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Old 03-31-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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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".
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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About a month should be OK. Screw top jar right?

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

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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No, snap top tupperware

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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How's it smell, any sign of mold?

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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.

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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my inner tightwad rejoices

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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!

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

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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.
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I would use it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/salv...ld-lme-154747/

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