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Old 08-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default How have you injured yourself brewing?

Not sure if there is one of these threads already, but I figured it's best to share our mistakes so that others don't suffer similarly. So I'll start while it's fresh.

Was standing on my radiator cover to adjust my brand new temperature controller. Stepped off of it back down to the floor directly onto several bottles that my HWMO had knocked over unbeknownst to me. Predictable results and lots of blood ensued. Don't think I'm gonna need stitches, but watching it closely to see. Moral of the story is obvious; don't stand on bottles.

UPDATE: No stitches, but some DermaBond. Yay for super-glued toes.

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:51 AM   #2
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The most recent stupid thing I did was to shoot myself with hot wort when I thought the mash return had stuck.

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Mostly just small burns when transferring mash or sparge water from the kettle to the mash tun. Flip flops, while comfortable, aren't always the best choice when brewing.

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Burned my arm with boiling hot wort

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Good god...you might want to invest in the Blichmann brewing gloves after that injury.

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My liver perhaps... ?

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I've only had minor burns and things.

One time, I lifted up the lid of my MLT as I was filling it with 190 degree water. Of course, it shot directly at my chest. I immediately took off my wet clothes and ran cold water over the burn, but I do have a small scar on my left boob from this.

I've burned my arms on hot kettles and things, but no real injuries to report!

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I immediately took off my wet clothes and ran cold water over the burn, but I do have a small scar on my left boob from this.
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If I was a dog I would have learned by now, but my only injuries have been minor and always result from forgetting that there isn't a bucket to catch the water I'm draining from the kettle during the last sparge in order to clear the kettle for the wort boil. So I always end up draining a few ounces of hot sparge water on my feet before my dumb-a$$ moves out of the way.

I seem to have the same issue with the chiller outlet hose for some reason as well. That one really stings.

Again, if I was a dog I would have learned by now.

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Barehanded grabbing the handles of BK after a full 60-90 minute boil to get it off the burner for cooling. Almost every freaking time I brew. I now keep an old set of ski gloves handy yet still forget.

Oh, and grabbing my IC by the copper after it has been boiling in wort and before turining on the hose. Holy sweet beer gods that crap is hot. I really am surprised I am not missing a finger/have huge scars on my hands with how often I injure them.

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