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Title: LME trick
Post by: flbrewer on January 11, 2014, 02:45:13 PM
Can anyone share a tip to get ALL of the LME out of a bottle?


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Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 11, 2014, 03:05:45 PM
Can anyone share a tip to get ALL of the LME out of a bottle?


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Soak the container in hot water for 30 minutes before you open it.  It'll run a lot thinner.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: tumarkin on January 11, 2014, 03:07:25 PM
Soaking container in hot water is good to get it to flow better. To get any remaining goodness - add hot water to container, swirl, pour.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: Jeff M on January 11, 2014, 03:20:38 PM
Soaking container in hot water is good to get it to flow better. To get any remaining goodness - add hot water to container, swirl, pour.

+1.  a cup of HOT water and some swirling should get all the goodness out of the container.  A Spatula can also help:)
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: Pinski on January 11, 2014, 06:59:48 PM
If you can do it without burning yourself:
I always used to slosh a little of the hot water/wort from the kettle around in the bottle and then return to the kettle.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: bigchicken on January 11, 2014, 08:24:20 PM
If you can do it without burning yourself:
I always used to slosh a little of the hot water/wort from the kettle around in the bottle and then return to the kettle.

+1
This is the best option I've found.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: philm63 on January 12, 2014, 01:35:15 AM
Soaking container in hot water is good to get it to flow better. To get any remaining goodness - add hot water to container, swirl, pour.

What he said. Consensus has been reached.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: flbrewer on January 12, 2014, 02:42:00 AM
I was concerned that I may have left too much in but my OG was on the high end so not a problem.
Title: Re: LME trick
Post by: euge on January 12, 2014, 02:43:17 PM
If you can do it without burning yourself:
I always used to slosh a little of the hot water/wort from the kettle around in the bottle and then return to the kettle.

+1
This is the best option I've found.

Me too. Prewarming the extract just makes it easier and quicker to pour. Something I don't bother with anymore.

And, have you considered only adding half of the extract first and adding the rest at the end of the boil? A great way to improve hop utilization and combat unwanted maillard reactions.