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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-13-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By joshualoomis
you could purge a keg with CO2 prior to filling...

you could purge a keg with CO2 prior to filling or after. i think purging the headspace after filling is crucial. i have seen differing opinions on whether or not it is important to purge before...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-13-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By joshualoomis
just a quick thought for the sake of information...

just a quick thought for the sake of information and process:

the primary reason to purge kegs of oxygen is because fermentation should be complete and the yeast should have attenuated the beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,747
Posted By joshualoomis
imperial red ale (4) 12.30.13 ipa (5) ...

imperial red ale (4)
12.30.13

ipa (5)
12.1.13

amber ale (5.5)
11.17.13

dipa: dogs of war (5)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By joshualoomis
when i purchased a new valve seat it fit quite...

when i purchased a new valve seat it fit quite snugly at first. i think it stretches out over time, especially if you take it off every time you clean the beer gun (which i do). i think a backup is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By joshualoomis
i have used my beergun many times over the past...

i have used my beergun many times over the past year and a half that i've had it.

if i set the gas to over 5psi i can hear it whooshing into the bottle. i also sanitize my bottles with starsan...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-13-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,926
Posted By joshualoomis
You mean Michigan Brewing, right? Milwaukee...

You mean Michigan Brewing, right?

Milwaukee Brewing Company is alive and flourishing, and has one freaking-amazing brewery tour.

Congrats on the new brewpub.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,326
Posted By joshualoomis
russian river. but, since i can only get...

russian river.

but, since i can only get it while on vacation, my vote would be sierra nevada. pale ale, torpedo, celebration, ruthless, hoptimum, bigfoot, tumbler... what a lineup.

and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By joshualoomis
centennial. yum.

centennial. yum.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By joshualoomis
be careful, under-filling bottles will lead to...

be careful, under-filling bottles will lead to over-carbonation. this is well documented in brewing literature and happened to me on an early batch years ago: a half-filled bomber foamed for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 762,549
Posted By joshualoomis
at one of my favorite craft beer bars i ordered a...

at one of my favorite craft beer bars i ordered a sierra nevada northern hemisphere wet-hopped ale. i commented that it was delicious. the barmaid then tells me (in a bit of a snooty way):

"yeah,...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-24-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,013
Posted By joshualoomis
i'm guessing when you say "I'm no carpenter...

i'm guessing when you say "I'm no carpenter either" you mean by trade or occupation. because you, sir, are a carpenter.

awesome workmanship. cheers.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,013
Posted By joshualoomis
sierra nevada celebration ale 2005. the...

sierra nevada celebration ale 2005.

the first IPA i ever had and my first craft beer. it was at a tiny restaurant on milwaukee's east side. i was having dinner with a beautiful blonde girl,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-18-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By joshualoomis
whether you are using hop bags or simply tossing...

whether you are using hop bags or simply tossing them straight in, typically the hops are left in for the entire chilling process. this is primarily the aroma and flavor addition and will add no...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 09-23-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By joshualoomis
hey guys, i'm participating and bringing a keg of...

hey guys, i'm participating and bringing a keg of imperial red ale. i'll probably also bring a few bottles of my double brown ale and west coast ipa, also entered into the competition.

what a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By joshualoomis
1.012 is a near-perfect FG for an IPA. does...

1.012 is a near-perfect FG for an IPA.

does your recipe call for a FG of 1.017 or is this what a brewing software program such as beer smith calculated?

honestly, 1.012 is a terrific FG. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By joshualoomis
looks perfect. NB's slobber kit should be about...

looks perfect. NB's slobber kit should be about 1.052.

as long as your sample is at room temperature, from what i can see, it looks like 1.052 or 1.053. many hydrometers also have scales on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-14-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,756
Posted By joshualoomis
most DME also contains some crystal malt and even...

most DME also contains some crystal malt and even some carapils. it is my belief that this is the major difference when people swear DME is better than corn sugar. it is what is being left behind...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By joshualoomis
cherry and ipa would be a conflicting set of...

cherry and ipa would be a conflicting set of tastes, i believe. many hop varieties (especially those frequently used in ipas) lend a citrus, piney, or floral character to a beer and i could see this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,664
Posted By joshualoomis
46,612 + 6 gallons flattering glass amber ale =...

46,612 + 6 gallons flattering glass amber ale
= 46,618
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,664
Posted By joshualoomis
yes we do.

yes we do.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,664
Posted By joshualoomis
and five gallons of with mirth imperial red ale...

and five gallons of with mirth imperial red ale and five gallons of simcoe ipa.

39993 + 5 + 5 = 40003 gallons

forty thousand gallons, do i win?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By joshualoomis
yeast starters are good

yeast starters are a sure way to make better beer. :rockin:
it took me a year to realize this. yours looks like a very active yeast starter. trying to make a liter starter in a liter flask is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,664
Posted By joshualoomis
five gallons of west coast ipa 35155 + 5 ...

five gallons of west coast ipa

35155 + 5

= 35160
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By joshualoomis
looks mighty tasty. are you going to make a...

looks mighty tasty.

are you going to make a yeast starter? very important for such a high gravity brew.

IMHO, i would sub in a little victory malt for the wheat. personally i'm not a fan of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,664
Posted By joshualoomis
+5 dipa +5 robust christmas porter = 33730

+5 dipa
+5 robust christmas porter

= 33730
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