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Old 05-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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... and if they do, you do not want to beat the flames out with your bare hands.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Kinda goes without sayin'
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Noooooo...molten nylon on skin...ouch!
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Hmm...Is this recommendation based on some sort of recent personal experience?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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I will agree. Flaming plastic on bare skin hurts. I was one of those kids that took a few life experience lessons before learning that one. And it is funny how panic can make you forget them rather quick-like

 
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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Hmm...Is this recommendation based on some sort of recent personal experience?
No, I was just sitting around looking at the birds and had the thought that, gee, I bet most home-brewers might be hoping to catch their nylon bags on fire and think it'd be fun wrap the flaming plastic tendrils around their palms, wrists, and fingers. I thought about and realized that'd probably be a bad idea and figured I should disabuse folks of the notion.
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No, I was just sitting around looking at the birds and had the thought that, gee, I bet most home-brewers might be hoping to catch their nylon bags on fire and think it'd be fun wrap the flaming plastic tendrils around their palms, wrists, and fingers. I thought about and realized that'd probably be a bad idea and figured I should disabuse folks of the notion.
Actually I was giving you an opening to supply a little more detail. It sounded like there night be a humorous story there....
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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It's not a humorous story. It's just irritating. I had 4 oz. of 2-row left over for quite a while so I thought I'd practice mashing on a micro-level in a sauce pan and *nothing* went right. The mashing temperature ranged from 132- 185, the bag kept singing on the burner, my thermometer was slow to respond so that by the time I noticed it was creeping upward and I'd cut the heat it'd countinue to climb. Then and the very end as I'm mashing out the entire bag catches on fire I don't really have any means to put it out. Most land on my stove top which was fine; i just let it burn itself out. But a few flames, about to match sticks worth find their way to my counter and some paper towels soaked with olive oil. That's not good so I try to stamp and crush them out much as I would a matchstick but, of course the nylon has melted in pure fuel and the whole thing is burning hotter than I expected. I got it out but not before getting burning plastic across a few fingers. Very small area of burn but a bit intense. I have a very small blister but other wise unscathed. It was just an irritating end to a thouroughly irritating procedure.
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It's not a humorous story. It's just irritating. I had 4 oz. of 2-row left over for quite a while so I thought I'd practice mashing on a micro-level in a sauce pan and *nothing* went right. The mashing temperature ranged from 132- 185, the bag kept singing on the burner, my thermometer was slow to respond so that by the time I noticed it was creeping upward and I'd cut the heat it'd countinue to climb. Then and the very end as I'm mashing out the entire bag catches on fire I don't really have any means to put it out. Most land on my stove top which was fine; i just let it burn itself out. But a few flames, about to match sticks worth find their way to my counter and some paper towels soaked with olive oil. That's not good so I try to stamp and crush them out much as I would a matchstick but, of course the nylon has melted in pure fuel and the whole thing is burning hotter than I expected. I got it out but not before getting burning plastic across a few fingers. Very small area of burn but a bit intense. I have a very small blister but other wise unscathed. It was just an irritating end to a thouroughly irritating procedure.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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I burnt 2 hop socks to the bottom of my kettle. About as far as I got to really burn anything. They burnt. But, no real danger, just panick.

 
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