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Old 02-24-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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.....He!! am I doing wrong?
First time I scorched was because I had added some priming sugar and forgot to turn off element while adding. This I understand...driver error

But tonight I just brewed up an all grain batch(BIAB) and my element is all caked up again and a slight smell or scorch.
I have a 5500w element....do you suppose this is too much?



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Did you scorch your bag or the wort? Were you able to get the element completely clean after your previous scorching?

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Is that a LWD element?

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Did you scorch your bag or the wort? Were you able to get the element completely clean after your previous scorching?
No, it did not scorch the bag because I do use a screen false bottom.
I could faintly smell scorch as I was boiling.

Yes, after my first scorch, I removed it and cleaned it very well.

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Dumb question: Does your wort taste scorched?

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Is that a LWD element?
WELL HE!!...not sure...just figured it was.

Got it from High Gravity http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...idproduct=2669

and I do not see that it is.......you may have found my problem.

...and that SOB wasn't cheap!

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Dumb question: Does your wort taste scorched?
not a dumb question and no it doesn't, just a slight smell.

But, this has been an on going problem with some dumped batches...not fun.

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Just tell people it's a smoked style

Camco 5500W ULWD Ripple

Camco 5500W ULWD Foldback

Grab one of those and change it out. They're available at Home Depot usually, as well, if you don't have Prime.

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Just tell people it's a smoked style

Camco 5500W ULWD Ripple

Camco 5500W ULWD Foldback

Grab one of those and change it out. They're available at Home Depot usually, as well, if you don't have Prime.
Will do and THANKS alot guy's
I'll hoist a smoky brew to ya all

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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I have the HD 5500W ULWD Foldback element still scorched my wort. Twice in fact on back to back lagers with 90 minute boils. The wort scorched only near the base of the element where the four legs all come together in a knot. I "modified" mine last night after scorching a dunkel by gently bending mine to create more space between adjacent element runs. I'm also going to use a hop bag next time to keep the green stuff from sticking during the boil. I didn't have any issues during the first two times that I used it, but the last two have scorched. I clean the element after each use, but I'm not sure how thoroughly since I just use a toilet brush and PBW solution after the boil.

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