time using a MacGyvered hopback made from pantyhose ziptied to both my runoff and siphon tubing.
Everything worked out pretty well. My best-guess calculations were shooting for 1.075 post-boil gravity, and I hit 1.072, which is close enough for me. I left some wiggle-room for my sugar addition, so I can still hit my target OG without going over 10% cane sugar. I ended up netting 2.2 gallons of wort, which is a little lower than I hoped, but still in the ballpark. My brew kettle had about about 1 & 1/2 quarts of thick pea-soupy hop sludge when all was said & done. It was actually pretty awesome.
The best part was when I was heating my sparge water with a couple ounces of whole cone Citra and Amarillo. My kitchen smelled unbelievable. Better smell than any potpurri/candle/air freshener you could ever imagine.