Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Burnt Bottom of brew pot
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
Firstnten
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Aberdeen NJ
Posts: 380
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default Burnt Bottom of brew pot

It wasn't massive, but it did have some charing. I should take a pic and post it. Is the beer ruined?

__________________
Firstnten is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
chode720
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 528
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I doubt the beer is ruined. What style was it?

The burning with caramelize some of the sugars and you will probably have a beer that is a little sweeter, with a dark sugar/fruit flavor

__________________

Primary1: Pumpkin Ale
Primary2: Christmas Ale
Pimary3: Apfelwein
Secondary: Sour Brown
Drinking: Warrior Pale Ale, Wit, American Rye
chode720 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
Firstnten
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Aberdeen NJ
Posts: 380
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chode720 View Post
I doubt the beer is ruined. What style was it?

The burning with caramelize some of the sugars and you will probably have a beer that is a little sweeter, with a dark sugar/fruit flavor
marzen oktoberfest with whitelabs european ale yeast (not lagered)
__________________
Firstnten is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,780
Liked 4661 Times on 3386 Posts
Likes Given: 917

Default

If the wort has a scorched taste, I don't think it'll improve. But if the wort tastes ok, the beer will taste ok.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
Firstnten
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Aberdeen NJ
Posts: 380
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
If the wort has a scorched taste, I don't think it'll improve. But if the wort tastes ok, the beer will taste ok.
Here is the funny thing, I use an auto siphon the first few oz's go into a pot then I let it go into the carboy. When I got near then end of the brew pot smelled something burnt so I stopped siphon tasted what was coming out at that point and it did taste burnt...but the initial few oz'z in the pot tasted fine. Since the brew pot was almost empty I discarded what was left. So I guess it will be a wait and see. But you are saying that if it does taste burnt in the end just dump it it will never get any better...
__________________

Firstnten is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
brokenanchor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 295
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Depending on how scorched it actually got it probably won't get any better. This being said though in one of the first batches I brewed I had a few too many and scorched a honey wheat. It tasted pretty horrid when moving it to the keg, but after chilled carbed and conditioned it wasn't half bad. I wouldn't pitch it doesn't make you vomit after primary and you can spare the keg/bottles.

__________________
Primary - Summer Citrus Wheat
Bottled - Amarillo SkyPA, APA, Black IPA, BM's Black Pearl Porter, Ye Olde Smashing IPA, Embers to Ashes RIS, Oktoberfast
Memories - Embers to Ashes RIS, Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale, HAlt Beer, SMASH IPA, Orange/Coriander Pale
brokenanchor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #7
chode720
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 528
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

+1 on not pitching. If it doesnt taste burnt or horrible, it should age fine. It may have a sweeter taste than you wanted from teh sugar caramelizing, but still she be a fine brew

__________________

Primary1: Pumpkin Ale
Primary2: Christmas Ale
Pimary3: Apfelwein
Secondary: Sour Brown
Drinking: Warrior Pale Ale, Wit, American Rye
chode720 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
quickerNu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
quickerNu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harker Heights, TX
Posts: 794
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Never dump a brew! Who knows- you never know what time will do to your beer. Some of my best beers have been "bad batches" left alone and forgotten for 6 months or a year!

__________________

[I'm back!]

quickerNu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 04:00 PM   #9
Firstnten
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Aberdeen NJ
Posts: 380
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by quickerNu View Post
Never dump a brew! Who knows- you never know what time will do to your beer. Some of my best beers have been "bad batches" left alone and forgotten for 6 months or a year!
Really? a year?
__________________
Firstnten is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
XXguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 1,120
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

I brewed a batch last December that was one of my first attempts at doing my own recipe... I thought it was horrible in February.... better in May..... drinkable in July..... and downright decent now in September. I'll probably save one or two for December.

__________________
XXguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burnt wort = burnt taste (HELP!!!) smmcdermott Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 34 08-27-2009 08:07 PM
Burnt DME on bottom of starter beaker - Cleaning suggestions? NewBrew75 General Beer Discussion 1 01-09-2009 10:44 PM
burnt brew dougbo Extract Brewing 12 06-02-2007 01:10 AM
update on horrible brew day - burnt down the hause ale Kadmium All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 05-01-2007 01:42 AM
burnt spot on bottom of wort?? kfgolfer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 12-05-2006 01:50 AM