Topics Topics Help/Instructions Help Edit Profile Profile Member List Register  
Search Last 1 | 3 | 7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Visit The Brewery's sponsor!
Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2011 * Archive through December 10, 2011 * Public service announcement...ouch < Previous Next >

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  ClosedClosed: New threads not accepted on this page        

Author Message
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 221
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 184.7.146.136
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Caught my foot on the hose attached to my immersion chiller...result...2nd degree burns covering both feet and 5 gallons of Belgian SGA poured out on the ground.
Taught me to always wear shoes, not sandals while brewing
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 13316
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a reason pro brewers wear long rubber boots with steel toes. Heavy rubberized gloves are also good safety equipment, as is eye protection. Burns are an occupational hazard of the brewing trade. You really can't be too careful.

I hope you heal without scars, Jim.
 

Paul Edwards
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 2170
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.225.143.186
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 01:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim, Ouch is right.

been there, done that, have the scars...

Get well soon, sir
 

Dan Listermann
Senior Member
Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7855
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 208.102.247.68
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 02:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I once got an armpit full of steam / boiling water when a quick disconnect hadn't quite connected on an immersion chiller.
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2947
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 76.28.105.249
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 03:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Praying for a quick and full recovery. And I will take your advice to heart.
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 222
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 184.7.146.136
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The blisters are almost 1" high now , but surprisingly don't really hurt
 

Tim Polster
Intermediate Member
Username: Bassman

Post Number: 445
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 75.9.57.229
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry to heat that and hope you will be alright. Accidents are always unexpected even when we get comfortable in our practices. I sprayed my face with wort/hop gunk last weekend while backflow cleaning my post chiller. It helps to have the spigot open for the liquid to flow into! Glad it was already cooled. This was after boiled over my batch when I plugged in both electric elements to evaporate a bit more for a gravity adjustment.

Amateur hour in my garage...
 

mikel
Intermediate Member
Username: Mikel

Post Number: 384
Registered: 02-2001
Posted From: 166.181.2.42
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The rubber boots that probrewers wear can also be very dangerous when they fill with hot wort or water! One place I worked the owner had that happen to him when an upturned racking arm on a tank drained hot water into his boot. Perhaps it's best to wear your pant legs over the tops of the boots?!

I once sprayed my forehead with hot wort when a closed hose filled with wort was beginning to melt next to the burner. Not thinking, I quickly released the QD where a blast of steam and boiling wort hit me in the forehead. Could have been worse, but was a good lesson to be careful and work slowly!
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 13328
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I cracked two ribs in a very stupid brewing accident when I was working as a pub brewer. It hurt, but I took an extra strength Tylenol and finished my shift. I understood how the trainer could tape up football players with such injuries and send them back out on the field.

Brewing is not the safest occupation, about equal with farming and only slightly more so than lumbering, mining or commercial fishing.
 

Paul Edwards
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 2171
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.225.143.186
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mikel,

You're right, NEVER tuck your pant legs into your rubber boots. Wear them over the top of the boots. And don't wear shorts...
 

Troy Robinson
Junior Member
Username: Troybinso

Post Number: 78
Registered: 10-2006
Posted From: 68.189.129.155
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 03:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have gotten hot wort into my boots before too. Man, you can't get you boots off quick enough when that happens.

I got huge raised blisters, but they didn't hurt much either, which surprised me. I was very careful to wash the area frequently, put a bunch of neosporin on it and wrap it up. It healed relatively quickly.
 

Brad On Bass
Member
Username: August_west

Post Number: 123
Registered: 11-2010
Posted From: 72.231.245.197
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 03:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hate to say it but the blisters don't hurt until they pop and expose the tender skin beneath. Signed, the steam-scar on my finger.
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 223
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 184.7.146.136
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It won't let me link to the photo or homepage, but below the "page not found" is a link to my homepage
Don't look if you don't want to see some serious burns
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28149926@N05/
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 13335
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch! Don't try this at home.
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 224
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 184.7.146.136
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's so nice to be able to wear shoes again. The doctor was amazed how fast I'm healing and said I should be back to work next week
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2950
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 75.67.113.25
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's good to hear. I'm glad you are healing quickly.
 

Rob Farrell
Advanced Member
Username: Robf

Post Number: 619
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 216.27.76.200
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Immersion chillers are evil. The fact that I've never owned one is the only reason I haven't had this accident. I've had every other one.