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Old 10-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Been holding on to Dead Ringer (Two Hearted) ingredients all summer

Never got around to it. Is this kit still good? Does not include yeast.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Is it the extract or all grain? If all grain, are the grains crushed?

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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Northern Brewer reviews are almost all 5-star; the DR is next on my list of extract kits to buy when my fermenters are empty/ready, along with the White House Honey Porter

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Is it the extract or all grain? If all grain, are the grains crushed?
Extract. If it was grain I'd assume that it won't be good.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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I've done the NB AG kit and then got what I needed locally and all have come out outstanding. I've used 05 yeast on all and would not change a thing. My friends beg me for this beer so I try to make it 4-5 times a year.

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Extract. If it was grain I'd assume that it won't be good.
I would assume the extract would be totally fine so long as you weren't storing it in a scorching hot location like a garage. Same with the hops. You probably should replace the yeast though. If you're going with liquid yeast, you probably should also make a starter even with new yeast.

You may be surprised how long grain can last if you store it correctly. I've kept crushed grains for up to two months before using - I keep them in the sealed bags in a cool, dry location.
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I refrigerate all ingredients until brew day, if you did that I would assume it will still be good.
I brewed that kit in early August, turned out great! I used US-05 (2 packs, re-hydrated) and kept it @68 with a ferm chamber.
I will be re-ordering the ingredients soon (saves about $4), I was really happy with this kit.

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So what's the consensus?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/d...tract-kit.html

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Get some yeast and make it!!

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
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Unless you kept it in your car with the windows up the whole time its fine. Ingredients are much more resilient than we like to think.

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