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Old 08-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Storing DME?

I use light DME for my yeast starters. Since DME is so reactive to water I was wondering how some folks store it, as well as how long they keep it once it has been opened?

I buy 1 pound bags of light DME for starters and just tape it back up and store it in a ziploc bag until it's gone. I wondered what some other folks do with their DME for yeast starters.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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For small bags like that a Ziploc is fine. I buy my DME in bulk so that gets thrown in food saver vacuum bags

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I keep mine in a clear plastic screw top container similar to this this one and just keep it in the cupboard next to the flour and sugar

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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I have ziplock'd mine and put it in the freezer next to my extra hops. Maybe that's overkill, but I've never had any problems w/ starters.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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I keep mine in one of those ziplock "disposable" tupperware containers. I buy a big bag and it lasts a couple months with no problems.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:13 AM   #6
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I keep mine in Rubbermaid containers.

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Old 08-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks for the info gents!!

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