Found an old extract kit, trash it or brew it?

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  • Brew it with old yeast.

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HomebrewMTB

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I found a B3 Stout extract kit (with specialty grains) that I bought a while back but never got around to brewing. It's been about 2.5-3 years. Will it taste stale if I brew it or will it still make good beer? How about the yeast? There are two packs of S-04. Not trying to be cheap but if they would still work, I'd like to use them. Waste not want not.

What do you say?
 

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Hell yeah, brew it. What do you have to lose? You'll have an idea about the taste after fermentation and you'll know if you should dump or proceed to bottle/keg.
 

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Yup - brew away. If it sucks you're out, what, a few gallons of water and some propane?
 

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get new specialty grains if they arent vacuum packed. the LME might be a bit stale. i personally would just do it anyways.
 

unionrdr

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Just make a starter for the old yeast. I used a cooper's can/yeast sachet from '09. The starter took 3.5 hours to wake'em up,& get to multiplying enough to get going very quick & clean. The ale came out great!
We'll be drinking it while brewing on National Home Brew day Saturday.
 
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HomebrewMTB

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I'll give it whirl and I think I'll try the old yeast too. I'll add fresh if it gets stuck. Thanks for the opinions.

Cheers!
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