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Old 02-20-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default First burn..LESSON TO ALL

A lesson to all: It's winter, so I decided to stove top brew. I haven't brewed in my kitchen in over a year. Anyways I had a sweet boil over and I panicked, I grabbed the pot to move it, and some nice 212°F wort ran over my left hand. In that split second I was ready to have my wife call 911.

I don't have any redness or blisters and I consider myself unbelievably lucky. Two of my fingers hurt like hell, but I'll live.

I did hit an all time high efficiency though at 74%.

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Old 02-20-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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With pain comes progress I suppose.

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Good to hear you're in 1 piece. Best advice I can (medically) give if it still hurts: find a small tub (i.e. Rubbermaid) & immerse the burn in cool water for 5-10 minutes at a time.



A few brews won't hurt either.

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Oil and butter should never be used to treat burns. Aloe is a far better choice. The sources are too numerous to cite, but a simple Google search should confirm the info here.

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Old 02-20-2010, 10:02 PM   #5
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Astrolube would be my choice.

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Old 02-20-2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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Don't worry about it pal. An assistant manager once accidentally hit my arm with a hot pizza pan who just came out of the Pizza Hut oven on my arm for 3-4 seconds before my assistant-manager realized this and pulled it out. I had a black burn on my skin for about a month or so, but time heal it all.

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Old 02-20-2010, 10:23 PM   #7
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Sorry about the pain your feeling right now. I suppose the result will be that you'll probably not do that AGAIN. Just to let you know that "if" you don't feel any pain right now you have already scalded the outer layer of skin and eventually it will blister. But who knows, it might be okay for now. Use some aloe products and try some of the products that are good for sunburn they usually have aloe in them. Take some Ibuprophen also to help with the inflammation. Drink plenty of water too. Of course homebrew works to dull the pain, depends on the style.

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Old 02-20-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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I'm glad its not a bad burn.

I had the spigot pop off my MLT 3 times during my first AG mash. I thought holding back 158F wort back with my had sucked.

I'll second aloe, especially if you can find some raw aloe.

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Good luck w/ the healing, brings back memories, I haven't seen a good stove top boilover since 85'. Lesson learned!

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Best thing to do if you have a boil over and don't have anything else at hand is to blow on it. The foam will collapse right down.

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