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coffeegod 03-31-2010 05:07 AM

LME Shelf Life
 
I found some LME that I bought about a month ago from my LHBS. Is it still ok to use? My inner tightwad is screaming, "use it, use it".
Scott

Poindexter 03-31-2010 06:35 AM

About a month should be OK. Screw top jar right?

I would be OK leaving a sealed tin can go some longer.

coffeegod 03-31-2010 02:05 PM

No, snap top tupperware

Neonsilver 03-31-2010 02:12 PM

How's it smell, any sign of mold?

mosquitocontrol 03-31-2010 02:17 PM

ITs perfectly fine. I've used LME up to 6 months after received it. Its not optimal, but it makes beer without much of a difference in final quality. Even if there is mold just scrape off that section and be sure to let it pastuerize in the wort (At least 15 minutes >160 if adding towards end of the boil) and you will be fine.

USE IT

coffeegod 03-31-2010 02:41 PM

my inner tightwad rejoices

mosquitocontrol 03-31-2010 02:43 PM

I usually buy about 10 kits at once online to save on shipping. This will last about 3-4 months. I've never noticed any difference in quality for the few batches at the end that are 3 months old. One month seems pretty fresh!

Grimm 04-02-2010 04:42 PM

how do you store the LME when you have them for over a month? fridge or just a cool dry place?

Ooompa Loompa 04-02-2010 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grimm (Post 1983103)
how do you store the LME when you have them for over a month? fridge or just a cool dry place?

I always store mine in the fridge.

$bill 04-03-2010 10:58 PM

I would use it.

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