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Old 01-11-2010, 09:26 PM   #11
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that don't look new to me ... looks like your Amber LME has turned into Dark LME. or maybe its just the lighting.

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:42 AM   #12
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If you insist on using it, a stout is probably the best bet. Get some fresh ingredients-- roasted barley, black patent malt, etc.-- and use generous amounts of them.

I think you would be wise to cut this with some fresh LME. And when you are doing the sanitizing heating/boil, add a drop of olive oil (one drop).

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:56 AM   #13
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I used some 1yr old LME that was kept in the fridge in a sealed plastic container. It turned darker from age. I used it in a sour beer that turned out great. I would make an oud bruin out of it.

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If you insist on using it, a stout is probably the best bet. Get some fresh ingredients-- roasted barley, black patent malt, etc.-- and use generous amounts of them.

I think you would be wise to cut this with some fresh LME. And when you are doing the sanitizing heating/boil, add a drop of olive oil (one drop).
Yeah, I was thinking maybe 8oz roasted barley, 8oz black patent and 12 oz crystal 60L or something like that.

Whats the olive oil for?
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haha oh man id definitely give it a try. would be a hell of an experiment.

if your like me you have a buddy that will drink anything you put in front of him, so if I did this I would know I could just give it to him.

I once gave this guy a litre of disgustingly infected stout that I made from some crappy kit. I almost threw up dumping the stuff down the drain; it smelled like soy sauce. This guy drank every drop I gave him and enjoyed it.

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I made a stout with 8 year old LME. Not bad. Tossed it on a yeast cake, so all it cost was for 8 oz of C80L and the same of roast barley, plus some propane.

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Damn the torpedoes, and pitch the yeast! Argggh!!

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My stepdad brewed up a porter with some 9 year old DME and LME. it was roasty as all get out, and he didn't even have any roasted barley in it, just the extract and a handful of hops for bittering. It was definitely drinkable, if a bit plain, actually.

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #19
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I made a Porter with 4 year old LME and entered it in the HBT Homebrew comp. It was not my best scored brew but they did not say it was god awful either

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Ok, so its been brewed, it tastes pretty good good, but, I have a problemI I seem to be stuck at 1.018 its still a little sweeter than I would like, any ideas how I can get another .003-.005 out of it? 1.018 is at the egde of the range, but i think a little bit more would be nice.


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Oatmeal Stout


Type: Partial Mash
Date: 1/30/2010
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Steve
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 69.36 %
1.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 11.56 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.67 %
0.40 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4.62 %
0.25 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.89 %
0.25 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.89 %
1.00 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (60 min) Hops 26.0 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [4.80 %] (15 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
0.25 oz Fuggles [4.80 %] (5 min) Hops 0.8 IBU



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.45 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.82 %
Bitterness: 33.0 IBU Calories: 248 cal/pint
Est Color: 25.2 SRM

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