New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Ancient LME




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
Bodesbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Portland, ME
Posts: 43
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Ancient LME

I have recently come across some very old dark LME that a co-worker ga e me. Not sure how old exactly but for some reason it was stored in a plastic bag and is completely solid! I was thinking of setting up a double boiler to possibly turn it back into a liquid state to avoid any scorching. Any thoughts or experience with this? Also it was free so if it doesn't work, it's no loss for me



__________________
Bodesbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
neovox
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
neovox's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 834
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I'd dump it.



__________________

BrewStreams - Homebrewing and Craft Beer News Aggregator
neovox is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
unionrdr
Gotta home brew jones
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 26,577
Liked 1662 Times on 1467 Posts
Likes Given: 1138

Default

Solidified LME??! boy,that's a new one. First time I ever heard of LME going solid. That's not extract,it's a bloody fossil!
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 01:12 AM   #4
Calder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,318
Liked 222 Times on 199 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I gave up brewing in 2002, started again in 2009. I had some old, opened LME that lasted that time. It was 'Light' LME, but was really dark. It was still liquid. I used it (to practice with), and drank the results, it was OK, but wouldn't do it again. Solid LME ...... Not sure what you need to do to get that; dump it.

__________________
Calder is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 01:25 AM   #5
bfinleyui
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 326
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Solidified LME??! boy,that's a new one. First time I ever heard of LME going solid. That's not extract,it's a bloody fossil!
Wasn't this how jurassic park started?
__________________
Primary:
Bottled: Cinnamon Apple Cider, Two Hearted Clone, FW Double Jack Clone
Kegged: Kent's Hollow Leg
Conditioning: Russian Imperial Stout, Milk Chocolate Porter/Stout Partigyle
On Deck: Graff, DIPA w/Heady Topper Yeast
bfinleyui is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 58,644
Liked 3857 Times on 2818 Posts
Likes Given: 644

Default

While it would ferment, it won't make anything tasty. I'd dump it, and not waste my hops and time.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
unionrdr
Gotta home brew jones
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 26,577
Liked 1662 Times on 1467 Posts
Likes Given: 1138

Default

Just be carefull it doesn't get loose. Put it in a tight can outside.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
revkip
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 9
Likes Given: 8

Default

had 3 lbs of solidified light DME bought back in the 90's. It had turned orange in a sealed plastic bag. Willing to experiment, I put it in a large pot and covered it with water and slow boiled over an hour or so until it melted thoroughly--tasted okay, just not flavorful. So I added 1lb of chocolate syrup and 2 lbs of raspberries and blueberries to make it a sweet ale, no hops.











__________________
revkip is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
Bodesbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Portland, ME
Posts: 43
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Awesome!! That's what I was waiting to read!!

__________________
Bodesbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #10
DrummerBoySeth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Knightdale, NC
Posts: 673
Liked 39 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

bread yeast? Really? I know it is just for fun, but at least give it a chance to be decent!



__________________

"Give a man a beer, and he will waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and he will waste a lifetime!" Bill Owen

DrummerBoySeth is offline
revkip Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ancient JOAM? GuldTuborg Mead Forum 10 09-08-2013 02:15 AM
Regulator and tap... ancient! John Long Bottling/Kegging 3 07-14-2010 03:40 PM
Ancient Yeast danculwell Fermentation & Yeast 7 01-18-2010 07:55 PM
Ancient Carbination? FishinDave07 Mead Forum 4 05-04-2008 07:35 PM
Ancient Hops DraconianHand Recipes/Ingredients 8 02-29-2008 01:54 AM