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Old 05-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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I have some leftover LME from a brew I made 2 weeks ago. I don't have a vacuum sealer; so, I squeezed the air out of it, put the lid back on (it's a 1/2 gallon milk style jug) and stuck it in the fridge. I plan to brew Yuri Rage's recipe "Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale" Friday. Would I get any off-flavors from using this 2 week old LME as a yeast starter for my pumpkin ale?

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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It will work fine.

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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Good! Thanks for the assurance! I didn't think using such a small amount would add any off-flavors.

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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I have been using two year out of date, old Mr Beer cans, LME for my starters and its been fine.

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Old 05-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #5
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I may be missing something, but how did you squeeze all the air out of a milk jug? Was there enough LME to go to the top?

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Old 05-14-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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^^^I guess I should have been more specific. I squeezed all the air I could out of it. No it is not completely to the top.

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