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Old 05-28-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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I got a really good deal on some HB gear via CL. One of the parts of the deal was a Williams brewing kit, A Belgian Double, that was factory sealed and supposedly refrigerated. I opened it and noticed that the prod date on the yeast is 2005!! I am sure that the hops and yeast are no good. What about the Candi sugar? I smacked the yeast pack just for ****s and giggles. I am assuming that the hops are no longer any good either.

What about the LME? It looks ok and I do not see any mold or anything strange. What are peoples thoughts as to whether it is safe to use or not?

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Old 05-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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It's certainly safe...you're going boil it an hour anyhow! Yeah, I'd toss the hops and yeast. I'm sure the candi sugar is perfectly fine. The LME is a bigger question mark, but if it's well sealed it is probably okay.

Brew it up, it's worth gambling a few ounces of hops and some yeast. Maybe harvest some yeast from another batch, if you don't want to gamble the price of a new smack pack.

 
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I am going to use dry yeast, nottingham I think. I believe it is a #9 bag of LME. I am looking to see what I can make with it.
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Ive never seen LME in a bag....but I only have one or two stores that I frequent so it may be more common than I assume. Seems like the LME in a can would last longer, but who knows?

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Ive never seen LME in a bag....but I only have one or two stores that I frequent so it may be more common than I assume. Seems like the LME in a can would last longer, but who knows?

taste it...it you like it, brew it!
It is from a Kit by Williams Brewing. I decided to use it to make a porter and it is happily bubbling away
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