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Brewer's Gloves?
« on: September 20, 2011, 09:11:01 AM »
Do any of you guys use brewer's gloves? I was thinking of looking for some that are maybe both water and heat resistant, do they exist? Do you have any favorite brands? Any info would be helpful!

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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 09:22:51 AM »
I've thought about getting some welder's gloves, but when I anal.yzed why I needed that i couldn't really justify the cost over the old, used pot holders I've got.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 09:36:53 AM »
I got a pair of Blichmann Brewing Gloves, http://blichmannengineering.com/Brewing_Gloves/Brewing_Gloves.html, last year for Christmas. They're nice. I use them mostly when I'm cleaning, since I usually have 150+F water to mix the cleaning chemicals in. Are they necessary? No, I went years without them, but they're nice to have around now.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 09:47:40 AM »
I only use gloves when I'm lifting hot pots and such and for that, I just use my woodstove gloves (obviously not water resistant but I don't need that).
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 10:30:23 AM »
I've been using a pair of silicone(?) BBQ gloves. I bought them so I could squeeze out my hop strainer after the boil but I also use them when switching hot hoses and hot lids.  They work really well but I dont touch anything too hot (ie. burners) they will melt.  They are made for pulling hot chicken, pork, etc. so they are made to be used with food. I think I paid $12 at Academy.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 12:12:39 PM »
Blichmans are nice, but are not that well insulated.  I have a pair.

I also have some yellow lined rubber gloves that are insulated, but only go past the wrist a little bit.

If only the Blichmans were as well insulated, they would be perfect.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 01:02:10 PM »
I have a lovely pair of oven mitts that work great for more pots of scalding hot water around.  They came with the apron my kids gave me for Father's Day one year. :D  By no means waterproof but they handle the heat well.

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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 01:16:49 PM »
Just the typical cleaning gloves with a very thin layer of cloth on the inside for at least a little bit of insulation.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 01:39:34 PM »
what JKL said... those are AWESOME!
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 02:16:30 PM »
I use a work glove I bought at a Home Depot type store.  Leather on the palms, net/webbing on the backs.  I began using them mainly for grasping hot kettles, as well as general safety around my brewery.

They work great.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 03:48:40 PM »
http://www.homedepot.com/Cleaning/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbqsi/R-202192535/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

$6 gloves that work great for rinsing and handling bottles in cleaning/sanitizing solutions (e.g., One Step or StarSan)--the exterior of my gloves are easily sanitized and it saves the wear and tear on my hands. 

It also protected my hands from the hot mash (152 F) when my Bazooka Braid fell off last weekend and I had to "go fishin' for it" and get it reattached to the spigot in the 82 qt (20.5 gal) rectangular cooler I use. 

They are thicker/lined gloves that are fluid impermeable--Love 'em and they nearly go up to my elbow, though not quite as long as the Blichman gloves seem to be.  Even though the Blichmann glove seems to be longer and thinner, I'd still prefer the thicker (HD) glove for anything having to do with heat (e.g., grabbing pots or dealing with hot water or mashes).

 

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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 06:57:15 PM »
Thanks for all of the suggestions, I have to run to Home Depot tomorrow for something else so i'll check those out while i'm there.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 07:10:21 PM »
I got a pair of Blichmann Brewing Gloves, http://blichmannengineering.com/Brewing_Gloves/Brewing_Gloves.html, last year for Christmas. They're nice. I use them mostly when I'm cleaning, since I usually have 150+F water to mix the cleaning chemicals in. Are they necessary? No, I went years without them, but they're nice to have around now.
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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 08:59:35 PM »
what JKL said... those are AWESOME!

do they get the pinhole leaks like a lot of gloves get from use in brewing (cleaning/sanitizing) chemicals?

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Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 10:22:37 PM »
I like the idea of the silicon BBQ glove so might get one for that purpose. Currently I use surgical towels to protect my hands when lifting a hot lid. Plus, they can go on the floor to catch any spills. I haven't bought a paper towel in 5 years. But I don't need gloves for brewing. :-\
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