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Old 08-27-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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I got an extract kit from AHBS that has LME in buckets. Just wondering how you are loosening up the LME in plastic buckets for easier handling when you add it to the wort. I had metal LME cans before and loosened up the LME by putting the cans in hot water for 15 minutes. Any tips?

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Old 08-27-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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The same way as you do for the cans. Let em soak in warm/hot water for a bit.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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set them in a hot car for awhile (well, it works in Arizona)

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Old 08-27-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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put a pot on the stove, put a towel on the bottom of the pot, put the tub o' extract on top of the towel, fill with water, turn the stove to med-low.
the towel/washcloth on the bottom keeps the plastic of the tub from melting or scorching at all
works every time
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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I can tell you from experience, DO NOT EVEN THINK about the microwave.
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