Author Topic: Old Yeast/Old Extract Starter  (Read 159 times)

Offline HopDen

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Old Yeast/Old Extract Starter
« on: April 23, 2020, 05:22:22 PM »
I have a 3 year old container of Briess Pilsen LME and 3 pkg's of WLP002 with a best by date of Jun. 01 19 and a MFG date of Dec.3 18. This is more for s***s and giggles. The LME smelled ok but was dark and tastes like prunes. Brought it to a boil and it gave up some, what appears to be hot break. I will make a starter at 1.035 OG and see what happens.

So, a question

1) Will the LME starter negatively affect the yeasts influence on a future wort? I would think not but I am not certain.


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Re: Old Yeast/Old Extract Starter
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 06:03:29 PM »
Don't think so
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Re: Old Yeast/Old Extract Starter
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 09:34:47 PM »
Don't think so

Well Im going to find out, just pitched the yeast into the nasty a$$ starter wort and I'll report back in a few days!! 7 come 11

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Re: Old Yeast/Old Extract Starter
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 01:44:59 AM »
Don't think so either.  Make sure you decant!