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Old 12-14-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hello,
I saved some extract I used on 12/1/09 in a plastic screwtop container. It was cleaned (although I don't think I santized) and I taped the screw part so no air would enter.

Should I not even bother with using it? Is there a good way to preserve extract?

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Guess I should have opened it before posting: it's moldy.

For future reference, is there a way to preserve extract?

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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what kind of plastic container is it? if its made for food and you got an air tight seal it is probably ok.

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Guess I should have opened it before posting: it's moldy.

For future reference, is there a way to preserve extract?
well in that case never mind. toss it. vacuum seal it next time.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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It was actually a container that previously had extract from a Brewer's Best kit

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hmmm well it should be good for storage just find a way to vacuum seal it.

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #7
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Easy answer, use DME instead of LME. It keeps much longer...

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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Easy answer, use DME instead of LME. It keeps much longer...
+1, I used LME for my first couple of batches but quickly switched to DME for both ease of storage and use. Since I now do AG, I keep some DME on hand for starters and whatnot, and it's all DME.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:23 AM   #9
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Yeah, I only recently figured out what those other packages at my LHBS were.

I know I read this somewhere, but what's the conversion between LME and DME?

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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME

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