Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Your worst brewing related injury
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
BeerPressure
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dunkirk, NY
Posts: 837
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Your worst brewing related injury

I've burnt my fingers on hot kettle handles before but this one takes the cake.

Borrowed a friend's counterflow chiller rig for a 10 gallon batch. There are two valves, one to backflush and the other to engage the water to cool. Asked another friend which valve to open and I opened the wrong one. Near boiling wort and hops right into my face.

First degree burns to my face and a doctor's visit.

What is your worst injury?

__________________
BeerPressure is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,236
Liked 86 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

mine wasn't nearly that bad, but it was also a burn. large brew gathering. i was in the back of the garage (1st person to get rolling). i finished in record time and the garage was like a hive full of worker bees and 5 or so kettles going. I needed to chill my wort, which meant dragging a hose past EVERYBODY'S feet.

So, trying to be "safer", I picked up my kettle and tried to carry it outside. It started swinging and touched my right calf. I jerked it back the other way in pain, and REALLY burned my left calf.

This was about 2 days after I did it. It turned very maroon in color and cracked like hard baked clay.

still have a scar.

stupid.jpg  
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
kccvxd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 25
Default

Dropping a 6.5 gallon carboy full of water, in the kitchen, without shoes on. Many many scrapes and puncture wounds. The kitchen looked like a shark attack with all the blood and water.

That one deserved a Dr. visit as well.

__________________
kccvxd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
Coldies
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 570
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Besides the kettle burns, the hangover in the morning from brewing late at night.

__________________
Coldies is offline
Bpts_finest13 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 09:03 PM   #5
Shackled
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kennesaw, Ga, Georgia
Posts: 135
Default

Decapitated a bottle while capping it and the top inch or so of the bottle fell pointy side into my palm and left a nice puncture wound. Thankfully didn't need stitches as the bone stopped it from doing too much damage.

__________________

"Do you ever feel like your life is being controlled by a 3 year old with an etchasketch?"

-Brian-

Shackled is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 229 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Minor burns from touching the kettle or stove. Minor cuts.

It's a lot harder to injure yourself using a lot of plastic buckets and corneys as fermenters.

__________________
ReverseApacheMaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 09:24 PM   #7
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,539
Liked 111 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

At the last SEWAGE brewday Short Drive asked me to help lift his keggle onto a table. Dumbass that I am I grabbed it at the bottom. This was right after flameout. It is kinda freaky hearing your own fingers sizzle............

__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #8
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,659
Liked 4751 Times on 4381 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

My wallet has suffered several severe concusions. The last one put it in a coma for years ago and now my wife is threatening to pull it off life support.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
Houblon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hot & sticky Fla.USA
Posts: 706
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default



5 stitches, 2 xrays = $4800 bill to health ins.
Yes it almost went thur my hand ,bottle bursted while capping.
__________________
MyPics
Houblon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #10
electric_beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 447
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Houblon View Post


5 stitches, 2 xrays = $4800 bill to health ins.
Yes it almost went thur my hand ,bottle bursted while capping.
HOLY HELL THAT LOOKS BAD.

I got a 6 inch burn on my forearm lifting the lid off boiling wort that was in too big of a pot causing immediate steam burns. Hurt like a b*tch.
__________________
electric_beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worst brew-related incident so far. SWMBO almost kicked me out. DavidSteel General Beer Discussion 32 03-13-2010 07:09 PM
Well... first brewing related injury...(not serious) lady_brewer General Beer Discussion 3 02-07-2010 10:51 PM
Worst day of brewing...EVER uechikid General Beer Discussion 3 11-29-2009 03:30 PM
Worst Brewing Injury digdan General Beer Discussion 27 04-15-2009 02:40 AM
Wonderful non-brewing related brew day AZ_IPA General Beer Discussion 1 09-14-2008 02:44 AM