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Old 08-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Scorched Grain Particulate in Direct Fire MLT

So I took a risk and tired up the heat to get to Mash Out temp and briefly left the room. When I returned I opened the lid to my MLT to smell for scorching and holy cow... I successfully scorched the particulate on the bottom everywhere except the the area under the dip tube (where it was picking up wort for recirculating).

I tasted a sample of the wort (super light Belgian wit btw) and for sure tasted it. Pissed off at myself and worried I finished and the brew day.

My question is... Am I totally screwed or has a similar thing happened to one of you and the scorched taste tapered off throughout fermentation/aging?

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Old 08-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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That flavor will stick through any aging. You could always try to pass it off as a smoked wit.



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Old 08-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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I did something similar and fermented it simply because I didn't have much more to lose. It was the only batch I have ever tossed.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
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Do you have a false bottom on your MLT?

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #5
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Yeah I have a false bottom, but small particulate get though before recirc.

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