Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Spontaneous hop combustion!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,915
Liked 122 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default Spontaneous hop combustion!

On Saturday I was brewing a saison and as I had my hops sitting in a stainless mixing bowl. Well the bowl must have been a parabolic reflector because in minutes if being in the sun the leaf hops burst into flames. I wasn't smoking a cigar at the time, and any sources of flame were a good distance away. Then I realized that it had to be the bowl and I stuck it into the shade, shortly after blowing out the flaming hops, of course.

So has this ever happened to anyone else?

__________________

Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

smokinghole is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,520
Liked 120 Times on 109 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

wow.. never heard of this

__________________

Taps:
1: Pilsen Ale (Pilsner made with US05)
2: Roasted ESB (mistake by the LHBS in recipe)
3: Skeeter Pee
4: Hoegarden Saison
Fermenting: English Mild

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
Pommy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 727
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Never heard of that! Wonder how it will effect the beer..

__________________
Pommy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
Yesfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yesfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 759
Liked 56 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokinghole View Post
On Saturday I was brewing a saison and as I had my hops sitting in a stainless mixing bowl. Well the bowl must have been a parabolic reflector because in minutes if being in the sun the leaf hops burst into flames. I wasn't smoking a cigar at the time, and any sources of flame were a good distance away. Then I realized that it had to be the bowl and I stuck it into the shade, shortly after blowing out the flaming hops, of course.

So has this ever happened to anyone else?


Did it look like your avatar?


On a serious note, were you still able to use the hops? If you did, would the burned portions affect the beer's taste?
__________________
Yesfan is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:16 AM   #5
Mongrel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sisters, Oregon
Posts: 1,630
Liked 176 Times on 122 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

It can be a lot worse
__________________
Mongrel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
wSelwyn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Detroit-Area, MI
Posts: 394
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Ummm... wow. I hope you didn't spill your beer when you went to go put out the flames!

__________________

-
“Terrorists, Sam. They’ve taken over my stomach. They’re demanding beer.” — Norm Peterson, Cheers

wSelwyn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #7
mthhurley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 44
Default

Opted for a smoked saison after that I presume?

__________________
mthhurley is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,915
Liked 122 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I just pulled out the burn and charred cones and went on with my day. I was, luckily mind you, staring at the bowl when the flames ignited.

__________________

Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

smokinghole is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #9
bad67z
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad67z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,888
Liked 108 Times on 76 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Your experience reminds me of a cigarette lighter we bought from Radio Shack for my grandmother in the 1970'S. Glad to hear everything came out ok.

__________________
bad67z is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
philber
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
philber's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: stamford, ct
Posts: 274
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokinghole View Post
I was, luckily mind you, staring at the bowl when the flames ignited.
Have you considered the possibility that you have super powers?
__________________
Soundview Brewhouse: 20 gal YTD
Next to Brew!: Nut Brown, ESB

Fermenting: Golden Ale, APA
Kegged: Kolsh, Coal Porter, Sweet Stout, Seltzer Water

History: Irish Red, Brown Ale, Czech Plsner, Boddingtons, Saizon Dupont, American Amber, Hefe 2-Row, Cream Ale, SWMBO Slayer, BMC, Midwest Porter Kit, Irish Stout, Coal Porter, Miller Lite, Nut Brown Ale, IPA
philber is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS