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Offline dean

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No Pants Brewing
« on: December 24, 2009, 09:52:23 AM »
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

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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 10:33:18 AM »
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.

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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 11:00:24 AM »
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.

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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 11:08:36 AM »
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.
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2009, 09:24:24 AM »
Do I really even need to answer this one?  ;D
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2009, 11:47:04 AM »
Never.

But I'd like to try it sometime.  ;D
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 02:23:11 PM »
Do it man! It will change your life!!
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 02:28:12 PM »
How about a kilt  :-\
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 03:28:22 PM »
Plan your brew and then brew your plan man ;D
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 03:36:16 PM »
I brew the way I cook. Never the same recipe the same way twice.
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 11:02:09 PM »
I brew the way I cook. Never the same recipe the same way twice.

and that my friend...is No Pants Brewing.  ;)
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009, 09:53:08 AM »
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.

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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 10:19:59 AM »
I need to have repeatability so except for a few brews I plan and follow my plan.



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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 03:27:55 PM »
i usually plan upfront, but invariably, i change stuff at the zero hour.
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Re: No Pants Brewing
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 03:48:58 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. 
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