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Old 11-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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How long does LME stay fresh. What kind of shelf life does it have.


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Old 11-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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a week or two less than the time it take to get it to you.


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Old 11-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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I've got a 20% discount I guess I shouldn't buy any extra.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Depends on a few factors. Do you know the production date of the LME? Is it on the can or the jug? Do you mean once it's been opened or just how long it can sit in the jug/can?
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Sealed unopened jug I don't know the dates cuz I haven't ordered it yet.
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If it's from midwest, morebeer, austin or northern brewer, they sell a lot of their stock so the turnover on new product is pretty good. I'd say you have a few months before it starts to go south on you, but i'd use it sooner than later. If it's going to be a while before your brew day, just order in your supplies about a week before your brewing.
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And keep LME's in the fridge along with the yeast.
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I got my can of LME from Midwest (Muntons Bitter) this month and the expiration date was Aug 2013 so in this case I had approximately 8-9 months.


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