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Title: Burned Wort?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 10, 2012, 10:36:32 PM
Can someone tell me how burned wort taste like?

I have burned two of my heating elements while I was was at my 90 minites boil.
Elements were submerged and I was VERY surprised that happened.

My theory is.
I was adding Sinemar to my Dark Lager at 60 min and some of the Sinemar got on the element.
I used Sinemar before with no problem.

Beer is fermenting now.
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: tschmidlin on January 10, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
I think if it was scorched you would taste an ashy flavor, that's how I perceived it with a whopping sample size of 1.

I can't imagine sinemar would do that, but I don't use heating elements.  Maybe something else happened.  Power surge?  Maybe they're just going bad?  I don't know.  i suppose if you dumped it right on the elements they could burn out, but that's surprising.
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 10, 2012, 11:54:46 PM
I do not taste any ashy flavour.

It is just a theory.
They burned out like they were run dry.
Never saw anything like that in my 39 batches on this brewhouse.
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: tubercle on January 11, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
Can someone tell me how burned wort taste like?

We were hoping you would tells us ;D
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: euge on January 11, 2012, 12:10:40 AM
How clean were they? I had something similar happen when the elements weren't cleaned properly.
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: chumley on January 11, 2012, 12:28:41 AM
Burned wort tastes....well, burnt.  Like any other burned sugar.  Not very good.

My first decoction mash many years ago, I burnt the decoction mash.  (Lesson learned from that:  add some water to the thickest 1/3 of the mash after you pull it and before you start to boil it).  The burnt flavor carried over into the final beer, which was an Oktoberfest.  Oddly enough, the burnt flavor went away after about a year in the bottle,
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 11, 2012, 12:45:13 AM
Can someone tell me how burned wort taste like?

We were hoping you would tells us ;D
You are not too much help.
Title: Re: Burned Wort?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 11, 2012, 12:53:07 AM
How clean were they? I had something similar happen when the elements weren't cleaned properly.
I would say they were pretty clean.
Every so often I use PBW to clean them.
If elements are dirty the whole brewhouse is shaking.