Originally Posted by rflem550
Yes, I was using liquid malt extract. And I think when I got home from the brew supply shop I just tossed in the fridge with my other ingredients.
I probably should have let the packets sit in hot water to warm them up so they wouldn't be as thick.
I'm not 100% sure that it's a scorched taste, but it's the closest way I can think to describe it right now....
Another tip when using LME is to simmer some water, turn it off and place the LME (still in the container) in it and let it sit there. Then when you add it to your boiling water to make your wort, it'll come out so much easier. It'll be thinner and pour easier. Still, keep the pot off the heat until it's thoroughly mixed up and then put it back on to boil, stirring often until it's at a boil.
Lots of people prefer the dry extract and you might want to give that a try sometime.