Yes I was also worried about LME scorching but I've never seen any stuck to the bottom of the pot though.
I had heard that DME and steam don't get along, so I put in my DME to the cold water then brought it all to the boil. In my opinion this was a lot easier than dealing with those sticky cans of LME. I swear it crawls up the spoon...
Originally Posted by fatcop
I think people don't use DME as the main fermentable because its a pain the ass. LME comes in 3.15 or 3.3 lbs cans and are a pain to split up into smaller quantities which is usually when DME is used. I made a batch with DME about a week ago and I added the DME as soon as the kettle hit to stove. The steam makes it clump really bad and stick to the bag. I boiled the hops according to schedule and the LME wasn't added until flameout. As someone mentioned LME caramels quit easy. Even with all my stirring there was still scorched LME stuck to the bottom of the kettle when I emptied it. I'm getting off topic now...