Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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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

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Do you have a false bottom or torpedo?

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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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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, Not a Pill v2
Tap 1: Puck that Filsner; Berliner Weisse
Tap 2: Not a Pill; Lager
Tap 3: Paddockwood Kolsch
Tap 4:

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Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

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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

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Yeah i was thinking recirculation would be my best bet.
In the fermentor: Golden Sour, Not a Pill v2
Tap 1: Puck that Filsner; Berliner Weisse
Tap 2: Not a Pill; Lager
Tap 3: Paddockwood Kolsch
Tap 4:

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