Page 1 of 1

Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Posted: |30 Nov 2017|, 02:40
by brhenrio
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:

Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Posted: |01 Dec 2017|, 00:02
by Robert
Do you have a false bottom or torpedo?

Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Posted: |01 Dec 2017|, 19:41
by brhenrio
No false bottom. Nipple between kettle and drain valve is packed full of black burnt wort and i cant drain the kette.

Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Posted: |03 Dec 2017|, 19:35
by Robert
Short of turning the flame down (which is probably not practical), you could try a torpedo valve, or install a recirculation pump.

Re: Scorching and plugging drain valve on kettle

Posted: |03 Dec 2017|, 20:30
by brhenrio
Yeah i was thinking recirculation would be my best bet.