A couple of weeks ago, I brewed a 10 gallon batch of AG Dunkelweiss.
10lb White Wheat
9lb Munich Dark
The sparge stuck, I had to stir it pretty good to get it to drain.
In the BK, I kept getting a burnt smell (this is an electric BK, with dual 2kw 120w elements). After the boil, the elements had a brittle coat of burnt material. Never seen that before.
It came right off, almost like a shell. I figured this was starch, and the stuck sparge indicated a bad conversion.
Now, the beer has a burnt aftertaste...but it fermented right down.
This is...weird. I have not had this issue in this BK before.
I wonder what happened?