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Old 09-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Burning / Smoke Smell While Brewing

I was brewing a pumpkin ale(all grain) with everything going along just fine until about 8 minutes left in the boil.

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Did it have something to do with the late Irish moss addition and pumpkin spice?

I smelt it from across the room and ran over and took out my heat stick after giving it a second to "cool" and the heatstick was charred all over.

Kind of irritated since I really am hoping I didn't spoil my entire brew.

Any clues as to what went wrong? Will it taste ok in the end?

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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I like to keep the boil stirred enough so it keeps swirling so as not to burn on the bottom.The heat stick may be getting too hot & burning it as well.
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How did the beer come out ?? If you remember ?? I brewed it again this year... taste soo good !!
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