Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post by brhenrio » 1 year ago

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

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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post by Robert » 1 year ago

Do you have a false bottom or torpedo?

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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post by brhenrio » 1 year 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: Golden Sour, Paddockwood Kolsch
Tap 1: Root Beer
Tap 2: Gentleman's Skids Brown Ale
Tap 3: Kicked
Tap 4: Framkriek Sour

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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post by Robert » 1 year 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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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Post by brhenrio » 1 year ago

Yeah i was thinking recirculation would be my best bet.
In the fermentor: Golden Sour, Paddockwood Kolsch
Tap 1: Root Beer
Tap 2: Gentleman's Skids Brown Ale
Tap 3: Kicked
Tap 4: Framkriek Sour

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