After 14.5 years of pretty much continuous homebrewing, I took a break starting in the summer of 2019. Ironically, we bought a house a few months later, and I now have the brew space I always dreamed of.
Anyway, I recently purchased ingredients for the first time in 18 months and have a Saison planned as soon as my hand feels ready (I broke it last month).
I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy brewing again or not, but I'm looking forward to giving it a shot. I sold my fancy RIMS system (I never really liked brewing on it), so I'm back to simple hochkurz mashing in an insulated, stainless tun. Fortunately, I kept the kegerator and fermentation freezer.
Looks like Wyeast changed their packaging from a manufactured date to a best by date. That confused me for a bit...