Originally Posted by keystoner
after adding in the malted barley extract, i am noticing black flakes in my wort. did i burn something? this is a brand new and cleaned brew pot. i noticed that the recipe told me to take the pot off the burner after adding in the malted barley extract and stir, which i forgot to do. did i ruin this batch?
It sounds like you scorched some extract on the bottom. If it's not too bad, the wort/beer won't taste burnt and it will be fine (but the pot may be hard to clean!).
Next time, take the pot off of the burner when you add extract.