Took a personal day off work yesterday to brew a ESB. All was going great mashed in hit my target gravity and I was rocking along. Got to my first hop addition’ good rolling boil and then disaster struck tiny sparks started spitting out my burner like a fourth of July sparkler on a atomic level. . There was flames and sparks blasting three hundred 360 degrees beneath my kettle popping like fire crackers, sparks flying everywhere. I jumped up out of my lawn chair debating either run for cover or get it shut down of course I choose to shut it down. I edge my way closer the sparks blasting at me I quickly grabed the lid to my kettle and like captain America I used it as a shield blocking the sparks from getting me. I made my way to the tank and got it shut down. Then like a fireworks show the final boom and the burner was done. Turned out the burner had a crack through the middle and the cast iron was crumbling into the flames causing the sparkler effect. Damn what a day!!!
Wow! I have some crazy stuff but nothing like that!
So how did you finish… Captian America? Sneezles61
Can’t wait for the movie.
I had to dig out my 3 burner stand to finish.
No video!!! Dude I would have paid to see that!
Holy crap! Adventures!
Sounds like an intense brew day. I, too, would pay to see that! What burner were you using?
I have had the tank or regulator freeze up (put the tank in water now) but never anything other than running out happen. That’s weird. I also would like to know what brand burner.
Sorry guys no video. I too wish had it all on video. Now I can laugh about it now It was exciting and scary all at same time. The burner was a banjo that I had along time. I changed the burner few times in its life. The last one I got off amazon. Maybe was flawed shoot who knows. Any way going to have to call SS brew tech and see if they will make me a Captain America kettle lid
You’ll need to get a captain America tee shirt for brew day too! Sneezles61
I set a mash paddle on fire once. That was fun, and smelled great, but I just sprayed it down with the hose. No super hero antics required.
I bet that frozen propane tank and regulator happens frequently in FL.
Oh come on Dannyboy! You wasn’t even alittle temped to swing that flaming mash paddle around like zauriel and his flaming sword and slay that mash
You should have just stuck it in the mash and made a nice smoked beer.
Well I was wearing a hoodie that day IIRC…
Nope, I’m all electric down here AKA the stove top. Up in NY I have had one freeze up in the summer though. With two big burners going the regulator will freeze or the tank gets an ice berg on the bottom.