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tjt_88 08-30-2012 02:30 PM

How long can lme stay for? I'm thinking about buy a case of lme. But I don't want it to go bad. So just wondering before I make a buy! Thanks

unionrdr 08-31-2012 07:53 PM

Put'em in the fridge. They last a lot longer that way. They cqan go a couple months sealed as long as they're in the fridge.

david_42 08-31-2012 08:05 PM

The oldest LME I've used was 7 years old. I don't recommend that, but six months shouldn't be a problem if you keep it cool.

tjt_88 08-31-2012 08:26 PM

Alright thank you

TxBrewHouse 08-31-2012 10:26 PM

I've kept 30 gallons of lme for longer than 6 months. Just suck all the air ( oxygen ) out with a vacuum pump and it will keep for a long period of time if refrigerated.

Calder 09-01-2012 01:24 AM

It will keep fine for a couple of years.

You might want to look at buying DME in bulk (50 lbs at a time). It does not have the problems associated with DME (darkening and metallic taste from the can).

tjt_88 09-01-2012 10:38 AM

The stuff I'm looking at getting is in plastic jugd

CrookedTail 09-01-2012 09:42 PM

+1 on refrigerating your LME. It will last much longer.

CrookedTail 09-01-2012 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by tjt_88
The stuff I'm looking at getting is in plastic jugd

LME doesn't store particularly well. It will darken over time and produce extract twang. If you buy LME in bulk, make sure you use it all in several months' time. It is very important to keep it refrigerated.

I like the flavor of LME better, but if I were going to buy extract in bulk I'd get DME. It will last much longer as long as you keep it in a dry place.

tjt_88 09-02-2012 12:15 AM

I could get just one case but I was wanted to get light and dark. Oh well I'll just have to get in on all grain

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