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Old 12-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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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

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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I'd dump it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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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!
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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.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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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?
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While it would ferment, it won't make anything tasty. I'd dump it, and not waste my hops and time.

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Just be carefull it doesn't get loose. Put it in a tight can outside.
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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.

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

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

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