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Old 10-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
Oct 2009
Long Island, NY
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Does DME go bad?? Sounds silly I know, but I'm going to make a starter and have some leftover DME from about a year ago and was wondering if it was ok to use.

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Old 10-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
Jul 2010
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I think it should be fine as long as it was kept away from moisure and hasn't clumped too badly. Just boil it up and put those yeast to work!
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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For a starter it will be fine. Just remember to decant before you use it. I've been using some wheat LME I've had in the fridge for a couple of years to make starters for Hefes and such. No worries.

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