So Ive done some research and had some experience but want to get some opinions here.
Has anyone had any problems with getting a burnt/smoky smell and flavor to your beer from a heating element.
I recently replaced the element and have done two brews with no issues, but my issue before was when I added any ingredients such as hops, spices, chocolate, etc. My element I believe would get caked on quickly and overheat causing the burning and also tripping my GFCI sometimes. So now I am putting all ingredients in a bag and it seems to work fine.
has anyone had this problem before or have any ideas to improve.