Originally Posted by chardish
What's good stuff for cleaning this up? Ordinary dish soap isn't doing the trick.
(Side question: the OG of this batch was extremely high, around 1.112. Which is most likely: I took a bad reading, I didn't stir the wort and the water enough, I ruined my beer, or this is going to be an insanely strong brew?)
Most likely you had a bad reading because you didn't stir it up enough. If you made a 2.5 gallon batch with 1/2 the ingredients, then the OG should be what the instructions say.
I find that either oxyclean made into a paste and then used as a scouring powder, or Barkeeper's friend, work well to remove burnt wort from pans and from the stove. I've needed to do that quite a few times!
Next time, remove the pot from the stove when you add your extract, stir extremely well, and then replace it onto the burner. That will help with scorching the extract.