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Old 12-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Melted my 2 gallon cooler mashtun today.....

Planned on making an Amber Vienna Ale today.

Dough in 4lbs of Vienna malt.

I put my 2 gallon mashtun in the oven to keep it warm (without the oven on, of course) and reduce heat loss.

SWMBO forgets that she sees me do this, and then preheats the oven to 350 for some cookies she's making for Christmas.

Luckily, I caught it just in time to avoid a total melt down. But I do need a new 2 gallon cooler and a new oven rack as the two are now fused together.

The inside of the cooler was still sitting around 152 degrees though. BREW DAY WILL GO ON!


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Old 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Planned on making an Amber Vienna Ale today.

Dough in 4lbs of Vienna malt.

I put my 2 gallon mashtun in the oven to keep it warm (without the oven on, of course) and reduce heat loss.

SWMBO forgets that she sees me do this, and then preheats the oven to 350 for some cookies she's making for Christmas.

Luckily, I caught it just in time to avoid a total melt down. But I do need a new 2 gallon cooler and a new oven rack as the two are now fused together.

The inside of the cooler was still sitting around 152 degrees though. BREW DAY WILL GO ON!
Sounds like your ol' lady owes you a present...and then some! What doesn't kill beer only makes it stronger!


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Old 12-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Atleast she didnt ruin the mash.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Only picture I took. Wort tastes/looks good, still!

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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not too bad...


glad the beer wort was salvageable.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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Only picture I took. Wort tastes/looks good, still!

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I think it looks better than the original!
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I think you can salvage the rack. Use a razor blade to scrap off as much plastic as you can then put it through a self cleaning cycle.
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Wow! If that baby caught fire it would have been UGLY quick! Once up to temperature plastic burns a treat.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #10
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I think you can salvage the rack. Use a razor blade to scrap off as much plastic as you can then put it through a self cleaning cycle.
I think you are right about the rack. I took off as much plastic as I could with a sharp blade. I am going to take a small torch to the leftover plastic while outside before putting it back into the oven, though.


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