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Offline flbrewer

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LME trick
« on: January 11, 2014, 07:45:13 AM »
Can anyone share a tip to get ALL of the LME out of a bottle?


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Re: LME trick
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 08:05:45 AM »
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.
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 08:07:25 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.
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 08:20:38 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.

+1.  a cup of HOT water and some swirling should get all the goodness out of the container.  A Spatula can also help:)
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 11:59:48 AM »
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.
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 01:24:20 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.

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This is the best option I've found.
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 06:35:15 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.

What he said. Consensus has been reached.
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Re: LME trick
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 07:42:00 PM »
I was concerned that I may have left too much in but my OG was on the high end so not a problem.

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Re: LME trick
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 07:43:17 AM »
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.
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