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Old 09-26-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Well after many years of brewing I finally suffered my first casualty... I turned on the water to my immersion chiller like I've done so many times, but this time there was an odd event. The water coming out of the chiller shot out violently for just a second, almost like it was sneezing. The force of the water caused the hose to turn around 180 degrees and shoot my foot w/212 degree water! This is the result after about 20 minutes... I've never had this happen before, and I'll sure as HELL never be in a position for this to happen again. I'm just glad it was me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Ouch...That sucks. Reason why I turn on my water very slowly to get all the air out and hold the exit side with gloves.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
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ouch!!!!!! Please be careful that don't get infected. Wow, I feel for ya man.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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That looks painful. Hope it heals quickly.

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Well after many years of brewing I finally suffered my first casualty...
One time I had placed the IC into the boil for the last 15 minutes to sanitize. The water in hose and outlet hose were attached. Wasn't paying attention and smelled something burning. The outlet hose had dropped to close to the flame and was on fire. Now I tie it to the top of the keggle for that last 15 minutes.

Reason: Deleted my first sentence under the quote, sounded like lecturing. Didn't mean to come across that way. Hope all heals well.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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Holy cow. That is nasty.

Hope you heal up fast.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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I'm sorry that happened to you, I wish you a speedy recovery.

But thank you for posting about this, so I can make sure it doesn't happen to me.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:07 AM   #7
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Small flesh wound.
It'll heal up.
Man Up! You're making BEER. How cool is that!
Sorry, Mr. Beer is talking.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #8
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Do you know how to soothe a nasty burn?


Pour sweet cream on it.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:42 AM   #9
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And that's the reason I wear work boots when I brew! Ouch, I hope you heal up good.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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Hope you heal up fast. Another remedy for soothing is to immediately grab out the plain yellow mustard, slather it on and wrap with gauze. It will minimize the blistering, take out the pain from the burn and promote healing. Sounds weird but it works like a charm.
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