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Old 02-15-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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My local store is 60 miles round trip. I bought two extract kits today, what is the best way to store the DME and LME? I think the hops are ok at room temp in their sealed foil bags. I have the yeast in the fridge. I don't know the best way to store the extract for a month or so.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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The shelf. It'll be fine for a month no sweat. Hops will be okay too, but refrigeration doesn't hurt.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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The best way to store it is cold for lme and hops. For me, lme would be in the fridge, hops in the freezer. Cold temperatures slow down staling/oxidation reactions. The dme, don't think it makes much difference. Storing that in the fridge or freezer seems really weird.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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I store hop packets in a zip lock freezer bag on the top shelf of the freezer. Yeast in the fridge butter cubby & LME on the fridge shelf. DME on the upper pantry shelf.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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Oh I hadn't really thought I should do this but it wouldn't hurt. I normally buy one or two kits at a time so this would definitely be good because sometimes I can't brew for a month or more at a time and I just have kits sitting on the shelf. Good to know!

 
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