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Old 02-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #51
Brewing Clamper
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Originally Posted by Kai
Yeah, my brew store has a big, translucent barrel of LME that they serve out of. It's always pretty dark to begin with, so you add in the caramelisation and everything ends up brown. Not to mention that it just doesn't taste good.
It's kept in clear containers!? My LHBS has it in those cool 80# plastic containers and pushes it out with CO2 instead of gravity. I only use their Alexander's pale LME and I can make some pretty light beers. I do late additions to so that might help.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:02 AM   #52
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Tried LME once. Beer turned out ok but havent used it since. I've had nice luck using DME with the late exctract method.

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:37 PM   #53
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It seems like there are big differences between LME stored and sold in bulk versus the individual cans (or, in the case of Breiss, heavy sealed plastic containers).

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