My brother and I laughed about the injury he sustained early in the day (before I even arrived). He cut his finger (as is normal with our stainless steel fittings), and then promptly and accidentally cauterized this open wound with a searing from our burner. We thought we were done with injuries with this do and do over injury.
Not to be. This afternoon I am nursing my injury over a Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge. I could not go to work today from my brewing injury. On cold nights, beware the ice on my brother's 45 degree driveway. I was carrying a bucket of waste down to the street to dump, never even thinking that it might be cold enough for the water to freeze.....sprained ankle. A serious one with swelling and black and blue contusions. I could barely shift gears on my car to drive home....but I survived that, and the fact that my brother opened his garage door only large enough for him to walk through....me, being 1/2 inch taller.....well, my balding scull has some scuff marks. Thank goodness I was wearing a hat....or the garage would have scalped me.
Oh, I bought some nifty brewing gloves.....you can dip your hand in boiling water with no ill effects....dumb, I know. Pictures need to come from my brother.