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Old 10-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
tagheuer
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Sep 2011
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Hi all,

I have a chance to get a Festa Brew - Cream Ale at $25.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...B-CreamAle.jpg

New one in local HBS is $50.

The box is still using the white color one, instead the new packaging (i.e. one with brown color).

I asked the seller whether there is information about the expiry sticker or product code on the box, and the seller said no such info available.

I suspect it is already expired, but I don't know how long.

Any suggestion ? Should I give a shot on the suspected kit ? Or it's better to get a fresh one.

Thanks in advance...

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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No guts, no glory.

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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I say go for it. There is so little work involved in fermenting one of these and if the wort is "sterile" it should be good for a bit after the expiry date. Those are just guidelines, it's not like it instantly goes bad on the day. LOL

If you have a spare $25 sitting around, why not?

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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It may be fine but you might want to grab a new packet of yeast.

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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@rshortt: Yes! Good point. Even if the yeast seems fine, if it's the Nottingham that those kits sometimes come with, get US-05 or anything else. The Notty is not worth the effort.

 
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
tagheuer
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Thanks for the inputs. I decided not to take the kit.

The seller is a bit suspicious and I reluctant to take the risk.

Maybe I'll get the fresh one.

 
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