LME Shelf Life - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > LME Shelf Life

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
coffeegod
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Virginia Beach, Va.
Posts: 88
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I found some LME that I bought about a month ago from my LHBS. Is it still ok to use? My inner tightwad is screaming, "use it, use it".
Scott



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
Poindexter
 
Poindexter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
interior Alaska
Posts: 1,195
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


About a month should be OK. Screw top jar right?

I would be OK leaving a sealed tin can go some longer.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
coffeegod
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Virginia Beach, Va.
Posts: 88
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


No, snap top tupperware

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
Neonsilver
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Posts: 214

How's it smell, any sign of mold?
__________________
On deck - AAA x2, Irish red
Primary - Baltic porter, IIPA, Mild, ESB, Milk stout, Scottish 80
Secondary - American Barleywine
Bottled - Gingerbread ale, IPA, Brown porter, RIS, Better than dead x2, APA x2, Kolsch

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
mosquitocontrol
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,082
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


ITs perfectly fine. I've used LME up to 6 months after received it. Its not optimal, but it makes beer without much of a difference in final quality. Even if there is mold just scrape off that section and be sure to let it pastuerize in the wort (At least 15 minutes >160 if adding towards end of the boil) and you will be fine.

USE IT

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
coffeegod
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Virginia Beach, Va.
Posts: 88
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


my inner tightwad rejoices

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
mosquitocontrol
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,082
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


I usually buy about 10 kits at once online to save on shipping. This will last about 3-4 months. I've never noticed any difference in quality for the few batches at the end that are 3 months old. One month seems pretty fresh!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 04:42 PM   #8
Grimm
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Bucks County PA, PA
Posts: 318
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


how do you store the LME when you have them for over a month? fridge or just a cool dry place?
__________________
Ludwigbrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #9
Ooompa Loompa
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Colorado
Posts: 531
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Grimm View Post
how do you store the LME when you have them for over a month? fridge or just a cool dry place?
I always store mine in the fridge.
__________________
Primary: Apfelwein, Irish Stout
Secondary: Nada
Bottle conditioning: Centennial IPA
Drinking: Super Shpadoinkle Blonde Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 10:58 PM   #10
$bill
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Posts: 46
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I would use it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/salv...ld-lme-154747/



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kit shelf life anteup02 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-22-2009 05:19 PM
hop shelf life? BrewMeister49 General Beer Discussion 3 08-23-2009 01:41 PM
Kit Shelf Life bigchilla77 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 11-23-2008 11:01 PM
dme shelf life busmanray General Techniques 2 08-08-2008 09:01 PM
hop shelf life? moger777 Recipes/Ingredients 9 02-10-2008 05:51 PM


Forum Jump