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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 08:16:55 PM »
Major, how about a Safety category on the forum? A place to post safety related questions, tips, photos, etc.

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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 08:29:03 PM »
Major, how about a Safety category on the forum? A place to post safety related questions, tips, photos, etc.

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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 09:21:03 PM »
Does the Master read this? Can we put a bug in their ear?

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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 05:13:17 AM »
This would be a good job for Denny or Drew to bring up.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 07:03:40 AM »
Major, how about a Safety category on the forum? A place to post safety related questions, tips, photos, etc.
Good place to generate ideas for safety articles too. And the articles can reference stories posted on the forum, driving new users to the forum - another AHA goal. It's win/win.
 
The key to a good article(s) will be finding a coherent story in the sea of potential safety issues so it doesn't sound scatter-brained.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 07:13:53 AM »
Finally was able to get the page to load on my slow ass satellite internet. I was not aware of the Stone brewer who died in the forklift accident. That's terrible. So easy to see how that can happen though and the bigger the brewery, the more chances it can happen.

I have been nearly run over by a forklift twice while visiting our distributor. You get people on those things doing mindless tasks and they forget they are handling dangerous machinery.

The exploding plastic keg thing is still murky. I have heard of it happening at other breweries but we have not experienced it ourself. We have since moved away from buying plastic for other reasons (for instance, they suck) but I just have to wonder how high the pressure was turned up on the cleaner to cause one to fail.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 07:15:23 AM »
Regarding safety: I always wear my Mechanix gloves so I don't inadvertently touch anything hot and burn myself. The gloves give me that extra half second to pull my hand away and still allow for dexterity. When I'm going into hot liquid territory, I pull the Blichmann gloves over my Mechanix gloves. I might look silly, but who cares?
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 07:50:33 AM »
I'm a poster child for what not to do. Flip flops and shorts. Dropped a cinder block on my toe and broke it, but I still wear the flip flops.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 09:55:06 AM »
Dropped a cinder block on my toe and broke it, but I still wear the flip flops.

Damn...you must have a tough toe if you broke that cinder block.  ;D  You must kick some serious ass with that thing.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 10:05:07 AM »
I'm a poster child for what not to do. Flip flops and shorts. Dropped a cinder block on my toe and broke it, but I still wear the flip flops.

Reason #1 why my brewery boots are steel toed. ;)
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 10:09:24 AM »
I homebrew barefoot in the summer, but I guess if I dropped something on my toe I'd start wearing flip flops.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2014, 10:11:17 AM »
I'm a poster child for what not to do. Flip flops and shorts. Dropped a cinder block on my toe and broke it, but I still wear the flip flops.

Reason #1 why my brewery boots are steel toed. ;)

I have some rubber steel toes, but I go in and out of the house so often that I don't where them. Plus that time I found a huge spider in the left boot.  :o

I homebrew barefoot in the summer, but I guess if I dropped something on my toe I'd start wearing flip flops.

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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 10:23:29 AM »
This would be a good job for Denny or Drew to bring up.

Lemme start a discussion about it on the mod forum.  I'd just go ahead and do it but we have a philosophy of trying not to add too many forums.  But this may warrant it.
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2014, 10:31:14 AM »
This would be a good job for Denny or Drew to bring up.

Lemme start a discussion about it on the mod forum.  I'd just go ahead and do it but we have a philosophy of trying not to add too many forums.  But this may warrant it.

Interesting article Denny...thanks for posting it!
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Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2014, 10:45:38 AM »
The exploding plastic keg thing is still murky. I have heard of it happening at other breweries but we have not experienced it ourself. We have since moved away from buying plastic for other reasons (for instance, they suck) but I just have to wonder how high the pressure was turned up on the cleaner to cause one to fail.

There are a disturbing number of reports about that on the BA Forum.
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