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Old 07-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I should have smelled trouble when I sale the 3 for 2 sign. The malt syrup seems to have been expired. The date says 6/13
Should a light malt look very light?
My wort is quite dark which led me to check the expiry date.
Yes, I know. Papazian would tell me to relax and have a homebrew.
Any thoughts?


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Old 07-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hey guys,
I should have smelled trouble when I sale the 3 for 2 sign. The malt syrup seems to have been expired. The date says 6/13
Should a light malt look very light?
My wort is quite dark which led me to check the expiry date.
Yes, I know. Papazian would tell me to relax and have a homebrew.
Any thoughts?
Light malt doesn't really look that light. Is this canned extract? Is that the expiration date or a packaging date?

My thought...listen to Papazian. Nothing you can do about it now. Will the flavor be off? Maybe, maybe not.


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It's unhopped malt extract from the LHBS (packaged in house in white plastic containers, the lids ringed with packing tape to keep them on).
They had a sale and the guy at the counter stopped me from buying one of them because the lid was convex. I think they're just old. I wonder what the effect will be. I'm disappointed that I fell for the attraction of a sale price.
I'm brewing Heinistella European Delight from Papazian's book. It looks pretty damn dark which is why I got concerned.
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Well, it's possible that the date is actually the day they packaged the stuff...which still means it has been sitting around for a while. They don't package it as you buy it? The only place I've been to that pre-packages their extract is More Beer, but they vacuum seal the stuff in bags. My other place fills the tub when you order and I also think they fill the backspace in the bulk container with nitrogen.
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