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Old 01-24-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default I learned a valuable lesson today.....

....if you drop a spoon into your boiling wort, don't go after it with bare hands. D'OH!!!

Actually, the real lesson may be: don't home brew with >2 beers in you (if you're a lightweight like me).

So today I learned how NOT to brew, and how TO brew while soaking a hand in cold water!!

It's only a matter of time before I'm a braumeister!!

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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I too learned something today.
If you run out of one step-sanitizer don't use bleach in its place.
Inhaling bleach fumes all day will do bad things to you.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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I burned my hand on my first batch because I wanted to rinse the carboy with a little boiled water. That was stupid for many reasons. The glass could have cracked (but did not), though I ended up buring my hand and dropping stuff. After that I switched to no rinse sanitizer.

Thinking in terms of extremes, I wonder if anybody has ever fallen into a vat in a commercial brewery? Haha - literally 'dead guy' ale. I'm sure dead rat ale happens all the time.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Thinking in terms of extremes, I wonder if anybody has ever fallen into a vat in a commercial brewery? Haha - literally 'dead guy' ale. I'm sure dead rat ale happens all the time.
With the sanitizing practices in place in breweries I highly doubt that a rat gets near the opening of the brew kettle. But then again you never know. I do know that most breweries have a cat or two around just to keep the mice out of the grain sacks.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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Sounds like you made it out ok, so now on to naming the brew. What style was it? We can help with names.

2nd degree saison
skin graft stout
burning flesh brown ale
lost skin lager

J/k, but don't reach into boiling anything with a body part.

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Old 01-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #6
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Sounds like you made it out ok, so now on to naming the brew. What style was it? We can help with names.

2nd degree saison
skin graft stout
burning flesh brown ale
lost skin lager

J/k, but don't reach into boiling anything with a body part.
It's a red ale kit from Northern Brewer. How about "Red Handed Ale"?

I'm really lucky. Icing it seems to have completely done the trick. I'm still pretty shocked I'd do something so stupid. Oh well. Maybe worse has been done???
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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2 beers and u were sticking ur hand in a pot of boiling wort? Can I borrow your body for a week?

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Oh well. Maybe worse has been done???
I can top that. When i was 16 and working at Mickey D's a girl dropped a Chicken Nugget in to the vat and went after it with her hand. She had horrible burns past her wrist and didn't show up to work for over a month. Luckily for her she didn't do anything permanent, but it was a little more than a close call. Also, you can't say she was young and stupid because she was closer to 30.
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Even if you were 16 you'd have to be completely idiotic to reach into
a deep fryer.

"Shucks that don't look too hot!"

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....if you drop a spoon into your boiling wort, don't go after it with bare hands. D'OH!!!
You and my wife must have gone to the same school o'brewing!! While she and I were brewing a batch, we had the wort boiling on one burner on the stove, but then moved it to another burner... Not 5 minutes after the pot was moved to the other burner, she grabbed the grate that sits over the burners, in an attempt to "adjust it" because it was sitting crooked on the cooktop!! Needless to say, she let out a squeal, and rushed to the sink for cold water!! I couldn't help but laugh at her for her moment of stupidity...

Glad your hand was okay though... boiling wort - ouch!
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