Come enter the BrewHardware Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > It looks like I've used expired malt syrup!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
Sir-Hops-A-Lot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 289
Liked 27 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default It looks like I've used expired malt syrup!

Hey guys,
I should have smelled trouble when I sale the 3 for 2 sign. The malt syrup seems to have been expired. The date says 6/13
Should a light malt look very light?
My wort is quite dark which led me to check the expiry date.
Yes, I know. Papazian would tell me to relax and have a homebrew.
Any thoughts?

__________________
Sir-Hops-A-Lot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
Shooter
Almaigan Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shooter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin (No, not that Dublin)
Posts: 4,468
Liked 236 Times on 182 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir-Hops-A-Lot View Post
Hey guys,
I should have smelled trouble when I sale the 3 for 2 sign. The malt syrup seems to have been expired. The date says 6/13
Should a light malt look very light?
My wort is quite dark which led me to check the expiry date.
Yes, I know. Papazian would tell me to relax and have a homebrew.
Any thoughts?
Light malt doesn't really look that light. Is this canned extract? Is that the expiration date or a packaging date?

My thought...listen to Papazian. Nothing you can do about it now. Will the flavor be off? Maybe, maybe not.
__________________

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)

Shooter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
Sir-Hops-A-Lot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 289
Liked 27 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

It's unhopped malt extract from the LHBS (packaged in house in white plastic containers, the lids ringed with packing tape to keep them on).
They had a sale and the guy at the counter stopped me from buying one of them because the lid was convex. I think they're just old. I wonder what the effect will be. I'm disappointed that I fell for the attraction of a sale price.
I'm brewing Heinistella European Delight from Papazian's book. It looks pretty damn dark which is why I got concerned.

__________________
Sir-Hops-A-Lot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
Shooter
Almaigan Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shooter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin (No, not that Dublin)
Posts: 4,468
Liked 236 Times on 182 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Well, it's possible that the date is actually the day they packaged the stuff...which still means it has been sitting around for a while. They don't package it as you buy it? The only place I've been to that pre-packages their extract is More Beer, but they vacuum seal the stuff in bags. My other place fills the tub when you order and I also think they fill the backspace in the bulk container with nitrogen.

__________________

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)

Shooter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malt Syrup Question Eyemustard Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 08-15-2011 03:15 AM
Northern Brewer Malt Syrup McGreen Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-08-2011 06:45 AM
Powdered malt vrs Syrup question lakedawgs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 02-21-2011 03:56 AM
How to store syrup malt extract Thirdeye Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-13-2008 01:56 AM
Storing Malt Syrup, DME and Grain RangerG Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-14-2007 12:42 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS