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Old LME - To use or not?
« on: February 25, 2016, 07:20:13 PM »
A buddy of mine gave me his extract brewing equipment and included in it was a big foil-sealed bag of More Beer Liquid Malt Extract that Im sure he has had for well over a year.  Do you all thing its worth it to try and make an extract Pale Ale with it?  I have the hops and all I need is probably pick up a vial of San Diego Super.  Just wondering if you think this thing will be will be entirely unpalatable.


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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 07:35:46 PM »
It will make beer just fine.  It won't taste like what it would taste when it was fresh.

Pick a different, darker, maltier style than the original and use it for that if you want to use it.

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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 10:15:47 PM »
It will make beer just fine.  It won't taste like what it would taste when it was fresh.

Pick a different, darker, maltier style than the original and use it for that if you want to use it.

Pitch a lot of yeast.

Perhaps I could try doing Jamil's 70 or 80 Shilling Recipe in Extract with Specialty Grains.  Was thinking about doing that. 

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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 04:42:58 AM »
I used old LME for starters.
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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 02:19:30 PM »
I used old LME for starters.

This, but I tend to stick with DME.
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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 02:42:33 PM »
I used old LME for starters.

This, but I tend to stick with DME.
This was out of date stuff a guy had gotten, and you could donate to the club. It was very dark Pilsner LME. Made good starters, that I decanted off of, back in the day.

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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 03:36:49 PM »
Save it for starters only.
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Re: Old LME - To use or not?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 07:45:36 PM »
Alright, think I will follow the advice and save for starters.  Thanks all.