Ancient kit - opinions? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Ancient kit - opinions?

Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
Feb 2008
Posts: 2


Newbie, I searched the forum because I've been raiding my attic.

...And I've dug out a Brupacks Yorkshire ale kit, dated 2003. (I also re-discovered my old barrel and all the other stuff).

It's an extract kit (two big cans 3kg). I suspect this may be OK, despite it's age. I'm much less sure about the dried yeast (Muntons brand, small foil sachet).

Without telling me to go and do it all the proper way, what's the opinion on these aged ingredients?

Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
Redweasel's Avatar
Jan 2008
Kansas City, MO
Posts: 409
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

In my VERY limited experience fresher is better. I don't know if I would use 5 year old extract. No, I know I would not use it.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
Maniacally Malty
DeathBrewer's Avatar
Apr 2007
Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,790
Liked 269 Times on 134 Posts

i'm assuming it's liquid malt extract, which doesn't age well. dry malt extract that's sealed properly would be ok. the dry yeast is dead and too cheap to worrry about anyway.

no, i wouldn't use it.
Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing

"Death is always with us." - Brewpastor

We will remember...

Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
Blender's Avatar
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Originally Posted by DeathBrewer, i wouldn't use it.
I wouldn't use it either.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 09:34 PM   #5
Feb 2008
Posts: 2

Hmm, thanks. I could have guessed that one I suppose.

Time to get in something a bit better then.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 01:57 AM   #6
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,599
Liked 158 Times on 148 Posts

I've used 8 year old extract. It was two cans of "light", which looked rather dark. Made a stout out of them & it wasn't bad. About $6 for specialty grains and a fresh packet of Nottingham.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ancient Egyptian Beer lucasszy Recipes/Ingredients 10 12-23-2012 08:46 AM
Ancient Carbination? FishinDave07 Mead Forum 4 05-04-2008 07:35 PM
Ancient Hops DraconianHand Recipes/Ingredients 8 02-29-2008 02:54 AM
ancient beer bummerkit General Beer Discussion 4 07-29-2007 03:00 PM
Joe's Ancient fermenting away! newguy Mead Forum 0 05-17-2007 12:09 AM

Forum Jump