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Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Shipping LME in 100+ temps

I have found many posts on shipping yeast in hot temps but nothing about shipping liquid malt extract. I live in the Dallas area and order most of my kits from AHS. I know they pull thier LME from bulk containers and they say it is very perishable. Should I be concerned about having LME shipped in 100+ temps? The last couple of beers I ordered DME out of concern.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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As long as it's sealed,it should be ok till it gets to you. But stick it in the fridge as soon as you get it.
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Their seals aren't that good sometimes though. I've had two shipments of leaked LME. Not enough that it would effect a recipe, but still . . . I wish AHS would change shippers. UPS is so abusive. It doesn't help that I'm shipping them to New York, and it takes 5 days transit time.

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Old 08-24-2011, 12:23 AM   #4
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You should be good being in the TX area, shipping couldn't take more than a day or two! And UPS is where its at. I refuse to use any other shipper!

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Old 08-24-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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I think it must be the local UPS facility. No matter where I order from, my boxes looks like someone sat on them and punched them. With FedEx, I've never had a problem. DHL was always the best but no one uses them anymore.

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I get stuff from AHS and have had no problems with LME in hot weather. All my yeast has lived too.

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As long as it's sealed,it should be ok till it gets to you. But stick it in the fridge as soon as you get it.
Put it in the fridge as a common practice or because of extreme temps?
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Gawd...last time I ordered LME in this heat, it all arrived dead. It was awful. Poor little critters...













I throw all my malt products vacuum sealed into my deep freeze, and my yeast in the fridge until brew day (or the day I want to make a starter in the case of yeasts...)

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Your LME had critters in it?

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I'm in Dallas and I've ordered LME from AHS a couple times this summer and it turned out ok so far, tasty beer was the end result.

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