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Title: No Pants Brewing
Post by: dean on December 24, 2009, 04:52:23 PM
How many people on here brew no pants or fly by the seat of your pants?  I try not to but I also like to change things up and sometimes right in the middle of brewing, and sometimes my best beers come from not conforming with the status quo.   :D
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: ndcube on December 24, 2009, 05:33:18 PM
I try to have everytihng worked out before hand.  About the craziest thing I do is let the mash sit off a degree or two or add the hops 1 minute to early.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: makemehoppy on December 24, 2009, 06:00:24 PM
I try to plan and follow the plan as much as possible. Worse thing ever is to create a great beer and have no idea how to replicate it.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: BrewArk on December 24, 2009, 06:08:36 PM
For me it was the other way around.  It was  when I tasted one that I just threw together and said "YUK, I should never do that again!" and didn't realize what "that" was.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: weazletoe on December 25, 2009, 04:24:24 PM
Do I really even need to answer this one?  ;D
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: bluesman on December 25, 2009, 06:47:04 PM
Never.

But I'd like to try it sometime.  ;D
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: weazletoe on December 25, 2009, 09:23:11 PM
Do it man! It will change your life!!
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: bluesman on December 25, 2009, 09:28:12 PM
How about a kilt  :-\
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: bo_gator on December 25, 2009, 10:28:22 PM
Plan your brew and then brew your plan man ;D
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: tubercle on December 25, 2009, 10:36:16 PM
I brew the way I cook. Never the same recipe the same way twice.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: bluesman on December 26, 2009, 06:02:09 AM
I brew the way I cook. Never the same recipe the same way twice.

and that my friend...is No Pants Brewing.  ;)
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: slimsparty on December 28, 2009, 04:53:08 PM
I have winged it to some extent, but most everything is pretty well laid out with beersmith.  So much so that as close to pants free as I've gotten is where I overdo the brewhouse libations.

I know I don't get into real tight measurements on hops and such. 

That said, I just got a refractometer and am really excited to work on efficiency.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: uthristy on December 28, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
I need to have repeatability so except for a few brews I plan and follow my plan.


Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: deepsouth on December 28, 2009, 10:27:55 PM
i usually plan upfront, but invariably, i change stuff at the zero hour.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: corkybstewart on December 28, 2009, 10:48:58 PM
i usually plan upfront, but invariably, i change stuff at the zero hour.
I work all my recipes out on Promash before I brew, but once I start brewing there are always substitutions, mostly with hops.  That's why I keep the recipe I planned and a logbook with the recipe I actually brewed. 
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: tomsawyer on January 01, 2010, 07:07:23 PM
I brew the way I cook. Never the same recipe the same way twice.

+1 to that.  I don't worry that I might not be able to exactly replicate a great beer because there are so many great beers out there.

One other thing that allows me to brew no pants, is making small batches.  Since I brew at least weekly, if a batch comes out really rank (not often but it happens) then I don't worry about dumping it.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: tygo on January 01, 2010, 08:01:08 PM
My brewing is more infrequent.  Whenever the opportunity presents itself.  I'm brewing twice in three days this weekend but it might be another month before I find a brew day again.  So I try to plan my brews out in as much detail as possible and stick to the plan as much as I can.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: dean on January 02, 2010, 01:44:08 AM
I tend to brew infrequently and I've found that even the commercial brewreis have difficulty brewing beers to taste the exaoct same.  I really love Founders brewing but even their beers have some variaitoion.... I'm brinking their beer now.  (and its killer bere but still I can tell differanace from sixer to sixreor).   :D

Anyway, what was ther question?   :D  I try to brew wihat I like, but sometimesw I seem to try to berw what othter people want and sometimees it works ana sometuimes it dont'.  I love making beer.   ;D

I need a recipe to make notn alcoholeoc or low alcohgolic beer for a family member.  Sruprise, suprises eh?!   :D  Amnyway, sericously if anybody has one I"d appreciate there recippe. 
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: Dbbrewing on January 03, 2010, 05:08:31 AM
I plan my brew day and print out my recipe from beersmith and stick to it and keep notes if I don't hit a temp or something else changes.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: bigfatjoey on January 03, 2010, 05:30:47 AM
I usually have my pans on while brewing...
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 03, 2010, 10:17:23 PM
I usually have my pans on while brewing...

Me too.
Once boiling wort splashed at me (about 1/2 quart).
I was way happy to wear paints.
I got lucky and I did not get burned.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: brewmasternpb on January 06, 2010, 02:22:05 AM
 ;D  That's funny, I've been calling my homebrewery the "No Pants" Brewery for 8+ years!  I thought someone named a thread after me  ;)
In response though, I want to take part in anything brewing related in that between-brewing-session duldrum, and that's when I plan the next session.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: blatz on January 06, 2010, 03:14:25 AM
I can't. I'm half german and quarter bohemian, my father is an engineer, my grandfather was an engineer, my great grandfather was an engineer - it just isn't in my nature to not be exact and precise. I did a group/club brew with a spontaneous brewer once and it drove me insane.
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: redbeerman on January 06, 2010, 05:30:46 PM
I can't. I'm half german and quarter bohemian, my father is an engineer, my grandfather was an engineer, my great grandfather was an engineer - it just isn't in my nature to not be exact and precise. I did a group/club brew with a spontaneous brewer once and it drove me insane.

I'm Swiss, German, and Danish,  I plan and usually try to stick to it, unless there was an inventory mistake and I have to change hops or something or if I'm an ounce or two off of base malts, but I don't worry about much about it.  I drive bluesman crazy when we brew together, because he really does get down to the details and I don't care as much. ;D  I used to be that way, but I got older, and less concerned. 8)
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: dean on January 06, 2010, 05:48:42 PM
Well, I'm German and Irish, or Irish and German... depends which one dominates the day I brew I guess.   ???   :D   I like it when I don't over-think it and just do it for the most part though.  I let the German in me do the tasting and complaining, the Irish in me prefers to enjoy.   ;D
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: beersk on January 06, 2010, 07:05:52 PM
I thought "no pants" brewing referred to drinking heavily while you brewed?  Hence the cliche that when people get drunk they start removing clothing...
Title: Re: No Pants Brewing
Post by: Beertracker on January 08, 2010, 07:24:00 PM
How about flying by the seat of your pants brewing? Frightenly, I know some pilots who really do that.  :D