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Old 09-23-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Do the high density scorch the wort or not? I have read hundreds of threads saying they do but I don't know if these people have tried it or just think it does. Does anyone use them and wish to share. I have two 2000w HD elements but don't know if I should use them or not.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Not in my experience. Never had even a hint of scorching.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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I have not seen any scorching. 4500W Low Density Element in the boil kettle.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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Do the high density scorch the wort or not? I have read hundreds of threads saying they do but I don't know if these people have tried it or just think it does. Does anyone use them and wish to share. I have two 2000w HD elements but don't know if I should use them or not.
Are you talking about an electric stove, or a heatstick or other element that goes inside the kettle?

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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2000w High density element in the kettle..

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
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I just made an e-kettle with 2 HD 2000w elements. Place them about 90 degrees or slightly more apart in the kettle. No scorching. Highly recommend it.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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That's good to know. Why do so many say it will scorch the wort? Thank you

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:48 PM   #8
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Low density ones will not scorch. 2000w for the high density ones seems to be the limit on scorching for some reason. I'm no expert, but I know my Camco 2000w elements don't scorch.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #9
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5500W LD element here - no scorching whatsoever.
I would stick to below 2500W on a HD element.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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I dont know why...

But I know a guy that scorched the HECK out of a batch with a HWD 2000W element. SO much so that the element was covered in gooey goodness.

This being said, apparently he is the only guy.

 
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