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Old 08-23-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a coopers ginger beer kit the has a best before of the end of march 07, do you reckon this will be safe to brew/drink?

I'm returning to brewing after a long stint away and can't wait to get back in to the habbit so appologies for seeming like a "scruff"

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Old 08-23-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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I just brewed a kit that was over 1 year expired. Turned out great! BREW ON!

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Old 08-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #3
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it'll work. might want some fresh yeast. a new kit might taste better, but should be fine...i'd say go for it.

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i agree, the extract is likely fine...but I"d toss the yeast that came with it and get something fresher.

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Thanks, I'll try that

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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Safety wise, I don't think there is anything to worry about. And with a date of 3/07, I don't think flavor would be an issue. However, if it is using LME, I would imagine the beer would come out darker than you expect (LME darkens as it ages), but that is not a major concern, I would go for it if I was you.

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Shall do, I'll pop up to my LBHS for some yeast over the next couple of days

Got to empty my keg first

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