« on: January 28, 2011, 11:56:55 AM »
Hello all, this is my first post. I've learned a lot from reading these forums over the last couple of months. I recently started my adventure in home brewing (or my addiction) and I have jumped into it with both feet. I have found my passion.
Anyway, my question is this: I have an electric stove (not a gas burner) and have been told the direct contact of the element to the brew pot can scorch my brew, leading to off flavors and carmelization. I am trying to put together all the materials and equipment I need for all grain, including a turkey fryer, but I'm on a very limited budget right now, and have to stick with just extract. Is there anything I can do to avoid harming the wort in the pot during boil? I keep the temp down when it reaches the boil point, not on full blast. I have made several very good beers (honey brown, wheat, weissen bock, and a holiday ale) but I have had to scrub the pot after brewing to remove the little amount of burnt residue each time. Any tips or suggestions? Thank you very much.