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Old 01-11-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Ok, one of my friends parents gave me some malt extract, both a bag of liquid and a bag of dry. The liquid is dated APR 01 2000 and the dry does not have a date, but its hard as a rock. I know this will probably not make a good beer, but I want to know if it could be dangerous at all after a long boil. I do not plan on using it in a beer with any new ingredients, other than some hops and maybe some steeping grains, so if it comes out gross it will just be a throw away batch.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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yea 10 years old .... toss it.

it wont be dangerous just stale as all get out.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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If you don't mind going through the trouble of brewing it, I'd say go for it. Like you mentioned, I would just buy some steeping grains, hops, and dry yeast. You won't be out much money if it turns out undrinkable.

Let us know how it turns out!

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Why waste your time? It's $10 worth of malt extract, for goodness sake.

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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My frist beer was an 10 plus years.. It was no good, or I didn't know how to brew yet.. But it did ferment out, just did not taste very good.

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Well, since I'm a college student on break (sort of) I have time, but not a lot of cash. There are 6 pounds of LME and 2 of DME. Ill probably brew it up in a dark stout to hopefully cover up any off flavors

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I think you should set up a paypal account, and we'll all donate $1 so you can buy some fresh DME and get yourself drunk right proper.

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I think you should set up a paypal account, and we'll all donate $1 so you can buy some fresh DME and get yourself drunk right proper.
hah, but that wouldn't be as exciting would it? Half of what makes homebrew so fun is the experience.
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I don't have any experience with old liquid extract, but I'm surprised it stayed liquid after 10 years. I would assume it would find a way to dry out. That's some impressive packaging.

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Yeah, it looks and feels?(I haven't dealt with bagged LME before, but imagine it would feel about like this) like new. You don't want to see the bag of DME

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