Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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brhenrio
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Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post #1 by brhenrio » 4 months ago

Title says it all. Any other propane brewers deal with this? What do you do to prevent it? Would a heat shield work?

:facepalm: :stirpot:
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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post #2 by Robert » 4 months ago

Do you have a false bottom or torpedo?
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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post #3 by brhenrio » 4 months ago

No false bottom. Nipple between kettle and drain valve is packed full of black burnt wort and i cant drain the kette.
In the fermentor: Skidmark Sour Brown Ale
Vienna Märzen
Tap 1: cream soda
Tap 2: Kolsch
Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild
Robert
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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post #4 by Robert » 4 months ago

Short of turning the flame down (which is probably not practical), you could try a torpedo valve, or install a recirculation pump.
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brhenrio
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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post #5 by brhenrio » 4 months ago

Yeah i was thinking recirculation would be my best bet.
In the fermentor: Skidmark Sour Brown Ale
Vienna Märzen
Tap 1: cream soda
Tap 2: Kolsch
Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild

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