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TBaGZ 11-19-2012 10:32 PM

Turned my back for just a second...
And my starter wort boiled over on to the stove.

I figured I had some time this morning before going to work so I took advantage and stepped up my starter. Well everything was fine until my daughter wanted more to eat for breakfast. You know what they say, a watched pot never boils! Let's just say the wife is less then excited about it. Good thing I have a flat cook top. 😊

45_70sharps 11-19-2012 10:35 PM

Yep, that sure does make a mess!

One that I'm sure everyone on here is familiar with.

Pappers_ 11-19-2012 10:39 PM

But I'm sure its not an issue for your wife because you cleaned it all up ;)

TBaGZ 11-19-2012 10:43 PM

Well I cleaned up the majority of the mess, but I have some scrubbing to do after dinner. Lol

Chrisl77 11-19-2012 10:52 PM

If its a glass top you can use a razor blade to carefully scrap it off.

oakbarn 11-19-2012 10:57 PM

That is one reason I always use a huge stock pot that is very deep. I also never turn the pot on high unless I am standing there. I have burnt up to many unattended pots so I am OCD about it.

Gameface 11-19-2012 11:08 PM

Best to move the pot out of the way and wipe it up right away, imo. If you let it cook on there it gets A LOT harder to clean up.

cluckk 11-19-2012 11:14 PM

I had a boil-over on a turkey fryer burner, with a large kettle that was full of a Russian Imperial Stout--with black strap molasses. The smell was an amazing caramel smell, but what a mess it made. It was in the garage, but who wants over a gallon of malt syrup and molasses ripening on their garage floor. Everything by the kettle was coated--including my shoes. I also boiled over an extract batch on the kitchen stove. didn't think my wife was going to tolerate another batch after that one. "A watched pot never boils, until you look away for just a second."

HopheadNJ 11-19-2012 11:21 PM

At least it was just a boilover... I had a 2L starter in a flask blowout like a firehose! Shot straight up and splattered all over the ceiling in my brand new kitchen. Not good...the only benefit was the fast response and fresh paint allowed for a fairly easy cleanup (all things considered! lol)

schematix 11-20-2012 12:23 AM

FERMCAP and it won't happen again!

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