The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Brewing an old extract kit

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
howlinowl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 270
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Brewing an old extract kit

Was going through my garage the other day, and found a beer kit that I long ago forgot all about.

http://store.homebrewheaven.com/shar...RowID=331&All=

It a Diamondknot IPA from Homebrew Heaven.

Dunno how old it is. I can tell you that the expiration date on the packet of Nottingham dry yeast is 2004. The grains and DME are all sealed up tight, no moisture has gotten to them. Hops are sealed up.

Thinkin' bout boilin' this puppy up and see what happens. Maybe even try to make a starter with the old yeast and see if it takes. If not, I'll just buy some yeast next time I order supplies or dump it on a yeastcake next AG batch I make.

What'll ya'll think? Will this stuff kill me? Even if the starter takes, would you still get fresh yeast? Or should I just toss the box?

Allan

__________________
Howlinowl Third World Brewing
Primary 1: Empty
Primary 2: Empty
Secondary 1: Empty
Secondary 2: Empty

On Deck:

On Tap 1: Yuengling Traditional Lager
On Tap 2: Kayumanggi Ale (pronounced "Kai-you-mang-ghe) Tagalog for "Brown"
Various bottles and cans: San Miguel Premium Lager, Flying Dog Mix Pack, Sierra Nevada Brown Ale
howlinowl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 82 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sorrry, but at 3 years old the only thing that's still good would be the DME.

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
DeathBrewer
Maniacally Malty
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeathBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,825
Liked 201 Times on 112 Posts

Default

toss it, go buy some new ingredients.

no need to waste time with old ingredients. if the dry yeast expired 3 years ago, who knows how old the ingredients actually are...

__________________
Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing

"Death is always with us." - Brewpastor

Quote:
DIAICYLF
We will remember...
DeathBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
Brewer3401
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewer3401's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 1,339
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

In a hot garage - even if kept dry, the grains are shot.

If the DME is still powdery, you may want to keep to make wort for starters.

__________________

Fermenter: -0-
Brite tank: -0-
Kegged: Blonde ale

Brewer3401 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 03:03 PM   #5
Mutilated1
Beer Drenched Executioner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mutilated1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hoover, Alabama USA, Alabama
Posts: 2,195
Liked 33 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Heck if I were you I'd go ahead and try and make it. If it taste bad you don't have to drink it you know - it probably won't kill you or make you blind, and what the hell you already spent the money on the kit ? Nothing to lose by making it.

If it doesn't make beer, you're not any worse off than if it was still hidden in your garage or thrown away.

Seriously what have you got to lose ? A few minutes in the kitchen and nothing more. If you don't get your expectations up you won't be disappointed, and you might even be pleasently surprised.

__________________
Mutilated1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 09:10 PM   #6
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,648
Liked 131 Times on 124 Posts

Default

After three years, the hops and grains are toast. You would have a stale, pale no-hop ale. Sort of like an English ESB.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #7
DeathBrewer
Maniacally Malty
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeathBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,825
Liked 201 Times on 112 Posts

Default

pft....kind of like an esb?

esb's have a nice hop balance IMO...they taste great. this would be utter crap.

__________________
Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing

"Death is always with us." - Brewpastor

Quote:
DIAICYLF
We will remember...
DeathBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain Brewing with Extract Brewing Equipment (pics) DRoyLenz General Beer Discussion 76 06-30-2014 04:53 PM
All-Grain Brewing Vs. Extract Brewing 5gBrewer General Beer Discussion 27 06-24-2013 02:28 PM
Brewing my first batch, but already looking to modify malt extract brewing. leapinglords Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-10-2009 10:57 PM
AG vs. Extract Brewing beerme70 General Techniques 41 05-17-2008 07:11 PM
Extract brewing? joconn Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 06-06-2007 11:43 AM