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Old 08-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default what is the shelf life of a kit?

Let's say I bought a kit for a nice dark beer a while ago. How long can the kit sit on a shelf in a garage before it needs to be thrown away?

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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is is extract, grains, combination? were the hops stored in frig. or left in the garage? Is it dry yeast? Lots of variables.

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grains and malt extract
hops are pellets and stored in the kit
dry yeast

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IMO....eh....malt extract may be OK. dry yeast may be ok as well so long as not expired. grains are probably stale. Overall May just make "blah" tasting beer.

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that was basically what i was thinking. Thanks for your input.

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How hot does your garage get?

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