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Old 08-30-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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We made a 7 gallon batch tonite with a pretty good setup, two containers of amber extract and one of a light extract (goal was sort of a red ale) - but noticed when we transferred to the fermenter we saw that there was a scorched spot on the bottom - we didnt remove fully from the heat when we added the extracts.. but stirred vigorously - should we be concerned? OG is 1.050 or so.


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Old 08-30-2009, 02:05 AM   #2
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Hows the wort taste? If it is good, the beer is good. If it tastes burnt, that will carry over.


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Old 08-30-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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i thought it tasted malty.. its my first batch.. not totally sure how it would taste. maybe a little burnt but was hard to tell.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:08 AM   #4
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Aint much you can do now... let it ferment out and it will pobably be fine.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:16 AM   #5
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burnt should be easy to tell... it will curl your lip... anything less will be "carmelized"

Like Pol says... no worries. I would drink it.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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ok.. thanks. we tasted it.. it was interesting, but wasnt 'bad' i dont think.. we'll let it ferment and see what happens.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:17 AM   #7
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+1 on letting it go. I scorched the crap out of my first batch and it turned out really great. So much that it makes me think if I do that one again I may have to scorch it so it turns out the same!
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I burned my first batch pretty good. Tasted real sooty!! Everyone told me to relax and let it smooth out and blend.

I did that and it tasted like a was sucking on a campfire log.

So - if you taste it and it does not taste like a burnt log - your OK. I feel with a flavor brew you can tell if it is good or not.

On a lighter beer you will be amazed at what carbonation does to flavor.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #9
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Checked on the brew today.. getting a bubble from the yeasties about every 3 seconds.. layer of krausen has formed.. so I'm guessing that its brewing along as well as anything. We have a 7.5 gallon carboy and probably 6.5 gallons of product, so we have plenty of headspace.
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Khyber, I had the same thing happen to me on one of my first brews, It turned out to be one of my best thus far. After that incident I went to my LHBS and bought a long plastic spoon and over stir when I add the extract.

+1 to the comments above, if it tastes ok you will have beer in about 6-8 weeks.


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