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Old 08-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Burnt wort = burnt taste (HELP!!!)

I recently tried an all grain brew (nut brown ale) and completely messed it up. The grains got burnt and after transferring to secondary (last night), you could definitely taste the burnt grains.

So my question is...can I do anything to hide the flavor? I was thinking of maybe adding honey...but not sure. I am going to bottle it and try it anyway, but figured if I could do anything, I should do it.

Thanks for all your help.

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Old 08-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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Burnt? Did you cook roast them? If not, you mashed at too high a temp. and you are getting tannins from the grains. I'm currious, what type of setup do you have for mashing?

And if it's not that, it's possible that you did scoarch the bottom of your kettle while boiling and it could have e burnt taste, but I've never got burnt...

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If you scorched the wort that flavor isnt going anywhere.

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Yea I did scorch the wort...so should I just dump it???

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how'd you scorch an AG batch? there's nothing 'thick' to settle on the bottom and burn (unlike adding dry or especially liquid extract to the boil)

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:16 AM   #6
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Yea I did scorch the wort...so should I just dump it???
You're giving conflicting statements. First you said you scorched the grains and then you said you scorched the wort. That's two different things, and neither are easy to do with AG...
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
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I'm a brewing noob, but in cooking, burnt is forever. I'm assuming the same for brewing.......
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I burnt the grains, not the wort...sorry. But that doesn't matter in terms of whether or not the taste will laste. Thank you pezman. I am assuming it will suck, but I am going to bottle it anyway and see what happens.

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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Burnt will really never go away it may get mellower .


Big ? here how did you burn the grain? Did you put the tun on a flame

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I just let the water get too hot I guess....New at this and still learning so I will just put this in the books as a "what not to do" and move on to my next one.

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