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Old 04-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Mankato, MN
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Well, it was time for my first batch of all grain. A very hoppy IPA. Everything was going as planed and the boil was finished. I decided to haul the 5 gallons or so inside where I had everything sanitized.

I was using a keggle to boil. I tripped when hauling it, splashed near boiling wort on my right arm and right side of my face and eye. I immediately ran to the garden hose and hosed my self down to stop the burn. I tried to look out my eye and everything was blurry. I drove my self up to the ER. I should be ok once the few layers of my cornea grow back. My arm is all red, no blisters yet and should heal up.

Why do I tell you of my stupidity? To make sure it does not happen to someone else. I kept thinking how stupid I was to do something like that and thought of a few things that I will never do again or do different next time.

#1. Ware safety glasses. I use them at work all the time and use them around the house as sun glasses, just this time I had them on top of my head.

#2. Move everything to the boil pot, not the boil pot to everything else.

#3. If I have to move the boil pot, I will use a lid.

The worst part is I dropped the keggle in my panic and lost all the beer.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
Feb 2010
Marquette MI
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Ouch! Glad you'll be OK.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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I feel your pain!

And I only live 40 miles away from you.

"The only thing wrong with doing nothing is you never know when you're finished"

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Old 04-25-2010, 12:35 AM   #4
Nov 2008
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How is the wort? J/K!
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:22 AM   #5
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Damn brother. Sorry to hear that.
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