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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By mykayel
If you are near down town, try 75th street...

If you are near down town, try 75th street brewery for a local microbrew. And for barbeque, try Aurthor Bryants, Oklahoma Joes, or Jack Stack. If you are out by the legends, try Yardhouse (100 or...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-15-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,405
Posted By mykayel
That's a good point... at my wedding, they...

That's a good point... at my wedding, they wouldn't serve any kegs like I also wanted, but they didn't have any problem with me giving them away as favors as they weren't being consumed there. But...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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Posted By mykayel
My wife did them and she says that they were from...

My wife did them and she says that they were from http://www.labelsbythesheet.com/ and they were the water resistant type.

One thing that I would do differently is for the glasses, I would do a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-12-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By mykayel
Well after doing more reading, I'll probably end...

Well after doing more reading, I'll probably end up doing a HERMs system which would solve the probable of two elements and avoid any scorching issues that RIMS systems seem to often have. That and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-07-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By mykayel
HLT and RIMS Questions

I'm doing my research on building an electric system and contorl pannel. When I do my build I probably won't do the RIMS right away just do to cost of it. But my question is, with a RIMS system, I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By mykayel
Its really the cost of the wire that is the...

Its really the cost of the wire that is the issue. 10-3 wire is about $100 for a 50' length and I'm probably going to need just a little more than that. Yeah, the cost of copper has really gone up....
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-28-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By mykayel
How Much Electric

I will eventually go to all electric brewing... but that will be a future project. But for the mean time I am finishing my basement and part of which I am setting aside part of the storage area for...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-02-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,405
Posted By mykayel
We got a ton of compliments on them... and I will...

We got a ton of compliments on them... and I will give my mother-in-law credit she did think that it turned out looking good after the fact, she just wasn't fond of the idea from the get go... but I...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-30-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,405
Posted By mykayel
Wedding Brew

I normally don't bottle (kegs and on tap) and hence normally don't lable, but we did a wedding brew and glasses for favors (even though my mother-in-law thought the idea was tacky). I thought they...
Forum: General Techniques 07-18-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By mykayel
They make "glass beads"...

They make "glass beads" http://www.labdepotinc.com/c-72-glass-beads.php that you can put in the bottom of your flask; they provide an "initiation" point for the liquid to boil. One of the problems...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-25-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,790
Posted By mykayel
Goldings, Mt. Hood, Sterling, Cascade,...

Goldings, Mt. Hood, Sterling, Cascade, Hallertau... I also planted a Fuggels but it hasn't come back yet this year, all the others are going strong still planted in their 5 gallon buckets. I need to...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-21-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,790
Posted By mykayel
I'm in the KC area also, and last year was my...

I'm in the KC area also, and last year was my second year for hops and they would have done great, but I had to dig them up and put them in buckets in the middle of July to bring them to my new...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-31-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By mykayel
I just did the same thing... (except I put the...

I just did the same thing... (except I put the hops in as an excluded item so they were leagally mine). As I wouldn't have a place ready to plant them at my new house, I dug up as much as possible...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By mykayel
Lagering

I've made an Ocktoberfest about 3 months ago, I actually sampled it for the first time tonight and its pretty good. OG = 1.050 and FG =1.008. As this is my first lagger, what really is the point of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-13-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By mykayel
Depending on what the temp of your tap water is,...

Depending on what the temp of your tap water is, I would think it would get your wort cooler than that in a quicker time. My 12 gallon batches I get down to 75F in around 10 minutes. I'm using a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-13-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,196
Posted By mykayel
Where you stirring while you were chilling? The...

Where you stirring while you were chilling? The more contact the liquid has with your chiller, the better it will work. That's one problem I see with your design vs. a normal coil is that you can...
Forum: General Techniques 04-22-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By mykayel
You want all the oxygen you can get at the...

You want all the oxygen you can get at the begining. You only worry about oxidation after fermentation is complete. If you pitch with the proper amount of yeast, you still want to airate (or use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By mykayel
These are for your boil pots... everything will...

These are for your boil pots... everything will be steralized by the end the boil. Technically speaking, your mash tun and hot liquor tank do not need to be sanatized as the next step is the boil...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 50,310
Posted By mykayel
No, you would have to modify it, propane uses a...

No, you would have to modify it, propane uses a much higher gas presure than natural gas.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 50,310
Posted By mykayel
They make 10 tip burners: Low Pressure Burner...

They make 10 tip burners: Low Pressure Burner 58,000 BTUs Natural Gas | MoreBeer (http://morebeer.com/view_product/17248//Low_Pressure_Burner_58000_BTUs_Natural_Gas) but it cost $40 more than the 23...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 50,310
Posted By mykayel
Yes you can do exactly as you describe. If there...

Yes you can do exactly as you describe. If there is another place closer to where you will be brewing, I would "T" as close as possible so that you have the shortest path. You can close the valve...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By mykayel
If I ever get a conical I'll be doing just that. ...

If I ever get a conical I'll be doing just that. I already use an aquarium pump to pump the cooled wort out of my brew kettle into my fermenter buckets, so it wouldn't be a big deal to just pump...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,425
Posted By mykayel
You say that you can only get one of the 10 tips...

You say that you can only get one of the 10 tips to light, are you lighting them with your pilot light or are you trying to light them individually with a lighter (or match)?

I don't know if this...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By mykayel
Definately do a mash tun cooler conversion, and a...

Definately do a mash tun cooler conversion, and a keggle just cut the top off a keg you find on craigs list (no need to drill it and put a valve in, just use it as a big pot), if not buy a turkey...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By mykayel
Just get the 15.5 gallon keg, I've done 5 gallon...

Just get the 15.5 gallon keg, I've done 5 gallon batches in them (and have still had boil-overs) and 11 gallon batches. You can't have to big of a kettle, it jsut gives you more head room.
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