Turned my back for just a second... - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Turned my back for just a second...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
TBaGZ
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Estero, FL
Posts: 551
Liked 32 Times on 25 Posts



And my starter wort boiled over on to the stove.

I figured I had some time this morning before going to work so I took advantage and stepped up my starter. Well everything was fine until my daughter wanted more to eat for breakfast. You know what they say, a watched pot never boils! Let's just say the wife is less then excited about it. Good thing I have a flat cook top. 😊


__________________
I want to make beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
45_70sharps
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Raymond, Washington
Posts: 1,802
Liked 172 Times on 141 Posts


Yep, that sure does make a mess!

One that I'm sure everyone on here is familiar with.


__________________
Let's see if I keep this updated!

On tap
Black Butte clone

In secondary
Pumpkin ale

In primary
Honey wit

Up next.. Firestone Union Jack clone

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:39 PM   #3

But I'm sure its not an issue for your wife because you cleaned it all up

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
TBaGZ
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Estero, FL
Posts: 551
Liked 32 Times on 25 Posts


Well I cleaned up the majority of the mess, but I have some scrubbing to do after dinner. Lol
__________________
I want to make beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
Chrisl77
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Jackson, New Jersey
Posts: 876
Liked 85 Times on 67 Posts


If its a glass top you can use a razor blade to carefully scrap it off.
__________________
Ocean County home brew club

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #6
oakbarn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
oakbarn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Argyle, Texas
Posts: 811
Liked 59 Times on 47 Posts


That is one reason I always use a huge stock pot that is very deep. I also never turn the pot on high unless I am standing there. I have burnt up to many unattended pots so I am OCD about it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
Gameface
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 1,750
Liked 453 Times on 263 Posts


Best to move the pot out of the way and wipe it up right away, imo. If you let it cook on there it gets A LOT harder to clean up.

iaefebs Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 12:14 AM   #8
cluckk
Recipes 
 
Apr 2005
San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,599
Liked 359 Times on 230 Posts


I had a boil-over on a turkey fryer burner, with a large kettle that was full of a Russian Imperial Stout--with black strap molasses. The smell was an amazing caramel smell, but what a mess it made. It was in the garage, but who wants over a gallon of malt syrup and molasses ripening on their garage floor. Everything by the kettle was coated--including my shoes. I also boiled over an extract batch on the kitchen stove. didn't think my wife was going to tolerate another batch after that one. "A watched pot never boils, until you look away for just a second."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 12:21 AM   #9
HopheadNJ
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
HopheadNJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
The Garden State
Posts: 355
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


At least it was just a boilover... I had a 2L starter in a flask blowout like a firehose! Shot straight up and splattered all over the ceiling in my brand new kitchen. Not good...the only benefit was the fast response and fresh paint allowed for a fairly easy cleanup (all things considered! lol)
__________________
Primary:
Draft: Galaxy Session Pale
I Drink Good Beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:23 AM   #10
schematix
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Chesterfield, MO
Posts: 1,192
Liked 361 Times on 195 Posts


FERMCAP and it won't happen again!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frustration! Back-to-back infected batches khanti Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 02-03-2013 06:56 AM
Back to back brewing, how well do you clean and sanitze? discgolfin Equipment/Sanitation 8 04-06-2011 07:00 PM
Back to back IPA's, switching the HOPS! patrck17 Recipes/Ingredients 0 01-31-2011 03:03 PM
Nasty taste in two back to back brews? do you have an explanation ekjohns General Beer Discussion 2 12-31-2009 11:16 PM
Crafting Recipes for back to back brew days Staleb All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 02-23-2009 09:53 PM


Forum Jump