im currently using biab, and use a electric heater bin to do the mash in and also the boil.
i batch sparge. when i go to pour the mash into the boiler, that i have previously collected from the first mash, which is in a fermenting bucket, i have a fair bit of sediment already settling in there.
i have always poured the whole lot into the boiler, sediment included as i thought there might be sugars and other goodness init.
however last time, after the boil my element was caked in burnt stuff. it has left a burnt smell and taste. the burnt smell has now gone after dry hopping in secondary, but the taste remains there.
it was in primary for about 11 days and in secondary for about 14 days.
my question is, will the taste clear up now its bottled??
also, the sediment i poured in, does that contain any goodness in it, or is it just fine bits of malt that i don't want in the boil??
really want the taste to clear
any help is very appreciated