I don't wear gloves either and have on occasion been bathed in the stuff. Yup, it burns BIG time (especially the Savina!) but leaves no permanent drain bamage that I can tell. Due to a bottling mishap, I had a gallon or more of habanero mash burp onto my head. As it was running down my face, shirt, and arms (I had eye & respitory protection so I wasn't immediately incapacitated) all I could think was- boy, this is gonna hurt! The shower later sure does cause flashbacks. -Jim Campbell Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co.