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Old 01-31-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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A buddy of mine bought some amber extract at a garage sale and gave it to me. It is in a heavy plastic bag and looks good. The use by date is November of 2008. Do you think it is still safe to use?


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it's safe if you boil it for 15 minutes or more. good? can't say, but probably so


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As long as it isn't moldy it should be ok. but it will make a bit darker beer & the flavor will likely be different. Not bad,but different. Check out my Summer Ale recipe/pic as an example.
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As long as it isn't moldy it should be ok. but it will make a bit darker beer & the flavor will likely be different. Not bad,but different. Check out my Summer Ale recipe/pic as an example.
x2 Darker and not the "kit" flavor advertised on the package. I made a batch like this a long time ago and it was fine! It's not going to be unsafe as long as you boil and I don't think anything unsafe can survive the fermentation process.

Anyone? Fermentation renders most every batch safe to drink (not saying GOOD to drink, but safe) right?
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Basically,yes. As long as it was sealed & clean looking,it should be fine concidering.
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Thanks guys some time soon I will be using it to up the gravity of a beer to add body and sugar content which we all know what that makes.

Gonna go for a "Knock You to Your Knees Amber Ale" 11 lbs of grains and 3 lbs of extract.
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OG 1.064 and fermenting for a week now. Air lock still active.
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OG 1.064 and fermenting for a week now. Air lock still active.
Whatever happened with this? Did it work out well?
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Whatever happened with this? Did it work out well?
Final gravity I think around 1.028. but don't quote me on it and the beer was good and gone.
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I bet you it would have been good to use for yeast starters. Although I'm not sure how much amber LME has been used in that manner.


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