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Old 07-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #21
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always a good reminder to others to be careful with this hobby. Stuff happens the second you aren't paying attention.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #22
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I was pouring from the carboy into a bucket. It was full and I set the bucket on the ground. I started pouring and the carboy slipped from my grip. It hit the ground, busted, and I thought I was ok. I looked down once and didn't see blood. Then looked down again and blood was streaming.

I ran inside, grabbed a rag, and hollered for my wife to get my wallet and phone and take me to the ER. I was holding the rag on my leg trying to stop the bleeding and saw blood still dripping. I thought it was really bad at first. Hollere at her to hurry up or call 911. Went outside to leave (after she wrangled our 3 boxers to the kennel) and my neighbor was outside. He's a ER nurse so I asked him to take a look. He pointed out my hand was cut so that made me feel better. He took a few minutes to clean me up and wrap everything in gauze. Then we headed to the ER. He called ahead to speed up my process.

ER was easy. Checked vitals and made sure I wasn't bleeding badly. Then I ha to get a tetanus update and an antibiotic shot. Finally the nurse took care of the cuts. Lidocaine, clean, stitch. Not much to it.

All in all it's not so bad. I'll heal an chicks dig scars. All I can say about glass carboys is be careful. I should have been smarter. It crossed my mind that I should have been siphoning instead of pouring from the carboy. That would have prevented this 100%. I'm not taking the risk anymore, though. I've got 4 more glass carboys that I'll sell locally and replace them with better bottles. Just a decision I've made to prevent this ever happening again. Good news is that I feel a lot more comfortable with handling the plastic bottles and keeping them clean and sanitary. I saw the cleaning video a few days back where the guy used a rag inside the bottle and swirled it around to clean it and it worked well.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:15 AM   #23
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Stop, drop and roll is for being on fire, not breaking glass jugs.

Seriously, that sucks, get better by the time those BB's get there.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:19 AM   #24
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So did they give you the look, and a AA flyer when you told them you were making beer?

Glad you are OK, it could have been worse.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:22 AM   #25
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We'll need a separate thread to discuss a good name for the beer. Maybe....Shrapnel Suds ? Blood sweat and beers.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #26
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Were you able to save any of the beer?

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #27
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No, the ER staff didn't look at me like a crazy or a drunk. The nurse who stitched me up said her brother is a homebrewer in Lake Charles, LA.

And there wasn't beer in the jug so no big loss. I'm thinking my first better bottle brew will be Salvation Ale or something. I've got time to think about it.

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Call it "Funny beer", so when people ask you "why do you call it funny beer", you can say "that $hit left me in stitches"

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Or mummy beer cuz it left you all bandaged up.

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Wow. I am glad it was not worse.

I have used glass for some time and just grabbed a couple used Better Bottles from BrownDog. I try not to carry the glass unless I am using the Brewhauler or my cart.

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